Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships for Foreign Students 2018



Applications are currently been submitted for the Apply for Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships for Foreign Students 2018, eligible persons are invited to hurry and apply. Hence,the research scholarship is available to post-graduate researchers in any discipline (who hold a master’s degree as a minimum) who are planning to come to Switzerland to pursue research or further studies at doctoral or post-doctoral level.

Brief Description:

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 have completed a master’s degree or PhD and at foreign artists holding a bachelor’s degree

Level/Field of study:

The scholarships are available for pursuing the Doctoral or Postdoctoral Studies or Research in any discipline

Host Nationality:

The scholarship is hosted in one of the 10 Swiss cantonal universities, the two Swiss federal institutes of technology or public teaching and research institutes in Switzerland.

Eligible Nationality:

Scholarship is open to International students from more than 180 countries.  See the official website for complete list of eligible countries.

Scholarship Benefits:

The scholarship covers a monthly payment, exemption of tuition fees, health insurance, air fare, housing allowance, etc, as applicable. Please refer to the country-specific fact sheets for exact scholarship benefits.

Scholarship Number:

The number of offers differs according to the different scholarships.


Please refer to the country-specific fact sheets for general and specific eligibility criteria.

Application Procedure:

Please see the country-specific fact sheets for eligibility criteria, application procedure, deadlines, and contact information specific to your country.  If you fulfil the eligibility requirements, contact the Swiss diplomatic representation in your country of origin. The diplomatic representation will provide you with all the necessary information regarding the procedure including application forms and a list of required documentation.

It is important to visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Official Scholarship Website:

Get more details by clicking the Scholarship Link

Application Deadline:

The application deadline falls between September-December often, depending on the Swiss Embassy to which the applications have to be submitted.

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  1. How about those who have offered and education opportunity in USA does this scholarship cover? I need your guidance. I am a Malawian but supposed to start Master in Conflict Resolution and Coexistence at Heller School (Brandies University) USA this coming Fall. Currently I am looking for scholarships/ funding aid in order to meet my education costs.

    • Good evening gentlemen, I am a Beninese student and I would like to continue my studies in one of your universities. I want to know how to proceed. I study finance and accounting. thank you

  2. I am looking for a scholarship for a Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering. I posses high school certification. Kindly guide me accordingly

  3. I’am Halkano Dabaso , i graduate first in Cooperative Bussiness Management from Rift Valley University Ethiopia , I want to learn Bussiness Administration Masters , please help me How to i proceed it .
    thank you for u’r acceptance.

  4. my name is Bikila Tamesgen i have BA degree in economic. i am very intersting to appalied related field for masters program


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