Study in Switzerland: 2018 Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships for Foreign Students and Artists


Application Deadline: November 30, 2017
free undergraduate scholarship to study abroad
Applications are currently ongoing for the 2018 Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships for Foreign Students and Artists. Interested students should see the details below.
free undergraduate scholarship to study abroad

Scholarship Description

The Swiss government, through the Federal Commission for Scholarships for Foreign Students (FCS) is awarding scholarships to International students who has interest in pursuing a degree program at any Swiss Institution.

Application Deadline

(Varies by countries, generally 30th November). Submission to Swiss Representation is from Sept to Dec. However, be sure to check the application deadline of your own country.

Scholarship Frequency

Offered annually

Eligible Countries

International students

Host Institutions

Any of the ten (10) Swiss Public Universities, the two (2) Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology, the public teaching and research institutes and the Universities of applied sciences.

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Eligible Fields of Study

All academic fields

Course Level

Masters (for the arts scholarship), PhD, Postdoctoral and Research Scholarships

Scholarship Value

The scholarship covers a monthly payment , exemption of tuition fees, health insurance, air fare, special lodging allowance, etc. See the fact sheets for exact scholarship benefits.

Scholarship Duration

For the period of study

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for this scholarship program, applicants must:

hold a university degree (Bachelors/Masters) on commencement of the scholarship.
be able to demonstrate their academic abilities and what they aim to achieve.
contact the institution and/or the professor supervising their period of research. Universities may request supplementary information and/or set certain additional conditions to determine whether or not you qualify for admission.
be under the age of 35 (born on or after 1 January 1976).
be suitably proficient in the language of instruction (French, German, Italian or English) in order to draw full benefit from their studies in Switzerland.
How to Apply

Visit the scholarship webpage (see link below) and select your country for country-specific application instruction.

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