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Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships for the academic year 2016-2017

Submission deadline: 20.11.2015

Types of scholarship offered (please see PDF files)

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Fine Arts Scholarships
Last modification: 16.07.2015 | Size: 67 kb | Type: PDF

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PhD Scholarships
Last modification: 20.07.2015 | Size: 128 kb | Type: PDF

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Postdoctoral Scholarships
Last modification: 09.07.2015 | Size: 69 kb | Type: PDF

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Research Scholarships
Last modification: 15.07.2015 | Size: 69 kb | Type: PDF

No Bachelor or Master scholarships are available.


Please see factsheets (PDF files) for eligibility criteria


Applications are subject to preliminary selection by the relevant national authorities and/or the Swiss diplomatic representation. The short-listed applications are then assessed by the Federal Commission for Scholarships for Foreign Students (FCS) which subsequently takes the final decision.

The FCS is composed of professors from all Swiss public universities. Scholarship awards are decided on the basis of academic and scientific excellence.

Application procedure

If you fulfil the eligibility requirements cited in the abovementioned scholarships, please contact the relevant application institution in your country of origin (institution cited in the factsheet).

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Warning against fake scholarship offers using the name of the Swiss Government (Phishing)

The State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation issues this warning against fake Swiss Federal Government Scholarships advertised by e-mail or published on social medias. Through these fake scholarship offers, crooks try to lead their victims to money transfers (under the pretence of visa and social insurance costs for example).

The Swiss Federal Commission for Scholarships (FCS) recommends never to answer to these e-mails and above all not to send any money. Please note that the application for a Swiss Government Scholarship is free of charge.

The scholarship offers of the Swiss Federal Commission for Scholarships are managed exclusively by the official diplomatic representation of Switzerland in the country of origin of the applicants.

Do not hesitate to share this information with your social environment.