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Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships 2014-2015

Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships for Foreign Scholars and Artists 2014-2015, Switzerland

The Swiss Government, through the Federal Commission for Scholarships for Foreign Students (FCS), awards various postgraduate scholarships to foreign scholars and researchers. 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 recognized institution.

Deadline: 30 Sep 2013

Types of scholarship offered (please see PDF files)

Type: PDF
PhD Scholarships
Last modification: 17.06.2013 | Size: 67 kb | Type: PDF 

Eligibility Criteria and specific conditions

  • Master degree or equivalent University degree recognized by the Swiss University
  • The applicant must not be more than 35 years old at the moment of the application
  • Applicants who are in Switzerland for more than 1 year at the beginning of the scholarship are not eligible
  • Applicants must provide a letter (e-mail) from a Professor from the Swiss host institution stating that he/she is willing to supervise the PhD
  • In the case where the PhD is run within a structured doctoral school applicants must provide an admission letter or the proof that they are being considered for admission
  • Applicants must apply for the scholarship as well as to the chosen Swiss University. The 2 procedures are separate ones.
  • Applicants must have a research proposal including a timeframe (this is the central piece of the application. The applicant must devote all required attention to it)
  • Applicants must be in command of the necessary language skills required for the PhD studies
  • Applicants who have already benefited from a Swiss Government Scholarship are not eligible to apply for a second scholarship
Type: PDF
Postdoctoral Scholarships
Last modification: 01.07.2013 | Size: 75 kb | Type: PDF
Eligibility Criteria and specific conditions

  • PhD degree
  • There cannot be a gap of more than 5 years between the award of the PhD
  • and the application deadline
  • Applicants who are in Switzerland for more than 1 year at the beginning of
  • the scholarship are not eligible
  • Applicants must provide a letter (e-mail) from a Professor from the Swiss
  • host institution stating that he/she is willing to supervise the postdoctoral
  • research
  • Applicants must have a research proposal including a timeframe (this is the
  • central piece of the application. The applicant must devote all required
  • attention to it)
  • Applicants must be in command of the necessary language skills required
  • for the Postdoctoral Research
  • Applicants who have already benefited from a Swiss Government
  • Scholarship are not eligible to apply for a second scholarship
Type: PDF
Research Scholarships
Last modification: 16.07.2013 | Size: 75 kb | Type: PDF
Eligibility Criteria and specific conditions

  • Master degree or equivalent University degree
  • The applicant must not be more than 35 years old at the moment of the application
  • Applicants who are in Switzerland for more than 1 year at the beginning of the scholarship are not eligible
  • Applicants must provide a letter (e-mail) from a Professor from the Swiss host institution stating that he/she is willing to supervise the Research
  • Applicants must have a research proposal including a timeframe (this is the central piece of the application. The applicant must devote all required attention to it)
  • Applicants must be in command of the necessary language skills required for the Research
  • Applicants who have already benefited from a Swiss Government Scholarship are not eligible to apply for a second scholarship
No Bachelor or Master scholarships are available.
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