Scholarships

Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships for Foreign Scholars and Artists

Through the Federal Commission for Scholarships for Foreign Students (FCS), the Swiss Confederation awards various post-graduate scholarships to foreign scholars of all disciplines and to some foreign artists:

  • University research fellowships for scholars, doctorates and post-doctorates at Swiss universities, federal institutes of technology and universities of applied sciences (no scholarships for bachelor or masters studies)
  • Arts scholarships for advanced-level artists at Swiss conservatories and universities of the arts (only for a limited number of countries)

The new call for the Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships for foreign scholars for the academic year 2021/2022 has been published. The scholarships are awarded for research fellowships, doctoral or postdoctoral studies at Swiss universities, federal institutes of technology and universities of applied sciences. Candidates from Ghana, Benin and Togo can submit applications until 30 November 2020. Note that Bachelor and Master studies are not eligible for the scholarships.
For more information, please follow the link below:

Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships for Foreign Scholars and Artists for the 2021-2022 Academic Year

If you still have questions, please contact the Embassy of Switzerland: acc.scholarshipsbourses@eda.admin.ch

 

Scholarships for Swiss students

The scholarship office of the Rectors’ Conference of the Swiss Universities swissuniversities administers the foreign governmental scholarships of about 40 countries on behalf of the Swiss Confederation. The scholarships are offered to Swiss students, researchers and artists to study for a period of time abroad. For more details:

Rectors’ Conference of Swiss Universities swissuniversities

Master in development policies and practices at the Graduate Institute in Geneva

The Graduate Institute in Geneva calls for applications for an Executive Certificate (5 weeks) or an Executive Master (6 months) in development policies and practices. The curriculum covers a broad spectrum of development issues as well as regions. Workshops and seminars are held in regional hubs of the applicant’s choice, such as the University of Ghana in Accra, online, and in Geneva.

The program, sponsored by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) is designed specifically for working professionals at mid-career to senior career level, who hold or aspire to leadership positions in governments, international organisations and NGOs, as well as professionals in the private sector.

The applications for the 2020-2021 program are now open. Please find further information on the website of the Graduate Institute Geneva.

Beware fake scholarship offers in the name of the Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships (phishing)

The Swiss authorities are issuing this warning about fake scholarships advertised by email. The Federal Commission for Scholarships for Foreign Students (FCS) does not advertise scholarships by email; as a rule, scholarships are directly managed by the Swiss representation in the country concerned. The Swiss authorities recommend not responding to such emails and, above all, not transferring any money.