01/09/2018

Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships for Foreign Scholars and Artists for the 2019-2020 Academic Year

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Tags: Funding | PhD | postdoc | Switzerland


DEADLINE: 5 October 2018 (PhD & Research Scholarships); 6 October 2018 (Fine Arts Scholarships)

The programme enables selected applicants to undertake a PhD / Post-doctoral / research stay from all academic fields at one of the 10 Swiss cantonal universities, the two Swiss federal institutes of technology or public teaching and research institutes.

Call open to citizens of more than 180 countries, including the United States of America. The selection is under the responsibility of the relevant national authorities and/or the Swiss diplomatic representation of the student/researcher’s country of origin.

3 categories of calls:

PHD Scholarships

  • VAILIDITY: The scholarship is only valid for full-time PhD studies in Switzerland. It is not valid for mixed PhD programmes (part time in Switzerland and part time in another country).
  • DURATION: 3 years maximum (starting in September)
  • AMOUNT: The scholarship amounts to a monthly payment of CHF 1920. Tuition fees are waived. For non-EU and non-EFTA grantees only: mandatory Swiss health insurance is paid by the FCS. Non-European grantees receive a lump sum for their airfare (provided at the end of the scholarship).
  • Special CHF 300 housing allowance (paid once at the beginning of the scholarship). One-year half-fare public transportation card. Support services and various trips, dinners and sightseeing tours organised for Swiss Government Excellence Scholarship holders.
  • ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA: Hold master’s degree or equivalent university degree recognised by the Swiss university. Check the age restrictions.

Postdoctoral Scholarships

  • Some details of this call are similar to the scholarship described above. For more details check the specifities according to your country of nationality.

Research scholarships

  • Some details of this call are similar to the scholarship described above. For more details check the specifities according to your country of nationality.

Application information