Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships for Foreign Scholars
Through the Federal Commission for Scholarships for Foreign Students (FCS), the Swiss Confederation awards various post-graduate scholarships to foreign scholars of all disciplines:
- University research fellowships for scholars, doctorates and post-doctorates at Swiss universities, federal institutes of technology and universities of applied sciences (no scholarships for bachelor or masters studies)
Eligibility criteria, information on the application procedure, contact addresses and further information can be found listed under each country on the website of the Federal Commission for Scholarships for Foreign Students (FCS).
Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships for Foreign Scholars and Artists
The updated information about the Government Scholarships for the academic year 2018/2019 will be published on this web-page during august 2017. For reference please use the last year information.
Beware fake scholarship offers in the name of the Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships (phishing)
The Swiss authorities are issuing this warning about fake scholarships advertised by email. The Federal Commission for Scholarships for Foreign Students (FCS) does not advertise scholarships by email; as a rule, scholarships are directly managed by the Swiss representation in the country concerned. The Swiss authorities recommend not responding to such emails and, above all, not transferring any money.
Scholarships for Swiss students
The scholarship office of the Rectors’ Conference of the Swiss Universities swissuniversities administers the foreign governmental scholarships of about 40 countries on behalf of the Swiss Confederation. The scholarships are offered to Swiss students, researchers and artists to study for a period of time abroad. For more details:
Rectors’ Conference of Swiss Universities swissuniversities