Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships 2024-2025 to Study free in Switzerland
Switzerland Government Scholarship 2024-2025
Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships 2024-2025 will be open for admission applications for all international students from August 1, 2023 and deadline to submit the Swiss Excellence Scholarship application will be December 1, 2023, so this will be a great chance to avail in order to study for free in Switzerland.
I think this must be noted that the Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships 2024 is a fully funded sponsorship that covers full tuition fees, monthly stipend payments, room, health insurance, and other student expenses.
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).
The Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships 2024-2025 are aimed at young researchers from abroad who have completed a master’s degree or Ph.D. and at foreign artists holding a bachelor’s degree.
Swiss Scholarships Funds Coverage and Allowances
The Swiss Excellence Scholarship 2024 covers the following for all international students:
- Sponsored Research Fund
- Free Airfare Tickets
- Sponsorship for Monthly Stipend (CHF 1,920)
- Free Accommodation (CHF 300 housing allowance)
- Paid Health Insurance
- Full Tuition Fees Waiver
- Housing Allowance Disbursements
Types of Swiss Excellence Scholarships 2024
- 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 Swiss scholarship is available to students from a limited number of countries only.
- 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 the 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.
Swiss Government Scholarship Selection criteria
The FCS assesses Swiss Excellence scholarship applications according to three criteria:
a) Candidate profile
b) Quality of the research project or artistic work
c) Synergies and potential for future research cooperation
Eligibility Criteria for Swiss Excellence Scholarships
- Applicants who have been in Switzerland for more than one year at the beginning of the scholarship in September are not eligible.
- Applicants must provide a letter from an academic host professor (including her/his short CV) at the chosen Swiss university confirming why she/he is willing to supervise and support the research. Without such support, the application will be rejected.
- Applicants must have a research proposal including a timeframe. This is the centerpiece of the application.
- The applicant must devote all required attention to it.
- Applicants must be in command of the necessary language skills required for the research/studies.
- Applicants who have already benefited from a Swiss Government Excellence Scholarship are not eligible to apply for a second scholarship.
- Scholarship holders are expected to move to Switzerland during their grant period.
How to Apply for Switerzland Government Scholarships?
Candidates are required to send the above-listed documents to their local Swiss country Embassies prior to their country-specific deadlines. You can check the country-specific Swiss Scholarship application and deadline information from the links available at the end of this article.
List of Documents Required to Apply for the Swiss Excellence Scholarship:
- Signed FCS application form (typed and printed) with photos.
- A full CV with a list of academic publications, awards, etc.
- A motivation letter (max. 2 pages).
- A complete research proposal (max. 5 pages, signed), using exclusively the FCS research proposal form.
- A copy of the letter from an academic host professor (including her/his short CV) at the chosen Swiss university confirming why she/he is willing to supervise and support the research.
- A short CV of the academic mentor at the home institution.
- Two confidential letters of recommendation from two different professors in the applicant’s field (use exclusively the FCS reference form – originals in sealed envelopes only for the 1st set). No copies of 2nd set.
- Photocopies of certificates and grade sheets from previously attended universities/colleges and diplomas with grades, starting with the most recent. If not in English, French, Italian, or German with attested certified translations in English. Do not submit the original certificates.
- Signed medical certificate (use only the FCS health certificate form).
- Two copies of the applicant’s passport (main page with personal data). Dual nationals add copies of both passports. Applicants already in Switzerland during the application procedure add a copy of the residence permit for Switzerland.
Swiss Government Excellence Scholarship Deadline: Dec 31, 2023
The last date to submit an application for Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships 2024-2025 will be 31 December 2023.
I want to learn Business Management in PhD program in the country. Because the country has more experience in the field of study related to my country. In addition to this, the country is politically stable and safe. I myself want to learn eagerly and to serve my country by my profession after completion of my PhD degree.
Good luck with your scholarship application dear.
Hi I am gone graduate soon in applied science. and I am interested in learning Computer Science and I was wondering If you have a scholarship I like to take that chance. Thank you
Please take your chances to apply for the Swiss Excellence Scholarship for Computer Science.
How to get “FCS application form” ?
It is available on the Swiss Scholarship web portal and you can check the link in the above article.
Can you please help me find this scholarship
The application procedure for Swiss scholarship is available in the above article. Please check.
Hi! Sir/ Madam my name is Emily Montgomery from Liberia.
I’m very interested in pursuing higher education to enable me reach my destination as am individual, and a young girl coming up.
I hope in hearing a positive response and to make a mark in helping my country and other countries at large.
That’s great! You can submit an application for the Swiss Excellence Scholarship directly. Best of luck!
I’m interested, I want to apply
Good luck with your Swiss Scholarship Application.
I did my BS English (4-years) from UOM in 2017. Currently, my B.Ed(1.5 years) from AIOU Islamabad. I’m keenly interested in my higher studies at Swiss universities. I need a scholarship for MPhil leading to Ph.D. in English Literature & Linguistics. Plz, help me in this regard. I will be very thankful for this act of kindness.
Yes, you can apply for 2022 Swiss Excellence Scholarship. Good luck!
Hi. Is there any bond associated with this scholarship that one has to return to their home country after the completion of their studies?
There is NO Bond associated with the Swiss Excellence Scholarship. But yes, you need to come back to your home country upon completion of your studies.
I have a bachelor’s degree in chemistry since 1996 and worked as a secondary school teacher for fourteen years …. in my country, Yemen, and now I am looking for a scholarship in organic chemistry
I am currently residing in Turkey since 2012
…. Can I find the opportunity for you to complete my master’s studies?
Thank you very much
If you would like to help me
Thanks, Radwan for your comment. You can apply for a Swiss Scholarship for Master’s degree for sure in Chemistry.
am Hussien Sirag from Ethiopia . I have master degree in animal breeding and genetics, so I am looking for PhD program in animal science especially in animal breeding and genetics or dairy science in switzerland. please help me in this regard. I will be very thankful for this act of kindness.
First of all i wish you good luck with your Swiss Scholarship application and secondly please follow the above guidance article to start your application.
Hi sir, i am from Pakistan and i did my bachelors degree in software engineering.now i want to persue further education under this scholarship.can I apply for MS leading to Phd in Software Engineering..??
Ph.D. in Software engineering is also sponsored under the Swiss Excellence Scholarship Program.
Hi, Can I be entitled a scholarship for a master’s degree?
Yes, if you fulfill all the required eligibility standards of the Swiss Excellence Scholarship.
Assalam-o-alaikum, I have done Masters ( M.A English Literature and Linguistics) from Numl Islamabad and have PUBLISHED MY THESIS as well. I do not know whether I should apply for MS or PhD. Someone td me one must have 18 years of education to apply for PhD. I have 16 years of education… Can I apply for both- Mphil and phd. How can I find professors I.d?? Where to search email of professors of switzerland? I am more than willing to pursue this scholarship but there is no one to proper guide me!
Can u give me your email and guide me on how to really make a cv; I have made cv but for jobs… when to make research proposal n how to make it?
Please check faculty departmental websites of the Universities you wish to apply and from there you can get emails of professors. Secondly, Scholarship CV and Research proposal guidance can also be viewed.
Best of luck, u find out concerned university professor in case applying for PhD, in MS no need supervisor
Yes, that’s right. But even if you don’t find a professor’s acceptance letter; still take a chance to submit application without it.
Iam also interested but how can iget the application package containing the application forms
Please download application material from the Swiss Website and the link to it is given above in the article.
Sir I complete my fsc …now I want to get mbss (MD)scholarships..sir reply me
You can check out posts on MBBS Scholarships.
Hi, i graduated in Hotel Management and i want to go for higher studies in same subject. Can i apply?
Hotel management subjects are also offered in some Swiss Universities. You can apply for admissions there.