Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships for Foreign Students : Careersngr


Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships for Foreign Students

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The Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships target young foreign researchers who have finished their master’s degree or PhD, as well as foreign artists with a bachelor’s degree.

Swiss government scholarships are provided by the Federal Commission for Scholarships for Foreign Students solely through Switzerland’s official diplomatic offices in the home countries of applicants.


Apply also for: DAAD Scholarships for Development-Related Postgraduate Courses

Scholarships Summary

  • To enable selected applicants to undertake research in the realm of their PhD at one of the 10 Swiss cantonal universities, the two Swiss federal institutes of technology, the public teaching and research institutes or the universities of applied sciences.
  • Valid for full-time research in Switzerland only.

Target Group

  • Highly qualified postgraduate researchers from all academic fields as well as young medical doctors.
  • Primarily for scholars who have not already been to Switzerland.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Master’s degree or equivalent achieved before 31 July 2024 (except: ETH Zurich: 30 June 2024). Degree certificate completed.
  • Applicants must be born after 31 December 1988.
  • A research proposal including a timeframe.
  • Mandatory letter from an academic host professor (including their short CV).


  • Scholarship starts for the academic year 2024-25: 1 September 2024.
  • 12 months maximum (starting in September).
  • No prolongation possible.


  • The scholarship amounts to a monthly payment of CHF 1’920.-
  • The scholarship amount covers the living costs of one person only.
  • This scholarship is not a salary.

Selection Criteria

  • The candidate: academic profile, research capacity and motivation.
  • The research project: originality and methodological soundness.
  • Academic context: quality and context of supervision and potential for future academic cooperation.

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