Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships for Foreign Scholars & Artists 2018


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 master’s degree as a minimum) who are planning to come to Switzerland to pursue research or further studies at doctoral or post-doctoral level.


Scholarship inclusions:

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


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


Application Procedure

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 2017, depending on the Swiss Embassy to which the applications have to be submitted

It is important to visit the official website ( for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship


Important Dates


The Application Deadline falls between September – December 2017