If you want to study in Switzerland but you don’t have the funds to do so you can actually achieve your dream through a scholarship that is packaged for international students. Swiss Government Scholarships for Foreign Students are available for you to win and achieve your dream of studying in Switzerland.
Every year the Swiss Confederation offers Government Excellence Scholarships with the aim of promoting international exchange and research cooperation between Switzerland and over 180 other countries.
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.
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.
Level/Field of study:
Doctoral or Postdoctoral Studies or Research in any discipline
This scholarship is targeted at International students from more than 180 countries. Please refer to the official website for complete list of eligible countries.
Beneficiaries of this scholarship would receive a monthly payment, exemption of tuition fees, health insurance, air fare, housing allowance, etc., as applicable. Please take a look at the country-specific fact sheets to get the exact scholarship benefits.
Please refer to the country-specific fact sheets for general and specific eligibility criteria.
Instructions for Application:
Every applicant should see the country-specific fact sheets to see the eligibility criteria, application procedure, deadlines, and contact information specific to your country. Once you fulfill the eligibility requirements, contact the Swiss diplomatic representation in your country of origin. The diplomatic representation will make available to you all the necessary information regarding the procedure including application forms and a list of required documentation.
For this application the deadline is between September-December (annually) depending on the Swiss Embassy to which the applications have to be submitted.
Always make sure you visit the official website (link found below) to get detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.
Official Scholarship Website: https://www.sbfi.admin.ch/sbfi/en/home/education/scholarships-and-grants/swiss-government-excellence-scholarships.html