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Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships

The Swiss Government, through the Federal Commission for Scholarships for Foreign Students (FCS), awards various postgraduate scholarships to foreign scholars and researchers:

  • University scholarships (Swiss universities, Federal Institutes of Technology as well as Universities of Applied Sciences)
  • Arts scholarships (schools of music and fine arts, only for a limited number of countries).

These scholarships provide graduates from all fields with the opportunity to pursue doctoral or postdoctoral research in Switzerland at public funded universities such as the University of Geneva.

Candidates are strongly advised to begin the application process about one year in advance.

The UNIGE’s FCS delegate is Professor Nathalie PIEGAY (Faculty of Arts).

Please visit the website of the Federal Commission for Scholarships for Foreign Students (FCS) to see what type of scholarships are offered for your country of origin. You will also find the necessary information regarding eligibility criteria and the application procedure.