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Official- Switzerland Government Excellence Scholarships for Foreign Students 2018–2019 Academic Year

Each year the Swiss Confederation awards Government Excellence Scholarships to promote international exchange and research cooperation between Switzerland and over 180 other countries. Recipients are selected by the awarding body, the Federal Commission for Scholarships for Foreign Students (FCS).

The Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships are aimed at young researchers from abroad who aimed to study at undergraduate, master’s degree or PhD.

Selection criteria

The FCS assesses scholarship applications according to three criteria:

a) Candidate profile
b) Synergies and potential for future research cooperation

The FCS will select scholarship holders for the 2018–19 academic year by the end of May 2018. Scholarships for the 2019–20 academic year will be advertised online from August 2018.

How To Apply

Benefits

  • The scholarship amounts to a monthly payment of CHF 2, 500.
  • Swiss Health Insurance.
  • Flight allowance.
  • Housing allowance.
  • Transportation allowance.
  • Feeding allowance.

Selection

Applications are subject to preliminary selection by the relevant national authorities and/or the Swiss diplomatic representation. The short-listed applications are then assessed by the Federal Commission for Scholarships for Foreign Students (FCS), which takes the final decision.

The FCS is composed of professors from all Swiss public universities. Scholarship awards are decided on the basis of academic and scientific excellence.
Awards

The FCS will announce its decisions regarding the new scholarship awards by the end of May at the latest.

How To Apply

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