Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships 2024/2025-Application Form and How to Apply

Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships 2024/2025-Application Form and How to Apply

This portal is all about Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships 2024/2025 and how to successfully apply for the scholarship programme. The application process is pretty straightforward if you abide by the procedures provided in this article belowSwiss Government Excellence Scholarships provide graduates from all fields with the opportunity to pursue master’s, doctoral, or postdoctoral research in Switzerland at one of the public-funded universities or recognized institutions.

Every year, the Swiss Government Excellence Scholarship is offered for Ph.D., Postdoctoral, and Research for Foreign Students from Africa and other Countries to Study Abroad in Switzerland. New information as more countries have been included.

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The Swiss government, through the Federal Commission for Scholarships for Foreign Students (FCS), awards various postgraduate scholarships to foreign scholars and researchers: The research scholarship is available to post-graduate researchers in any discipline (who hold a master’s degree as a minimum). Also, beneficiaries must be planning to come to Switzerland to pursue research or further studies at the doctoral or post-doctoral level.

Research scholarships are awarded for research or study at all Swiss cantonal universities, universities of applied sciences, and the two federal institutes of technology. Only candidates nominated by an academic mentor at one of these higher education institutions will be considered.

What you to Know About the Scholarship

Type: Masters, Doctoral, Post-Doctoral

Value of Award: The scholarship covers a monthly payment, exemption of tuition fees, health insurance, airfare, special lodging allowance, etc. See the fact sheets for exact scholarship benefits.

Note: The FCS assesses scholarship applications according to three criteria:

  • Candidate profile
  • Quality of the research project or artistic work
  • Synergies and potential for future research cooperation
  • Applications are subject to preliminary selection by the relevant national authorities and/or the Swiss diplomatic representation. The short-listed applications are then assessed by the Federal Commission for Scholarships for Foreign Students (FCS) which subsequently takes the final decision.

The FCS is composed of professors from all Swiss public universities. Scholarship awards are decided based on academic and scientific excellence.

Eligible Countries: All Countries


To be eligible to apply for the scholarship opportunity, Candidates for the University Scholarships must:

  • Hold a university degree (Bachelors/Masters) on commencement of the scholarship.
  • Be able to demonstrate their academic abilities and what they aim to achieve.
  • Contact the institution and/or the professor supervising their period of research. Universities may request supplementary information and/or set certain additional conditions to determine whether or not you qualify for admission.
  • Be under the age of 35 (born on or after 1st January 1987).
  • Be suitably proficient in the language of instruction (French, German, Italian, or English) to draw full benefit from their studies in Switzerland.

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Application Deadline

The closing date for applications is November 30, 2023.Ensure you apply on time before the closing date reaches.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified applicants should apply using the link below.

  • Select your country of origin according to your passport. Find out about the types of scholarships available, eligibility criteria, and application deadlines for your country. For more information and questions, please contact the address provided in the list of contacts (PDF, 136 kB, 02.08.2023).
  • Read the Application Guidelines and follow the instructions. Prepare your application and submit two complete copies to the relevant office in your country of origin according to the list of contacts (PDF, 136 kB, 02.08.2023) by the deadline.

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