Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships for Foreign Scholars for the 2023-2024 Academic Year

Position, 13.09.2022

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.

The Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships are aimed at young researchers from abroad who have completed a master’s degree or PhD.

Types of scholarship

The research scholarship is available to post-graduate researchers in any discipline (holding 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. 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.

How to apply?

Candidates interested in applying for a Swiss Government Excellence Scholarship can request the full documentation by sending an email to

For more information: 
State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation