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Switzerland Government Excellence Scholarships 2021-2022 for Foreign Scholars and Artists

The Government of Switzerland through the Federal Commission for Scholarships for Foreign Students has began accepting scholarship applications for the Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships 2021-2022 aimed at foreign scholars and artists worldwide.

Yearly the Switzerland Confederation awards Government Excellence Scholarships to enhance  international exchange and research cooperation between Switzerland and among over  180 other countries. Recipients of the scholarship awards are selected by the awarding institution, the Federal Commission for Scholarships for Foreign Students (FCS).

Scholarship Support: Switzerland Government

Scholarship origin: Switzerland

Scholarship level: Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Artists

Scholarship available Slots: Many

Scholarship Value: Fully Funded (amount not indicated)

Subject Eligibility: All educational fields of study

Country/Candidate Eligibility: international students/foreign scholars/foreign artists.

The Switzerland 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.

The Scholarship Types:


  • Art scholarships: 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.


  • Research scholarship: 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.

General Eligibility:

The FCS assesses scholarship applications according to three criteria:

  1. a) Candidate profile
    b) Quality of the research project or artistic work
    c) Synergies and potential for future research cooperation

Applications are subject to preliminary selection by the relevant national authorities and/or the Swiss diplomatic representation. The short-listed applications are then assessed by the Federal Commission for Scholarships for Foreign Students (FCS), which takes the final decision.

If you are interested to apply for the Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships 2021-2022, you are to select your country of origin according to your passport.

Application Timelines: Application opens early August annually .

KINDLY N:B:  Please See specific timetables  from  the  official scholarship website


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  1. Jean Claude NINTERETSE

    I’m really interested and I appreciate that opportunity. I hope that now it’s my turn to get skills though I’m passing through difficult times. Thanks

  2. I recently did my diploma in pharmacy and now interested to pursue a degree in the same buh am not able to pay for the tuition fee…can you please help.

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