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Swiss Government Excellence Scholarship 2017

Apply for Swiss Government Excellence Scholarship 2017

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 the Academic Year 2017-18
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)


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


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


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 choose your country from the drop-down menu HERE)

Important Dates

Application/Exam Deadline: 12th November 2016
For further information, visit the official website HERE