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Switzerland Government fully funded scholarship For foreign students

The Swiss Government,via the Federal Commission, offers an excellence scholarships scheme for foreign scholars and artists in Switzerland. The scheme allow students to pursue Phd postdoctoral, research programs and fine arts at one of the public funded universities or recognized institution.

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

Annually, 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).

Applicants outside the home country, are often required to meet specific English language/other language requirements in order to be eligible for study there.

Scholarship Benefits

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 fieldtrips 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.

Eligibility Requirement

Eligible Countries: International applicants are eligible to apply.
Entrance Requirements:
PhD Criteria.Visit the official website for more details

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