Every year, the Swiss Confederation sponsor the Government Excellence Scholarships in a bid to promote research cooperation and international exchange between Switzerland and more than 180 other nations of the world.
This research grant is open to post-graduate researchers from any discipline as long as they hold a minimum of a Master’s degree and have plans to come to Switzerland to further their studies or pursue research at doctoral or post doctoral level.
One of the ten Swiss cantonal universities, public teaching and research institutes or the two Swiss federal institutes of technology.
Level of study:
Doctoral or a post doctoral studies or research in any available discipline
The scholarship is open to international students who hail from more than 180 countries.
The grant for school covers a monthly payment, health insurance, exemption of tuition fees, housing allowance, air fare, etc. For exact scholarship benefits interested candidates may refer to the country-specific fact sheets.
For general and specific eligibility criteria, interested candidates may refer to the country-specific fact sheets.
Candidates are advised to refer to the country-specific fact sheets for application procedure, eligibility criteria, deadlines, and their country-specific contact information. If you are eligible for the grant, contact the Swiss diplomatic representation in your specific country. All the necessary information pertaining to the procedure including application forms and other documentations will be provided to you by diplomatic representation
The deadline for this grant for school is between September-December 2019. This would depend on the Swiss embassy to which the application was submitted.
For detail information on the scholarship and how to apply, visit the official scholarship website