Swiss Government Full Scholarship 2018-19

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

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).

Location: Swiss

Scholarship Types:

  • 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 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.
  • 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 scholarship is available to students from a limited number of countries only.

Benefit:

The scholarship covers a

  • monthly payment, 1900 CHF for Research Fellowship, 3500 CHF for Post Doctoral Scholarship
  • exemption of tuition fees,
  • health insurance,
  • air fare,
  • housing allowance, etc., as applicable.

Please refer to the country-specific fact sheets for exact scholarship benefits.

Eligibilities

Requirements for Research Fellowship:

  • Master’s degree or equivalent university degree recognized by the Swiss university. The applicant must have achieved this degree before the start of the scholarship next September. As a proof the degree has to be submitted to the Federal Commission for Scholarships before the start of the scholarship.
  • Applicants must be born after 31 December 1982
  • 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 a professor at the Swiss host institution stating that she/he is willing to support and supervise 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.

 

Requirements for Post Doctoral Scholarship:

  • PhD degree achieved after 31st of December 2014 and before 1st of September 2018 recognised by the Swiss university. As a proof the degree has to be submitted to the Federal Commission for Scholarships before the start of the scholarship.
  • No funding for sabbaticals.
  • 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 a professor at the Swiss host institution stating that she/he is willing to support and supervise the postdoctoral research. Without such support, the application will be rejected.
  • Not accepted as academic supervisors for Post-doctoral scholarship applicants are their former PhD mentors and their co-directors for the co-tutelle PhD if the academic supervisor is at a Swiss university.
  • Applicants must have a research proposal including a timeframe. This is the centrepiece 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 postdoctoral research.
  • 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 Switzerland during their grant period.

DEADLIINE:

– Opening of the call: 01 August 2017

-Application deadline: 30 September 2017

-Beginning of the scholarship: 01 September 2018

How to apply

The application package can be obtained by email from the Swiss Cooperation Office Afghanistan in Afghanistan ( see bellow)

please Download the instruction before you apply

Questions and application documents, should be submitted to the following address – if not mentioned otherwise below*:
Swiss Cooperation Office Afghanistan in Afghanistan
House No. 55/56, Street No. 13, Lane 3 right, Wazir Akbar Khan Kabul
E-mail: kabul@eda.admin.ch
Tel: 0093 790 08 08 00
Web: www.eda.admin.ch/afghanistan

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