Swiss Government excellence scholarships

We announce Swiss Government Excellence Research Scholarships for foreign students.

Detail information:
The Swiss Government through the Federal Commission for Scholarships for Foreign Students FCS 


To enable selected applicants to undertake a Research in the realm of their PhD or their Medical specialization in one of the 10 Swiss Public Universities, the two Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology, the public teaching and research institutes and the Universities of applied sciences


Federal Institutes of Technology

Teaching and Research Institutes

Universities of applied Sciences

University of Basel / University of Bern / University of Fribourg / University of Geneva / University of Lausanne / University of Lucerne / University of Neuchâtel / University of St.Gallen / University of Zurich / University of Lugano

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL)

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETHZ)

Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID)

Swiss Graduate School of Public Administration (IDHEAP)

University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland / Bern University of Applied Sciences / University of Applied Sciences Northwest Switzerland / University of applied Sciences Eastern Switzerland / Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts / University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland / The Zürcher Fachhochschule


The Scholarship is only valid for a full time Research in Switzerland. It is not valid for mixed Research (part time in Switzerland and part time in a third country)

Target Group

Highly qualified postgraduate researchers from all academic fields as well as young Medical Doctors


12 months maximum (non renewable)

Amount and additional allowances

The scholarship amounts to a monthly payment of 1920 Swiss Francs (tax free net amount)

Exemption of the tuition fees (except for EPFL)

Mandatory Swiss Health insurance paid by the FCS (for non-EU or EFTA grantees only)

A lump sum for air fare for non-European grantees (provided at the end of


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