Excellence Fellowships


The Swiss law requires that anyone who sojourns in Switzerland for more than 3 months must have health and accident insurance.

The Cantonal Health Insurance Service in Geneva (Service de l’assurance maladie) will contact the scholarship holder a few weeks after his/her arrival, asking to justify that he/she has health and accident insurance.

Therefore, the future scholarship holder can already ask his/her insurance company for a certificate confirming that health-accident fees will be covered during their stay in Switzerland (maybe they will be asked to sign up for a complementary insurance). It is also possible to sign up for health-accident insurance in Switzerland for the length of their stay.

In addition, Excellence scholarship holders are not insured for third party liability “Assurance Responsabilité Civile” during their stay at the University of Geneva, and consequently will need to procure one.