Doctoral Research Scholarships, Switzerland

Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships for Foreign Scholars and Artists for the 2020-2021 Academic Year

Types of scholarship:

The research scholarship is available to post-graduate researchers in any discipline (who hold a master’s degree as a minimum) who are planning to come to Switzerland to pursue research or further studies at doctoral or post-doctoral level.
Research scholarships are awarded for research or study at all Swiss cantonal universities, universities of applied sciences and the two federal institutes of technology. Only candidates nominated by an academic mentor at one of these higher education institutions will be considered.

Art scholarships are open to art students wishing to pursue an initial master’s degree in Switzerland.
Art scholarships are awarded for study at any Swiss conservatory or university of the arts. This scholarship is available to students from a limited number of countries only.

Selection Criteria:

  • Candidate profile
  • Quality of the research project or artistic work
  • Synergies and potential for future research cooperation

12 month maximum duration. Select your country of origin to download relevant application information.

Applications close 20 November 2019. Scholarship commences 1 September 2020. Applicants are able to undertake a research program at University of Basel.

Click here to watch application video. For general information about the Swiss Government Scholarship click here.