Swiss Excellence scholarships offer courses in Research, Doctoral or post-doctoral for international students. It promotes international exchange and research cooperation between Switzerland and 180 other countries.

Supported by:

Federal Comissions of Scholarships


It varies from country to country, So plz check the official website for the country-specific requirement.

Common eligibility is students must have completed a master's degree or Ph.D. Degree.

Application and Selection Procedure:

  • Release of programme for 180+ countries on official website in early August.
  • Call for proposals in September
  • Prepare Application, Forms, Research proposal before the submission of deadlines 
  • Here is the link of selectio procedure for different countries


  • Two sets of application documents
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Full resume with a list of Awards and publications
  • Motivation Letter(two pages)
  • Research proposal

Date and Deadline:

The FCS will select scholarship holders for the 2023-24 academic year by the end of May 2023. Scholarships for the 2024-25 academic year will be advertised online from August 2023.

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Program Country(s)



No Specifies Preferences


Research Scholarship 12 months, Doctoral Scholarsh N/A

Grant Details

Scholarship covers monthly payment, exemption of tuition fee, health insurance, air fares, housing allowances etc.

Eligible Country(s)

UK, France, Germany, USA, Brazil, Australia, and 174 more countries.

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