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Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships for Foreign Scholars and Artists, 2016-2017

Publish Date: Aug 03, 2015

Deadline: Nov 15, 2015

The Swiss government, through the Federal Commission for Scholarships for Foreign Students (FCS), awards various postgraduate scholarships to foreign scholars and researchers:

  • University scholarships (Swiss universities, Federal Institutes of Technology, as well as Universities of Applied Sciences)
  • Arts scholarships (schools of music and fine arts, only for a limited number of countries).

These scholarships provide graduates from all fields with the opportunity to pursue doctoral or postdoctoral research in Switzerland at one of the public funded university or recognised institution.

The deadline for applications varies from one country to another (see below). The FCS will announce its decisions regarding the scholarships 2016-2017 by mid-May 2016 at the latest.

The next offer for the academic year 2017-2018 will be online from August 2016.


Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships for the academic year 2016-2017

Submission deadline: 15.11.2015

Types of scholarship offered (please see PDF files)

PhD Scholarships
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Postdoctoral Scholarships
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Research Scholarships
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No Bachelor or Master scholarships are available.


Please see factsheets (PDF files) for eligibility criteria


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 subsequently 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.

Application procedure

If you fulfil the eligibility requirements cited in the abovementioned scholarships, please contact the relevant application institution in your country of origin (institution cited in the factsheet).

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