Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships for International Students
Posted On June 23, 2017
Switzerland, the most voted country for its attitude toward democracy, education, quality of life, and business is the proud host of the Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships dedicated driven and dedicated international students. The program which is awarded annually, it is aimed to promote international exchange and research cooperation between more than 180 countries and Switzerland.
The types of scholarships offered by the Swiss Government
The Swiss Government is offering two types of scholarships as it follows:
1. The research scholarships which are dedicated to post-graduate researchers who hold a master’s degree as a minimum in any discipline.
IMPORTANT NOTE! Only those who are nominated by an academic mentor at one of the Swiss universities where this scholarship applies will be taken into consideration. The accepted universities are all Swiss cantonal universities, two federal institutes of technology and all the universities of applied sciences.
2. Art scholarships which are dedicated to art students who wish to undertake a master’s degree in Switzerland.
IMPORTANT NOTE! Only the students who have been awarded a place to study can apply for the art scholarships.
The eligibility criterions
3 major aspects are taken into consideration when selecting the students: the candidate’s profile, the quality of the research project or artistic work, and the potential for a future collaboration. However, for exact info, the students who share an interest in this particular program are required to access this link https://www.sbfi.admin.ch/sbfi/en/home/topics/swiss-education-area/scholarships-and-grants/swiss-government-excellence-scholarships-for-foreign-scholars-an.html#1401831273. Here, at the “Interested” section, they should select their countries of origin for more info about the eligibility criterions established by the Swiss Government for each country.
The expenses covered by the program
Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships include exemption of tuition fees, a monthly payment, air fare, housing allowance, health insurance and many more. However, for a complete list, students are advised to consult the list of their home countries where they will be able to read the full list of benefits.
Currently, the application process is closed but it will reopen by August 2017. All the needed info will be published at https://www.sbfi.admin.ch/sbfi/en/home/topics/swiss-education-area/scholarships-and-grants/swiss-government-excellence-scholarships-for-foreign-scholars-an.html#1401831273. It is important to consult the official website for accurate and updated info because each of the 180 countries eligible has different application procedures, deadline, and eligibility criteria.
If you fulfill the academic requirements, one way to apply for the scholarship is contacting the Swiss diplomatic representation in your country of origin. The Swiss diplomatic representation will offer all the necessary information about the documents and the application process. It will also provide an application form.
Remember, the applications are currently closed but they will be reopened by August 2018.