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Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships for International Students

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.

Course Level: Doctoral or Postdoctoral Studies or Research in any discipline

Eligibility Criteria: Please refer to the country-specific fact sheets for general and specific eligibility criteria.

Method of Application:

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 2018, depending on the Swiss Embassy to which the applications have to be submitted.

It is important to visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Scholarship link

Scholarship Application Deadline: varies, Sept-Dec 2018
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