Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships

Type: Bachelor’s (Undergraduate), Master’s Degree

Who: Arab students interested in studying in Switzerland

What: Tuition fees

When: 2023-2024

Where: Swiss Universities

Program Length: One year

Deadline to Apply: Open

Citizenship: Algeria, Bahrain, Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen

Destination Countries: Switzerland

Academic Subject(s): All Subjects

Each year the Swiss Confederation awards Government Excellence Scholarships to promote international exchange and research cooperation between Switzerland and over 180 other countries. Recipients are selected by the awarding body, the Federal Commission for Scholarships for Foreign Students (FCS).
There are two types of Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships:
Research scholarships are available to postgraduate 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 postdoctoral 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, as well as the four research institutes. 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.
How to apply:
Select the continent with your country of origin (this is the country according to your passport) for receiving further information and the application documents through this link.
Check the application deadline and the different types of scholarship on offer. These vary according to country. You will also find details where you can get answers to your questions.
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. It assesses scholarship applications according to three criteria:
– Candidate profile
– Quality of the research project or artistic work
– Synergies and potential for future research cooperation
Scholarship awards are decided on the basis of academic and scientific excellence.

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