Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships for Foreign Scholars and Artists for the Academic Year 2015-2016

The Swiss government, through the Federal Commission for Scholarships for Foreign Students (FCS), awards various postgraduate scholarships to foreign scholars and researchers:

  • University scholarships (Swiss universities, Federal Institutes of Technology, as well as Universities of Applied Sciences)
  • Arts scholarships (schools of music and fine arts, only for a limited number of countries).

These scholarships provide graduates from all fields with the opportunity to pursue doctoral or postdoctoral research in Switzerland at one of the public funded university or recognised institution.
Please use the drop-down menu below to see what type of scholarships are offered for your country of origin. You will also find the necessary information regarding eligibility criteria and the application procedure.

The next offer for the academic year 2015-2016 will be online from August 2014. The deadline for applications varies from one country to another (see below).