ThinkSwiss Research Scholarships open doors for students from India, Australia and Singapore to the world of Swiss academia that combines high quality curriculum with innovative thinking.

ThinkSwiss Research Scholarships: Asia-Pacific

The call for application for ThinkSwiss Scholarships 2020 is now closed. 

Thank you for the overwhelming response to ThinkSwiss Research Scholarships 2020-Asia Pacific! We’ve received some stellar applications and had a challenging time arriving at shortlisted students. As we have had no drop-outs, the 1st list of awardees (announced on February 11th, 2020) is being considered final.
Please note that due to the high volume of applications, it will not be possible to respond to individual queries via phone, email or direct message on our social media channels. Do stay tuned for more opportunities in academia, research and innovation that we’re collaborating on.

Final list of awardees:

Madhumitha Murali, Indian Institute of Information Technology Design & Manufacturing, Kancheepuram, at University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland
Shreehari Bodas, IIT Bombay, at University of Bern
Tarun Prasad, IIT Madras, at University of Basel
Navish Kumar, IIT Kharagpur, at ETH Zürich
Rishabh Jain, BITS Pilani, at University of Zürich
Simran Massey, St. Xaviers College, at University of Geneva
Kabir Bakshi, Ashoka University, at University of Lausanne
Meesha Katyal, IISER Mohali, at University of Lausanne
Pranav Sateesh, IIT Madras, at University of Zürich
Aritra Ray, University of Calcutta, at ETH Zürich
Viraj Dharod, IIT Roorkee, at Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne
Dibya Saha, IISER Tirupati, at Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne
Sevgi Demiroglu, IIT Gandhinagar, at University of Geneva

About ThinkSwiss Research Scholarships

ThinkSwiss Research Scholarships is a program that opens doors for students from India, Singapore and Australia to the world of Swiss academia, that combines high quality curriculum with innovative thinking. The scholarship accepts students who have completed their 2nd year of graduation or post graduation, while still enrolled with an Indian, Singaporean or Australian university. Students are responsible for finding a host professor or mentor at a Swiss institution as well as clarifying the scope of a research project before submitting their research scholarship application.

Here’s all you need to know about the application process and the eligibility criteria. Kindly ensure to read the FAQs before applying here.


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Swiss Universities

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For an overview on Swiss universities and research institutions: click here.


For more information about the ThinkSwiss Research Scholarships for Indian students, please contact:

Cassius Castellino
Program Coordinator - University Partnerships /

Selected candidates will be notified by email only. Kindly note that telephonic queries will not be encouraged. 

Students from Singapore, kindly reach out to Samuel Cobbi –

Students from Australia. kindly reach out to Sebastien Monnet –


ThinkSwiss Asia-Pacific is a scholarship program managed by swissnex India and the Embassies of Switzerland in Australia & in Singapore. It supports students enrolled at Indian, Australian and Singapore universities who want to go to Switzerland to conduct research. This program is funded by the swissnex network, part of Swiss State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI). The scholarship is open to students in all fields.