Swiss Government Higher Scholarship for International Students in 2022-2023

Scholarship @Study in Switzerland posted 4 weeks ago

Opportunity Description

Swiss Government Higher Scholarship for International Students

The Swiss government annually awards the following Swiss Government Higher Scholarships in order to promote international and research cooperation between Switzerland and 180 countries around the world.

Details

  • Scholarship Name: Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships
  • Country of supply: Switzerland
  • Accepted degree: Doctorate| Postdoctoral |Research
  • Application type: Online
  • Gender: Male and Female
  • Age requirement: Ph.D. and Research applicants must be born after December 31, 1986
  • Accepted countries: All countries including Iran, Iraq, and Afghanistan
  • Accepted courses: All courses offered at Swiss universities
  • Deadline: 

Offering University: The selected universities are different for each level, which are as follows

Selected universities for a doctoral degree

  • University of Basel
  • University of Bern
  • University of Fribourg
  • University of Geneva
  • University of Lausanne
  • University of Lucerne
  • University of Neuchâtel
  • University of St. Gallen
  • University of Zurich
  • Università della Svizzera italiana
  • Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL)
  • Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETHZ)
  • Research Institutes of the ETH Domain (PSI; WSL; EMPA; EAWAG)
  • Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID)

Selected universities for postdoctoral and research:

  • University of Basel
  • University of Bern
  • University of Fribourg
  • University of Geneva
  • University of Lausanne
  • University of Lucerne
  • University of Neuchâtel
  • University of St. Gallen
  • University of Zurich
  • Università della Svizzera italiana
  • Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL)
  • Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETHZ)
  • Research Institutes of the ETH Domain (PSI; WSL; EMPA; EAWAG)
  • Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID)
  • University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland
  • Bern University of Applied Sciences
  • University of Applied Sciences Northwest Switzerland
  • University of Applied Sciences Eastern Switzerland
  • University of Applied Sciences of the Grisons
  • Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts
  • University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland
  • The Zürcher Fachhochschule
  • Universities of teacher education

Benefits

  • The monthly scholarship amount of 1920 francs for doctoral and research courses
  • The monthly scholarship amount of 3500 francs for postdoctoral degree
  • Housing allowance of 300 francs only at the beginning of education
  • Public transport card with 50% discount for one year
  • Payment of return ticket to the country of origin at the end of the exchange
  • Health insurance allowance
  • Support services and various trips, dinners, and sightseeing tours are organized

Registration steps:

Required Documents :

Please submit 2 sets (=1 original + 1 copy) of application documents in the exact order given below: The 1st set contains the original, signed documents plus the confidential letters of recommendation and, if applicable the attested translations in English. The other set is the copy of the 1st set except for the confidential letters of recommendation (only 1st set). No copies of 2nd set.

  • Signed FCS application form (typed and printed) with photo.
  • 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.
  • If you undertake doctoral studies at a Swiss University under the supervision of an academic mentor (supervisor): 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 Ph.D. thesis is mandatory. An admission letter is not required. Applicants for doctoral schools (doctoral programs): 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 Ph.D. thesis is mandatory as well. In addition to all other application documents, the admission letter from the doctoral school is required with the application dossiers.
  • 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 for the 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.

Note: Please do not place documents in plastic folders or staples and use paper clips or staples.

How to Apply

The applicant can apply online via the official website that we have to attach at the end of this announcement

 

 

 

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