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Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships

Application Deadline: varies, Sept-Dec 2016; Next course starts 2017

Study Level: PhD/Postdoctoral

Country: Switzerland

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.

The research scholarship is available to post-graduate researchers in any discipline (who hold a masterís degree as a minimum) who are planning to come to Switzerland to pursue research or further studies at doctoral or post-doctoral level.

Host Institution:

One of the 10 Swiss cantonal universities, the two Swiss federal institutes of technology or public teaching and research institutes.

Number of Scholarships:


Scholarship Value:

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.

Who is Eligible:

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

Eligibility Requirements:

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

Level/Field(s) of study:

Application Instructions:

Please see the country-specific fact sheets for eligibility criteria, application procedure, deadlines, and contact information specific to your country. If you fulfill 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.

The application deadline falls between September-December 2016, depending on the Swiss Embassy to which the applications have to be submitted.

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

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