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Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships Program 2020

Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships for Foreign Scholars and Artists 2020

Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships Program 2020: The Swiss government, through the Federal Commission for Scholarships for Foreign Students (FCS), awards the Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships for Foreign Scholars and Artists for 2020 sessions.

  • Each year the Swiss Confederation awards Government Excellence Scholarships to promote international exchange and research cooperation between Switzerland and over 180 other countries.
  • The awarding body, the Federal Commission for Scholarships for Foreign Students (FCS), selects recipients.
  • University research fellowships for scholars, doctorates and post-doctorates at Swiss universities, federal institutes of technology and universities of applied sciences (no scholarships for bachelor or masters studies).
  • Arts scholarships for advanced-level artists at Swiss conservatories and universities of the arts (only for a limited number of countries).

Eligibility for Excellence Scholarships 2020

  • The scholarships program are offered to international graduates from countries around the world, however, not all of the countries are included in the scheme. Select your country from the drop-down menu HERE and check which scholarships you are eligible to apply.

Scholarship

  • Generally, the scholarship includes a monthly payment, exemption from tuition fees, insurance, housing allowance, airfare and other benefits, depending on the country of origin and the type of scholarship.

Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships Application Form

  • The application deadlines vary depending on the country you come from.
  • In order to apply for a scholarship, please contact the relevant application institution in your country of origin (institution cited in the factsheet, that you can find when you select your country from the drop-down menu).

Selection Procedure

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

Awards

  • The FCS will announce its decisions regarding the new scholarship awards by the end of May at the latest.

Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships 2020 Important Dates

  • Application/Exam Deadline: 12th November 2019

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