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Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships 2020/21 for Foreign Students and Artists

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Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships 2020/21

The Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships for Foreign Scholars and Artists 2020/2021 application is now open.

The application deadline for Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships varies by countries, between  September – December.

Each year, Swiss Government Confederation offers Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships to foreign students for masters, PhD and at foreign artists who holds a bachelor’s degree.

Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships is aimed at promoting international exchange and research cooperation between Switzerland and more than 180 other countries. Recipients are selected by the awarding body, the Federal Commission for Scholarships for Foreign Students (FCS).

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Types of scholarship
The research scholarship is available to post-graduate researchers in any discipline (who hold a master’s degree as a minimum) who are planning to come to Switzerland to pursue research or further studies at 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.
Art scholarships are open to art students wishing to pursue an initial master’s degree in Switzerland.
Art scholarships are awarded for study at any Swiss conservatory or university of the arts. This scholarship is available to students from a limited number of countries only.

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Scholarship Selection – Criteria and Eligibility
The FCS assesses scholarship applications according to three criteria:

  1. Candidate profile.
  2. Quality of the research project or artistic work
  3. 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 takes the final decision.

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

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Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships Application – How to Apply
Follow the Step Procedures to Apply 

Step 1
Go to www.sbfi.admin
Get the application package from the Swiss representative

Step 2
Submit Filled and documented appliation to the representative before the scholarship deadline(date varies from country to country)
Wait for the selection to start scholarship

Need More Information
Visit the Offical Website of Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships

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