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Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships for Foreign Students: 2019 Entry


Application for the Swiss Government Excellence Scholarship at One of the 10 Swiss cantonal universities, the two Swiss federal institutes of technology or public teaching and research institutes, for the September 2019 entry is now open.

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.

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.

The Scholarships are one of the most prestigious scholarships in the world.  The aim of the program is to create a global network of future leaders committed to improving the lives of others.


Scholars are selected on the following criteria:

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


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.

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