Apply for the Excellence Scholarships for a chance to pursue research or further studies at doctoral or postdoctoral level in Switzerland.
An annual scholarship award for young scholars from overseas, the scholarship will afford Researchers who hold a master’s degree as a minimum, and Artists who hold a bachelor’s degree, the opportunity to study or participate in research at any Swiss university.
Application Deadline: October 1, 2020
For selected applicants, the following types of research scholarship set to take place in Switzerland will be available as relevant:
Applications for the Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships is open to
Only candidates nominated by an academic mentor at one of these higher education institutions will be considered.
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Application for the Swiss Government Excellence Scholarship is free of charge.
To apply for the Excellence Scholarships for Foreign Scholars and Artists 2021-2022-
Select your country of origin as stated by your passport and follow the instructions:
Application details, timeline and the different types of scholarship on offer will be stated for each country as these details vary.
The Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships for Foreign Scholars and Artists is an annual scholarship scheme administered by the Swiss Confederation awards Government Excellence Scholarships to promote international exchange and research cooperation between Switzerland and over 180 other countries.
Scholarship awardees are selected by the awarding body, the Federal Commission for Scholarships for Foreign Students.
The scholarship is offered by the Federal Commission for Scholarships for Foreign Students exclusively via the Switzerland’s official diplomatic representations in the applicants’ countries of origin.
For the 2021-2022 Academic Year, the submission deadline at the relevant swiss representation will be from September to December 2020.
Selection by the Federal commission will commence by the end of May 2020.
Results will be announced by the end of May 2020.
After accepting the scholarship award, awardees will resume at the swiss academic host institution by September 2021.
The FCS will evaluate all entries based on three criteria:
Applications will be subject to preliminary selection by the relevant national authorities and/or the Swiss diplomatic representation.
The short-listed applications will then be reviewed for the final decision by the Federal Commission for Scholarships for Foreign Students (FCS).
The FCS is composed of professors from all Swiss public universities. Scholarship awards are decided on the basis of academic and scientific excellence.
Deepak Kumar Ravi – holder of a Swiss Government Excellence Scholarship.
Deepak Kumar is among 400 foreign scholars and artists awarded a Swiss Government Excellence Scholarship to attend a Swiss higher education institution. This scholarship programme helps to encourage exchanges and research cooperation with 180 different countries.
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