Swiss Government Excellence Scholarship 2018: Apply Now!

By Malavikka

Swiss Confederation through Federal Commission of Scholarships for Foreign Students has released an official notification, calling out for candidates to apply for the Swiss Government Excellence Scholarship 2018. Interested and eligible candidates can apply online now.

Scholarship award

  • CHF 3500 for Postdoctoral candidates
  • CHF 1920 for the Ph.D/Research candidates

Program objective

The program aims at promoting research co-operation and international exchange between Switzerland and other countries.


Educational qualification

Postdoctoral candidates

The candidate must have obtained a PhD degree between 31 December 2014 and 1 September 2018 recognised by the Swiss University.


PhD/Research Scholarship

The candidate must have a master's degree or equivalent, recognised by the Swiss University, before 1 September 2018.

Other requirements

Post doctoral candidates

The candidate must:

  • Have a devoted research proposal that also includes the timeline
  • Provide a letter issued by a professor of any Swiss hosting institution stating his/her will to supervise and support the postdoctoral research
  • Possess good command of required language skills for postdoctoral research
  • Be willing to relocate to Switzerland during the grant period

Swiss Government Excellence Scholarship 2018

Also Read: Study in UK With Chevening Scholarship: Apply Now!

PhD/Research Scholarship

The candidate must

  • Be born after 31 December 1982
  • Have a research proposal that includes a timeframe
  • Provide a letter issued by an academic professor (including his/her short CV) of host institutions confirming their will to supervise and support PhD thesis
  • Have good command over required language skills for PhD research
  • Be willing to relocate to Switzerland during the grant period

How to apply for the Swiss Government Excellence Scholarship 2018?

In order to apply for the Swiss Government Excellence Scholarship 2018, follow the steps given here:

  • Obtain the application package from the Swiss Embassy in India through email
  • Fill in the form (typed) and take its print out
  • Fix a recent photograph on your form and sign it.
  • Attach necessary documents
  • Submit 1 original and 2 copies of the application documents to Swiss Embassy in India at the mentioned address -

Swiss Embassy in India, Nyaya Marg, Chanakyapuri, 110021 New Delhi

E-mail: Tel: 0091 11 4995 9500

Official website


The last date to apply for the scholarship is 12 November 2017

Also Read: IOCL Fellowship 2017 for Ph.D Researchers: Apply Now!

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