2017/2018 Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships for Foreign Scholars and Artists in Switzerland

Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships for Foreign Scholars and Artists in Switzerland

Swiss Government, through the Federal Commission offers excellence scholarships for foreign scholars and artists in Switzerland. The scholarships are available for pursuing PhD, postdoctoral and research programs at one of the public funded universities or recognized institution. The applicant must not be more than 35 years old at the moment of the application. The Scholarship is only valid for a full time Postdoctoral Research or Research in Switzerland. It is not valid for mixed Postdoctoral Research or mixed Research (part time in Switzerland and part time in a third country). Full details:
School(Institutions/ Country): | Switzerland

Level: PhD, postdoctoral and research programs and fine arts scholarships are for the Master program (according to the ECTS credits).

Field(s): to study any courses offered by the university.

Deadline: varies

Funded By: Swiss Government, through the Federal Commission

Beneficiaries(Target Groups): Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships are targeted for foreign scholars

Benefits(Value/ Inclusions):

‣ No. of awards: Not Known

‣ Scholarship Tenure : 

  • PhD Scholarships: 3 years maximum Postdoctoral scholarships: 12 months (renewable maximum 6 months)
  • Research scholarships: 12 months maximum (starting in September) no extension possible
  •  Grant applications for stays lasting less than 9 months will not be treated as a priority. Grant applications for stays lasting less than 6 months will be rejected.
  • Fine Arts Scholarships: The duration of the Master program (according to the ECTS credits)

Value of Scholarship : PhD Scholarships and Research scholarships: The scholarship amounts to a monthly payment of 1920 Swiss Francs. Exemption of the tuition fees (except for EPFL), Mandatory Swiss Health insurance paid by the FCS (for non-EU or EFTA grantees only), A lump sum for air fare for non-European grantees only (provided at the end of the scholarship), Special 300 Swiss Francs lodging allowance (paid once at the beginning of the scholarship),1 year half-fare public transportation card and Counseling and various trips, dinners and sigh seeing tours organized for Swiss Government Scholarship holders.

-Postdoctoral scholarships: The scholarship amounts to a monthly payment of 3500 Swiss Francs Exemption of the tuition fees (except for EPFL).

Eligibility

Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships

(a) For Research:

‣ 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 time frame (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

(b) For PhD: –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 applicant 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 time frame (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

  1. For Postdoctoral: -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 time frame (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.

  1. For Fine Arts Scholarships:

‣ Bachelor degree or equivalent degree

‣ The candidate must not be more than 35 years old at the moment of the application. There should not be a time lapse of more than 3 years between the Bachelor graduation and the beginning of the scholarship.

‣ Applicants who are in Switzerland for more than 1 year at the beginning of the scholarship are not eligible

‣ Applicants must apply to the chosen Conservatory or Art School as well as for the scholarship. The 2 procedures are separate ones

‣ Applicants must be in command of the necessary language skills required for the Master program

‣ Applicants who have already benefited from a Swiss Government Scholarship are not eligible to apply for a second

Selection Criteria for Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships

‣ Applications are subject to preliminary selection by the relevant national authorities and/or the Swiss diplomatic representation.

‣ The shortlisted applications are then analyzed by the Federal Commission for Scholarships for Foreign Students (FCS) which subsequently takes the final decision.

‣ The FCS is composed of University Professors drawn from all the Swiss public Universities. Scholarship awards are decided on the basis of academic and scientific excellence.

Notification

‣ The FCS will announce its decisions regarding the scholarships by May 2016 at the latest.

Scholarship Application Method 

‣ Applications have to be submitted via post. The application package can be obtained by e-mail from the Swiss Embassy.

‣ The FCS 2016-2017 official application form (typed and printed). No handwritten forms will be accepted Copies of all university certificates and grade-sheets (all copies must be attested, and translated if originals are not in English, German, French or Italian. Attestations can be done by the University or a Government Officer.

‣ 2 letters of recommendation from Professors in the applicant’s field (use exclusively the official reference form provided with the application package)

‣ A complete research proposal (max. 5 pages), use exclusively the official research proposal form provided with the application package

‣ A motivation letter (max. 2 pages)

‣ A full curriculum vitae with list of academic publications

‣ A copy of the confirmation from a Professor at the intended Swiss University that he/she is willing to supervise the Postdoctoral Research.

‣ A health certificate (uses exclusively the official health certificate provided with the application package)

‣ Each application set with two copies of the passport.

(b) Documents for fine arts scholarships:

‣ The FCS 2015-2016 official application form (typed and printed). No handwritten forms will be accepted

‣ Copies of all university certificates and grade-sheets (all copies must be attested, and translated if originals are not in English, German, French or Italian. Attestations can be done by the University or a Government Officer.

‣ 2 letters of recommendation from Professors in the applicant’s field (use exclusively the official reference form provided with the application package)

‣ A 2 page personal statement emphasizing the reason to study in Switzerland, the importance of the choice for your future career as well as your professional projects at the end of the scholarship

‣ A full curriculum vitae using the Europass model that you can download at the following address: EUROPASS Model (this document is mandatory for fine arts applications)

‣ For painters, graphic artists and sculptors: copies or photos of 3 pieces of their work, rough drafts (with date of creation). Imperatively put a label with name, surname and country on the work. (If such is not the case the application will not be taken into consideration)

‣ For musicians: high-quality CD of 3 different styles of music if the music involves interpreters and directors. Composers have to submit their scores.

‣ Imperatively put a label with name, surname and country on the CD. (If such is not the case the application will not be taken into consideration)

‣ A health certificate (uses exclusively the official health certificate provided with the application package)

‣ A copy of the passport (main page with personal data).

Eligible Countries with Opening/Closing Dates and Types of Scholarships Offered

1 Afghanistan- 30 Sep .2016 => PhD, Research, Postdoc

2 Liberia  30 Nov 2016  =>  PhD, Research, Postdoc

3 Algeria 31 Octo 2016 => PhD, Research, Postdoc

4 Lithuania 15 Nov 2016=>  PhD, Research, Postdoc

5 Angola 30 Nov .2016 =>  PhD, Research, Postdoc

6  Macedonia 15 Nov 2016-  PhD, Research, Postdoc 5

7 Antigua and Barbuda 15 Nov 2016- PhD, Research, Postdoc

8  Madagascar 30 Nov 2016- PhD, Research, Postdoc

9 Argentina 15 Nov 2016-  PhD, Research, Postdoc

10 Malawi 15Nov 2016 – PhD, Research, Postdoc

11 Armenia 15 Nov 2016-  PhD, Research, Postdoc

12  Malaysia 12 Dec.2016-  PhD, Research, Postdoc

13 Australia 29 Nov 2016-  PhD, Research, Postdoc

14 Maldives 30 Nov 2016-  PhD, Research, Postdoc

15 Austria 31 Octo.2016 – Fine Arts, Research, Postdoc

16 Mali 15 Nov 2016 – PhD, Research, Postdoc

17 Azerbaijan 15 Nov 2016-  PhD, Research, Postdoc

18 Malta 8 Dec 2016-  PhD, Research, Postdoc

19 Bahamas 16 Dec 2016-  PhD, Research, Postdoc
20  Marshall Islands 15 Nov 2016- PhD, Research, Postdoc

21 Bahrain 15 Nov 2016- PhD, Research, Postdoc

22 Mauritania 15 Nov 2016- PhD, Research, Postdoc

23 Bangladesh 15 Octo.2016- PhD, Research, Postdoc

24 Mauritius 30 Octo .2016- PhD, Research, Postdoc

25 Barbados 31 Octo .2016- PhD, Research, Postdoc

26 Mexico 10 Octo 2016- PhD,Fine Arts, Research, Postdo

27  Belarus 07 Dec .2016-  Research, Postdoc

28 Micronesia 16 Nov.2016- PhD, Research, Postdoc

29 Belgium 15 Nov 2016 Research, Postdoc

30 Moldova 15 Nov 2016- PhD, Research, Postdoc

31 Belize 10 Octo 2016 PhD, Research, Postdoc

32 Mongolia 01 Dec.2016- PhD, Research, Postdoc

33 Benin 30 Nov 2016-  PhD, Research, Postdoc

34 Montenegro 23 Nov 2016-  PhD, Research, Postdoc

35 Bhutan 12 Nov 2016-  PhD, Research, Postdoc

36 Morocco 15 Nov 2016- PhD, Research, Postdoc

37 Bolivia 30 Nov 2016 PhD, Research, Postdoc

38 Mozambique 30 Octo 2016- PhD, Research, Postdoc

39 Bosnia and Herzegovina 23 Nov.2016-PhD, Research, Postdoc
40  Myanmar 30 Nov.2016- PhD, Research, Postdoc

41 Botswana 30 Octo 2016- PhD, Research, Postdoc
42 Namibia 30.Octo .2016 – PhD, Research, Postdoc

43 Brazil 31 Octo .2016 – PhD, Research, Postdoc
44 Nauru 16 Nov 2016 – PhD, Research, Postdoc

45 Bulgaria 15 Nov 2016- Fine Arts, Research, Postdoc

46  Nepal 30 Octo 2016-  PhD, Research, Postdoc

47 Burkina Faso 30 Nov 2016- PhD, Research, Postdoc

48 Netherlands 30 Nov 2016- Postdoc and Research

49 Burundi 30 Nov 2016- PhD, Research, Postdoc

50  New Zealand 15 Nov 2016- PhD, Research, Postdoc

51 Cambodia 27 Nov 2016- PhD, Research, Postdoc

52 Nicaragua 28 Nov 2016-  PhD, Research, Postdoc

53 Cameroon 31 Octo 2016-  PhD, Research, Postdoc

54  Niger 30.11.2016 PhD, Research, Postdoc

55  Cap Verde 15 Nov 2016-  PhD, Research, Postdoc

56 Nigeria 30 Nov 2016-  PhD, Research, Postdoc

57 Central African Republic 31 Octo 2016-  PhD, Research, Postdoc

58 Oman 30 Nov 2016- PhD, Research, Postdoc

59 Chad 30 Nov 2016- PhD, Research, Postdoc

60 Pakistan 30 Sep 2016-  PhD, Research, Postdoc

61 Chile  15 Nov 2016 – PhD, Research, Postdoc

62  Palau 16 Nov 2016- PhD, Research, Postdoc

63 China 31 Octo 2016 – Fine Arts, Research, Postdoc

64 Palestinian Authority 30 Nov 2016- PhD, Research, Postdoc

65 Colombia 6 Octo 2016- PhD, Research, Postdoc

66  Panama 28 Nov 2016 PhD, Research, Postdoc

67 Comoros 30 Nov 2016- PhD, Research, Postdoc

68 Papua New Guinea 29 Nov 2016- PhD, Research, Postdoc

69  Cook Islands 15 Nov 2016-  PhD, Research, Postdoc

70  Paraguay 15 Nov 2016- PhD, Research, Postdoc 37 Costa Rica 28.11.2016 PhD, Research, Postdoc

71 Peru 16. Octo 2016- PhD, Research, Postdoc 38 Côte d’Ivoire 30.11.2016 PhD, Research, Postdoc

72  Philippines 15 Nov 2016- PhD, Research, Postdoc

73 Croatia 15 Nov 2016- Research, Postdoc

74  Poland 31 Octo .2016- Fine Arts, Research, Postdoc

75 Cuba 15 Nov 2016 PhD, Research, Postdoc

76 Portugal 4 Nov 2016 Research, Postdoc

77 Cyprus 15 Octo 2016 – Research, Postdoc

137 Qatar 15.11.2016 PhD, Research, Postdoc

42 Czech Republic 16.11.2016 PhD, Research, Postdoc
138 Republic of Congo 15/11/2016 PhD, Research, Postdoc

43  Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea) 15.11.2016 PhD, Research, Postdoc
139 Republic of Korea (South Korea) 30.11.2016 Fine Arts, Research, Postdoc

44 Democratic Republic of Congo 15/11/2016 PhD, Research, Postdoc
140 Romania 30.11.2016 PhD, Research, Postdoc

45 Denmark 15.11.2016 Fine Arts, Research, Postdoc
141 Russia 31/10/2016 PhD, Research, Postdoc

46 Djibouti 31.10.2016 PhD, Research, Postdoc
142 Rwanda 30.11.2016 PhD, Research, Postdoc

47 Dominica 15.11.2016 PhD, Research, Postdoc
143 Salomon Islands 16.11.2016 PhD, Research, Postdoc

48 Dominican Republic 15.11.2016 PhD, Research, Postdoc
144 Samoa 15.11.2016 PhD, Research, Postdoc

49 Ecuador 21.10.2016 PhD, Research, Postdoc
145 Santa Lucia 31.10.2016 PhD, Research, Postdoc 50

Egypt 25.10.2016 PhD, Research, Postdoc
146 Sao Tome and Príncipe 30.11.2016 PhD, Research, Postdoc

51 El Salvador 30.11.2016 PhD, Research, Postdoc
147 Saudi Arabia 30/11/2016 PhD, Research, Postdoc

52 Equatorial Guinea 31.10.2016 PhD, Research, Postdoc
148 Senegal 15.11.2016 PhD, Research, Postdoc

53 Eritrea 30.11.2016 PhD, Research, Postdoc
149 Serbia 23.11.2016 PhD, Research, Postdoc

54  Estonia 15/11/2016 Fine Arts, Research, Postdoc
150 Seychelles 09.11.2016 PhD, Research, Postdoc

55 Ethiopia 31.10.2016 PhD, Research, Postdoc
151 Sierra Leone 30.11.2016 PhD, Research, Postdoc

56 Fiji 15.11.2016 PhD, Research, Postdoc
152 Singapore 05.12.2016 PhD, Research, Postdoc

57 Finland 31.10.2016 PhD, Research, Postdoc
153 Slovakia 18.11.2016 PhD, Research, Postdoc

58 France 15/11/2016 Research, Postdoc
154 Slovenia 30.11.2016 PhD, Research, Postdoc

59  Gabon 15.11.2016 PhD, Research, Postdoc
155 Somalia 01.12.2016 PhD, Research, Postdoc

60 Gambia 15.11.2016 PhD, Research, Postdoc
156 South Africa 30.10.2016 PhD, Research, Postdoc

61 Georgia 13.11.2016 PhD, Research, Postdoc
157 South Sudan 31.10.2016 PhD, Research, Postdoc

62 Ghana 30.11.2016 PhD, Research, Postdoc
158 Spain 20.11.2016 Research, Postdoc

63 Granada 31.10.2016 PhD, Research, Postdoc
159 Sri Lanka 30.11.2016 PhD, Research, Postdoc

64 Greece 31.10.2016 Fine Arts, Research, Postdoc
160 St-Vincent and the Grenadines 31.10.2016 PhD, Research, Postdoc

65 Guatemala 30.11.2016 PhD, Research, Postdoc
161 St. Kitts and Nevis 15.11.2016 PhD, Research, Postdoc

66 Guinea 30.11.2016 PhD, Research, Postdoc
162 Sudan 30.11.2016 Fine Arts, Research, Postdoc

67  Guinea-Bissau 15.11.2016 PhD, Research, Postdoc
163 Surinam 31.10.2016 PhD, Research, Postdoc

68 Guyana 31.10.2016 PhD, Research, Postdoc
164 Swaziland 30.10.2016 PhD, Research, Postdoc

69 Haiti 15/11/2016 PhD, Research, Postdoc
165 Tajikistan 30.11.2016 PhD, Research, Postdoc

70 Honduras 31.10.2016 PhD, Research, Postdoc
166 Tanzania 15.11.2016 PhD, Research, Postdoc

71 Hungary 15.10.2016 Fine Arts, Research, Postdoc
167 Thailand 27/11/2016 PhD, Research, Postdoc

72 India 12.11.2016 PhD, Research, Postdoc
168 Timor-Leste 11/12/2016 PhD, Research, Postdoc

73 Indonesia 11/12/2016 PhD, Research, Postdoc
169 Togo 30.11.2016 PhD, Research, Postdoc

74 Iran 30.11.2016 PhD, Research, Postdoc
170 Tonga 15.11.2016 PhD, Research, Postdoctoral

75 Iraq 30.11.2016 PhD, Research, Postdoc
171 Tunisia 18.10.2016 PhD, Research, Postdoc

76 Ireland 15.11.2016 Fine Arts, Research, Postdoc
172 Turkmenistan 15.11.2016 PhD, Research, Postdoc

77 Israel 5/12/2016 Fine Arts, Research, Postdoc
173 Tuvalu 15.11.2016 Research, Postdoctoral

78 Italy 8/12/2016 Fine Arts, Research, Postdoc
174 Trinidad and Tobago 31.10.2016 PhD, Research, Postdoctoral

79 Jamaica 15.11.2016 PhD, Research, Postdoc
175 Turkey 15.11.2016 PhD, Research, Postdoc

80 Japan 14.11.2016 Fine Arts, Research, Postdoc
176 Uganda 09.11.2016 PhD, Research, Postdoc

81 Jordan 30.11.2016 PhD, Research, Postdoc
177 Ukraine 05.12.2016 PhD, Research, Postdoc

82 Kazakhstan 15/12/2016 PhD, Research, Postdoc
178 United Arab Emirates 15.11.2016 PhD, Research, Postdoc

83 Kenya 1.12.2016 PhD, Research, Postdoc
179 Uruguay 30.11.2016 Fine Arts, Research, Postdoctoral

84 Kiribati 16.11.2016 PhD, Research, Postdoc
180 Uzbekistan 31/10/2016 PhD, Research, Postdoc

85 Kosovo 30.11.2016 PhD, Research, Postdoc
181 United States of America 17.10.2016 Fine Arts, Research, Postdoctoral

86 Kuwait 15.11.2016 PhD, Research, Postdoc
182 Vanuatu 16.11.2016 PhD, Research, Postdoc

87  Kyrgyzstan 10.12.2016 PhD, Research, Postdoc
183 Venezuela 31.10.2016 PhD, Research, Postdoc

88 Laos 30/11/2016 PhD, Research, Postdoc
184 Vietnam 15.11.2016 PhD, Research, Postdoc

89 Latvia 15/11/2016 Fine Arts, Research, Postdoc
185 Yemen 30/11/2016 PhD, Research, Postdoc

90 Lebanon 22.11.2016 PhD, Research, Postdoc
186 Zambia 15.11.2016 PhD, Research, Postdoc

91 Lesotho 30.10.2016 PhD, Research, Postdoc
187 Zimbabwe 15.11.2016 PhD, Research, Postdoc

92 Germany 15.11.2016 PhD, Research, Postdoc
188 Syria  22-11-2016  PhD, Research, Postdoc

93 Canada  Not Available  PhD, Research, Postdoc
189 United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland  Not Available  PhD, Research, Postdoc

94 Ireland  15-11- 2016  PhD, Research, Postdoc

190 Vatican City State  Not Available  PhD, Research, Postdoc

95 Luxemburg  Not Available  PhD, Research, Postdoc
191 Sweden  Not Available  PhD, Research, Postdoc

96 Norway  Not Available  PhD, Research, Postdoc

‣ Application forms and guidelines can be download from the official website

‣ It is important to read the application procedure, and visit the official websites (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

For more Information about  Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships 

4 Comments

  1. xasan adan

    September 4, 2016 at 6:53 AM

    hello my name is hassan ashar my nationality somalia i would like to joint this university . ended graduation i want bachlor degree

  2. sadiiq cabdi ibrahim

    September 17, 2016 at 5:21 PM

    Hi my name is sadiiq cabdi ibrahim i’m somali i need scholarship Thanks u

  3. Mohamud Isak Ali

    September 19, 2016 at 2:25 PM

    HI, SIR, MAY YOU GIVE ME THIS SCHOLARSHIP, AS A MASTER DEGREE, I AM ONE OF STUDENT OF A BACHELOR DEGREE FOR NURSING, ESPECIALLY THE SCRUB NURSING, I WORKED FOR SCRUB NURSING FOR 3 YEARS, PLEASE CONTACT ME MY GMAIL. mudhi.143@gmail.com. THANK YOU ALL OF THEM.

  4. Anonymous

    October 4, 2016 at 8:37 AM

    HEI my name is rwanyonga Dany am Rwandan I need this scholarship thanks

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