Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships for the academic year 2018-2019

The Swiss Government offers scholarships to Indian students every academic year. Scholarships are granted to postgraduate candidates or researchers. No bachelor or masters scholarships are available.

Types of Scholarships offered:

PhD scholarships
Postdoctoral scholarships
Research scholarships

Application deadline: 12 November 2017

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To receive the application package, please write to

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 subsequently takes the final decision.

The FCS is composed of professors from all Swiss public universities. Scholarship awards are decided on the basis of academic and scientific excellence.
Application procedure

If you fulfil the eligibility requirements cited in the abovementioned scholarships, please contact the relevant application institution in your country of origin (institution cited in the factsheet).

Source: SERI website