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Swiss government Awards Scholarships for Chad Students in Switzerland – 2020/2021.

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Application for the Swiss government Awards Scholarships for Chad Students in Switzerland – 2020/2021. Entry is now open at the Swiss Government  in Switzerland.

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The Swiss Government Excellence The studentships are aimed at young researchers from abroad who have completed a master’s degree or PhD and at foreign artists holding a bachelor’s degree. financial aid positions will comprise of: PhD Scholarships; The aid amounts to a monthly payment of CHF 1’920, For non-EU and non-EFTA grantees only: mandatory Swiss health insurance is paid by the FCS, There are no family allowances, Scholarship holders from outside continental Europe receive a flight allowance (lump sum) for a ticket back to their country of origin (provided at the end of the program), Special CHF 300 housing allowance (paid once at the beginning of the program), One-year half-fare public transportation card, Support services and various trips, dinners and sightseeing tours organised for Swiss Government Excellence Scholarship holders, PhD scholarship holders may request a supplementary allowance for fieldwork. For field trips lasting longer than 2 months the program amount will be reduced to 50%.

Postdoctoral scholarships; The aid amounts to a monthly payment of CHF 3’500, For non-EU and non-EFTA grantees only: mandatory Swiss health insurance is paid by the FCS, There are no family allowances, Scholarship holders from outside continental Europe receive a flight allowance (lump sum) for a ticket back to their country of origin (provided at the end of the program), Special CHF 300 housing allowance (paid once at the beginning of the program), One-year half-fare public transportation card, Support services and various trips, dinners and sightseeing tours organised for Swiss Government Excellence Scholarship holders.

Research scholarships; The aid amounts to a monthly payment of CHF 1,920, For non-EU and non-EFTA grantees only: mandatory Swiss health insurance is paid by the FCS, There are no family allowances, Scholarship holders from outside continental Europe receive a flight allowance (lump sum) for a ticket back to their country of origin (provided at the end of the program), Special CHF 300 housing allowance (paid once at the beginning of the program), One-year half-fare public transportation card, Support services and various trips, dinners and sightseeing tours organised for Swiss Government Excellence Scholarship holders.

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 programmes for Foreign Students (FCS).

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.

SWISS GOVERNMENT AWARDS ELIGIBILITY

Scholars are selected on the following criteria:

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  • Applicants from Bhutan can apply for these endowments.

PhD Criteria

  • Master’s degree or equivalent university degree recognised by the Swiss university. The applicant must have achieved this degree before the start of the program next September. As proof, the degree has to be submitted to the Federal Commission for programmes before the start of the program.
  • Applicant’s date of birth after 31 December 1984.
  • Applicants who have been in Switzerland for more than one year at the beginning of the program in September are not eligible.
  • Applicants must provide a letter from an academic host professor (including her/his short CV) at the chosen Swiss university confirming why she/he is willing to supervise and support the PhD thesis. Without such support, the application will be rejected.
  • Applicants must have a research proposal including a timeframe. This is the centrepiece of the application. The applicant must devote all required attention to it.
  • Applicants must be in command of the necessary language skills required for the PhD studies/ research.
  • Applicants who have already benefited from a Swiss Government Excellence Scholarship are not eligible to apply for a second scholarship.
  • Scholarship holders are expected to move to Switzerland during their grant period.

Postdoctoral Criteria

  • PhD degree
  • No more than five years may have passed between the award of the PhD and the application deadline.
  • Applicants who are in Switzerland for more than one year at the beginning of the program in September are not eligible.
  • Applicants must provide a letter (or email) from a professor at the Swiss host institution stating that they are willing and entitled to supervise the postdoctoral research. Without such confirmation, the application will be rejected.
  • Applicants must have a research proposal including a timeframe (this is the centrepiece of the application. The applicant must devote all required attention to it).
  • Applicants must be in command of the necessary language skills required for the postdoctoral research.
  • Applicants who have already benefited from a Swiss Government Excellence Scholarship are not eligible to apply for a second scholarship.

Research Criteria

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  • Master’s degree or equivalent university degree recognised by the Swiss university. The applicant must have achieved this degree before the start of the program next September. As proof, the degree has to be submitted to the Federal Commission for programmes before the start of the program.
  • Applicants must be born after 31 December 1984
  • Applicants who have been in Switzerland for more than one year at the beginning of the program in September are not eligible.
  • Applicants must provide a letter from a professor at the Swiss host institution stating that she/he is willing to support and supervise the research. Without such support, the application will be rejected.
  • Applicants must have a research proposal including a timeframe. This is the centrepiece of the application. The applicant must devote all required attention to it.
  • Applicants must be in command of the necessary language skills required for the research/studies.
  • Applicants who have already benefited from a Swiss Government Excellence Scholarship are not eligible to apply for a second scholarship. Scholarship holders are expected to move to Switzerland during their grant period.
  • Applicants from outside the home country will often need to meet specific English language/other language requirements in order to be able to study there.

SWISS GOVERNMENT AWARDS APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

The application package can be obtained by email from the Swiss Embassy. Applications should be submitted in triplicate, with the number of copies indicated (hard copies only).

The original, signed documents and attested translations should be submitted, along with two copies. The other two sets are copies of the first set. For details see the Application Guidelines available at their contact institution. The official FCS 2020-2021 application form (typed and printed). Handwritten forms will not be accepted.

Application must include:

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  • A full curriculum vitae with a list of academic publications.
  • A letter of motivation (max. 2 pages).
  • A complete research proposal (max. 5 pages). Use only the official research proposal form provided with the application package.
  • A copy of the letter or email from a professor at the chosen Swiss university confirming that they are willing to supervise the PhD studies.
  • Include a short CV of your academic host supervisor.
  • Short CV of your actual academic contact person/mentor at your home institution.
  • Photocopies of all certificates and grade sheets from previously attended universities/colleges and diplomas with grades. (If the originals are not in English, French, German or
  • The copies must be translated into one of these languages and attested. Attestations can be made by a university or government officer.)
  • Two letters of recommendation from professors in the applicant’s field (use only the official reference form provided with the application package).
  • A health certificate (use only the official health certificate provided with the application package).
  • Each application set should contain two copies of the applicant’s passport (main page with personal data).
  • Only applications that have been submitted (with the International Office and registered on the website of the scholarship) before November 30, 2019 will be considered.

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