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Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships for Foreign Students


Each year the Swiss Confederation awards Government Excellence Scholarships to promote international exchange and research cooperation between Switzerland and over 180 other countries. Recipients are selected by the awarding body, the Federal Commission for Scholarships for Foreign Students (FCS).

The Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships are aimed at young researchers from abroad who have completed a master’s degree or Ph.D. and at foreign artists holding a bachelor’s degree.


The scholarship covers a monthly payment, exemption of tuition fees, health insurance, air fare, housing allowance, etc., as applicable.


  • Candidate profile

  • Quality of the research project or artistic work

  • Synergies and potential for future research cooperation

Deadline: 1st of December 2023

Click here for more details.


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