Scholarships in Switzerland

Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships for Foreign Scholars and Artists

The Swiss Government, through the Federal commission for Scholarships for Foreign Students (FCS), awards various postgraduate scholarships to foreign scholars and researchers. The scholarships provide graduates from all fields with the opportunity to pursue doctoral or postdoctoral research in Switzerland at one of the public funded university or recognized institution.


Scientific Exchanges

Research visits by Swiss researchers to other countries or by researchers from abroad to Switzerland are funded for a period of 1 to 6 months.


Scholarships offered by different Universities and Institutes

Scholarships by the University of Fribourg
Master, and research stay of max. 6 months for PhDs and max. 3 months PostDoc

Scholarships by the University of Lausanne: UNIL's Master's grant
To facilitate access to Master’s degrees by students with qualifications from foreign universities, the University of Lausanne makes available around ten Master’s grants which are awarded on a competitive basis.

Scholarships & Financial Assistance by the Graduate Institute Geneva
A significant number of scholarships are awarded each year to students attending the Master and PhD programmes.

Grants and financial aid by the University of Geneva

Excellence Scholarship & Opportunity Programme of the ETH Zürich

The scholarships can be awarded to students who belong to the best 10 percent of their Bachelor programme.


Link to swissuniversities - scholarships


For further information you can also contact the Swiss Embassy in your home country


Visiting Scientist Programmes of TWAS - The World Academy of Sciences

TWAS Fellowships

With the world’s largest South-South PhD and post-doctoral research fellowship programme, TWAS helps early-career researchers to gain education and experience at top global science institutions.


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