Excellence Scholarships Funded By Swiss Government, 2016-2017

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Swiss Government, through the Federal Commission offers excellence scholarships for foreign scholars and artists in Switzerland. The scholarships are available for pursuing PhD, postdoctoral and research programs at one of the public funded universities or recognized institution. The applicant must not be more than 35 years old at the moment of the application. The Scholarship is only valid for a full time Postdoctoral Research or Research in Switzerland. It is not valid for mixed Postdoctoral Research or mixed Research (part time in Switzerland and part time in a third country).

Study Subject(s): Scholarships are awarded to study any courses offered by the university.
Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing PhD, postdoctoral and research programs and fine arts scholarships are for the Master program (according to the ECTS credits).
Scholarship Provider: Swiss Government, through the Federal Commission
Scholarship can be taken at: Switzerland

Eligibility:
(a) For Research:
-Master degree or equivalent University degree
-The applicant must not be more than 35 years old at the moment of the application
-Applicants who are in Switzerland for more than 1 year at the beginning of the scholarship are not eligible
-Applicants must provide a letter (e-mail) from a Professor from the Swiss host institution stating that he/she is willing to supervise the Research
-Applicants must have a research proposal including a time frame (this is the central piece of the application. The applicant must devote all required attention to it)
-Applicants must be in command of the necessary language skills required for the Research
-Applicants who have already benefited from a Swiss Government Scholarship are not eligible to apply for a second scholarship
(b) For PhD: –Master degree or equivalent University degree recognized by the Swiss University
-The applicant must not be more than 35 years old at the moment of the application
-Applicants who are in Switzerland for more than 1 year at the beginning of the scholarship are not eligible
-Applicants must provide a letter (e-mail) from a Professor from the Swiss host institution stating that he/she is willing to supervise the PhD. In the case where the PhD is run within a structured doctoral school applicant must provide an admission letter or the proof that they are being considered for admission
-Applicants must apply for the scholarship as well as to the chosen Swiss University. The 2 procedures are separate ones.
-Applicants must have a research proposal including a time frame (this is the central piece of the application. The applicant must devote all required attention to it)
-Applicants must be in command of the necessary language skills required for the PhD studies
-Applicants who have already benefited from a Swiss Government Scholarship are not eligible to apply for a second scholarship
(c) For Postdoctoral: -PhD degree
-There cannot be a gap of more than 5 years between the award of the PhD and the application deadline
-Applicants who are in Switzerland for more than 1 year at the beginning of the scholarship are not eligible
-Applicants must provide a letter (e-mail) from a Professor from the Swiss host institution stating that he/she is willing to supervise the postdoctoral research
-Applicants must have a research proposal including a time frame (this is the central piece of the application. The applicant must devote all required attention to it)
-Applicants must be in command of the necessary language skills required for the Postdoctoral Research
-Applicants who have already benefited from a Swiss Government.
(d) For Fine Arts Scholarships:
-Bachelor degree or equivalent degree
-The candidate must not be more than 35 years old at the moment of the application. There should not be a time lapse of more than 3 years between the Bachelor graduation and the beginning of the scholarship.
-Applicants who are in Switzerland for more than 1 year at the beginning of the scholarship are not eligible
-Applicants must apply to the chosen Conservatory or Art School as well as for the scholarship. The 2 procedures are separate ones
-Applicants must be in command of the necessary language skills required for the Master program
-Applicants who have already benefited from a Swiss Government Scholarship are not eligible to apply for a second

Scholarship Description: The Swiss Confederation grants through the Federal Commission for Scholarships for Foreign Students (FCS), various types of postgraduate scholarships for foreign researchers: University Research Fellowships (Swiss universities, Federal Institutes of Technology and Universities of Applied Sciences) and Art scholarships (conservatories and art schools, only for a limited number of countries). These fellowships provide qualified (postgraduate) researchers from all disciplines the opportunity to continue their post-doctoral research doktoralen or at a public or recognized by the State Swiss university.

Number of award(s): Not Known

Duration of award(s):
-PhD Scholarships: 3 years maximum
-Postdoctoral scholarships: 12 months (renewable maximum 6 months)
-Research scholarships: 12 months maximum (starting in September) no extension possible Grant applications for stays lasting less than 9 months will not be treated as a priority. Grant applications for stays lasting less than 6 months will be rejected.
-Fine Arts Scholarships: The duration of the Master program (according to the ECTS credits)

What does it cover?
-PhD Scholarships and Research scholarships: The scholarship amounts to a monthly payment of 1920 Swiss Francs. Exemption of the tuition fees (except for EPFL), Mandatory Swiss Health insurance paid by the FCS (for non-EU or EFTA grantees only), A lump sum for air fare for non-European grantees only (provided at the end of the scholarship), Special 300 Swiss Francs lodging allowance (paid once at the beginning of the scholarship),1 year half-fare public transportation card and Counseling and various trips, dinners and sigh seeing tours organized for Swiss Government Scholarship holders.
-Postdoctoral scholarships: The scholarship amounts to a monthly payment of 3500 Swiss Francs Exemption of the tuition fees (except for EPFL).

Selection Criteria: Applications are subject to preliminary selection by the relevant national authorities and/or the Swiss diplomatic representation. The shortlisted applications are then analyzed by the Federal Commission for Scholarships for Foreign Students (FCS) which subsequently takes the final decision. The FCS is composed of University Professors drawn from all the Swiss public Universities. Scholarship awards are decided on the basis of academic and scientific excellence.

Notification: The FCS will announce its decisions regarding the scholarships by May 2016 at the latest.

How to Apply: Applications have to be submitted via post. The application package can be obtained by e-mail from the Swiss Embassy.
-The FCS 2016-2017 official application form (typed and printed). No handwritten forms will be accepted
Copies of all university certificates and grade-sheets (all copies must be attested, and translated if originals are not in English, German, French or Italian. Attestations can be done by the University or a Government Officer.
-2 letters of recommendation from Professors in the applicant’s field (use exclusively the official reference form provided with the application package)
-A complete research proposal (max. 5 pages), use exclusively the official research proposal form provided with the application package
-A motivation letter (max. 2 pages)
-A full curriculum vitae with list of academic publications
-A copy of the confirmation from a Professor at the intended Swiss University that he/she is willing to supervise the Postdoctoral Research.
-A health certificate (uses exclusively the official health certificate provided with the application package)
-Each application set with two copies of the passport.
(b) Documents for fine arts scholarships:
-The FCS 2015-2016 official application form (typed and printed). No handwritten forms will be accepted
-Copies of all university certificates and grade-sheets (all copies must be attested, and translated if originals are not in English, German, French or Italian. Attestations can be done by the University or a Government Officer.
-2 letters of recommendation from Professors in the applicant’s field (use exclusively the official reference form provided with the application package)
-A 2 page personal statement emphasizing the reason to study in Switzerland, the importance of the choice for your future career as well as your professional projects at the end of the scholarship
-A full curriculum vitae using the Europass model that you can download at the following address: EUROPASS Model (this document is mandatory for fine arts applications)
-For painters, graphic artists and sculptors: copies or photos of 3 pieces of their work, rough drafts (with date of creation). Imperatively put a label with name, surname and country on the work. (If such is not the case the application will not be taken into consideration)
-For musicians: high-quality CD of 3 different styles of music if the music involves interpreters and directors. Composers have to submit their scores.
-Imperatively put a label with name, surname and country on the CD. (If such is not the case the application will not be taken into consideration)
-A health certificate (uses exclusively the official health certificate provided with the application package)
-A copy of the passport (main page with personal data).

Eligible Countries with Opening/Closing Dates and Types of Scholarships Offered

NO. Country Closing date Types of Scholarship NO. Country Closing date Types of Scholarship
1 Afghanistan 30.9.2015 PhD, Research, Postdoc 97 Liberia 30.11.2015 PhD, Research, Postdoc
2 Albania 15.12.2015 PhD, Research, Postdoc 98 Libya 15.11.2015 PhD, Research, Postdoc
3 Algeria 31.10.2015 PhD, Research, Postdoc 99 Lithuania 15/11/2015 PhD, Research, Postdoc
4 Angola 30.11.2015 PhD, Research, Postdoc 100 Macedonia 15.11.2015 PhD, Research, Postdoc
5 Antigua and Barbuda 15.11.2015 PhD, Research, Postdoc 101 Madagascar 30.11.2015 PhD, Research, Postdoc
6 Argentina 15/11/2015 PhD, Research, Postdoc 102 Malawi 15.11.2015 PhD, Research, Postdoc
7 Armenia 15.11.2015 PhD, Research, Postdoc 103 Malaysia 12.12.2015 PhD, Research, Postdoc
8 Australia 29.11.2015 PhD, Research, Postdoc 104 Maldives 30/11/2015 PhD, Research, Postdoc
9 Austria 31.10.2015 Fine Arts, Research, Postdoc 105 Mali 15.11.2015 PhD, Research, Postdoc
10 Azerbaijan 15.11.2015 PhD, Research, Postdoc 106 Malta 8/12/2015 PhD, Research, Postdoc
11 Bahamas 16/12/2015 PhD, Research, Postdoc 107 Marshall Islands 15.11.2015 PhD, Research, Postdoc
12 Bahrain 15.11.2015 PhD, Research, Postdoc 108 Mauritania 15.11.2015 PhD, Research, Postdoc
13 Bangladesh 15.10.2015 PhD, Research, Postdoc 109 Mauritius 30.10.2015 PhD, Research, Postdoc
14 Barbados 31.10.2015 PhD, Research, Postdoc 110 Mexico 10/10/2015 PhD,Fine Arts, Research, Postdoc
15 Belarus 07.12.2015 Research, Postdoc 111 Micronesia 16.11.2015 PhD, Research, Postdoc
16 Belgium 15.11.2015 Research, Postdoc 112 Moldova 15.11.2015 PhD, Research, Postdoc
17 Belize 10/10/2015 PhD, Research, Postdoc 113 Mongolia 01.12.2015 PhD, Research, Postdoc
18 Benin 30.11.2015 PhD, Research, Postdoc 114 Montenegro 23.11.2015 PhD, Research, Postdoc
19 Bhutan 12.11.2015 PhD, Research, Postdoc 115 Morocco 15.11.2015 PhD, Research, Postdoc
20 Bolivia 30.11.2015 PhD, Research, Postdoc 116 Mozambique 30.10.2015 PhD, Research, Postdoc
21 Bosnia and Herzegovina 23.11.2015 PhD, Research, Postdoc 117 Myanmar 30.11.2015 PhD, Research, Postdoc
22 Botswana 30.10.2015 PhD, Research, Postdoc 118 Namibia 30.10.2015 PhD, Research, Postdoc
23 Brazil 31.10.2015 PhD, Research, Postdoc 119 Nauru 16.11.2015 PhD, Research, Postdoc
24 Bulgaria 15.11.2015 Fine Arts, Research, Postdoc 120 Nepal 30/10/2015 PhD, Research, Postdoc
25 Burkina Faso 30.11.2015 PhD, Research, Postdoc 121 Netherlands 30.11.2015 Postdoc and Research
26 Burundi 30.11.2015 PhD, Research, Postdoc 122 New Zealand 15.11.2015 PhD, Research, Postdoc
27 Cambodia 27/11/2015 PhD, Research, Postdoc 123 Nicaragua 28.11.2015 PhD, Research, Postdoc
28 Cameroon 31.10.2015 PhD, Research, Postdoc 124 Niger 30.11.2015 PhD, Research, Postdoc
29 Cap Verde 15.11.2015 PhD, Research, Postdoc 125 Nigeria 30.11.2015 PhD, Research, Postdoc
30 Central African Republic 31.10.2015 PhD, Research, Postdoc 126 Oman 30/11/2015 PhD, Research, Postdoc
31 Chad 30.11.2015 PhD, Research, Postdoc 127 Pakistan 30.09.2015 PhD, Research, Postdoc
32 Chile 15.11.2015 PhD, Research, Postdoc 128 Palau 16.11.2015 PhD, Research, Postdoc
33 China 31/10/2015 Fine Arts, Research, Postdoc 129 Palestinian Authority 30.11.2015 PhD, Research, Postdoc
34 Colombia 6.10.2015 PhD, Research, Postdoc 130 Panama 28.11.2015 PhD, Research, Postdoc
35 Comoros 30.11.2015 PhD, Research, Postdoc 131 Papua New Guinea 29.11.2015 PhD, Research, Postdoc
36 Cook Islands 15.11.2015 PhD, Research, Postdoc 132 Paraguay 15.11.2015 PhD, Research, Postdoc
37 Costa Rica 28.11.2015 PhD, Research, Postdoc 133 Peru 16.10.2015 PhD, Research, Postdoc
38 Côte d’Ivoire 30.11.2015 PhD, Research, Postdoc 134 Philippines 15.11.2015 PhD, Research, Postdoc
39 Croatia 15.11.2015 Research, Postdoc 135 Poland 31.10.2015 Fine Arts, Research, Postdoc
40 Cuba 15.11.2015 PhD, Research, Postdoc 136 Portugal 4/11/2015 Research, Postdoc
41 Cyprus 15/10/2015 Research, Postdoc 137 Qatar 15.11.2015 PhD, Research, Postdoc
42 Czech Republic 16.11.2015 PhD, Research, Postdoc 138 Republic of Congo 15/11/2015 PhD, Research, Postdoc
43  Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea) 15.11.2015 PhD, Research, Postdoc 139 Republic of Korea (South Korea) 30.11.2015 Fine Arts, Research, Postdoc
44 Democratic Republic of Congo 15/11/2015 PhD, Research, Postdoc 140 Romania 30.11.2015 PhD, Research, Postdoc
45 Denmark 15.11.2015 Fine Arts, Research, Postdoc 141 Russia 31/10/2015 PhD, Research, Postdoc
46 Djibouti 31.10.2015 PhD, Research, Postdoc 142 Rwanda 30.11.2015 PhD, Research, Postdoc
47 Dominica 15.11.2015 PhD, Research, Postdoc 143 Salomon Islands 16.11.2015 PhD, Research, Postdoc
48 Dominican Republic 15.11.2015 PhD, Research, Postdoc 144 Samoa 15.11.2015 PhD, Research, Postdoc
49 Ecuador 21.10.2015 PhD, Research, Postdoc 145 Santa Lucia 31.10.2015 PhD, Research, Postdoc
50 Egypt 25.10.2015 PhD, Research, Postdoc 146 Sao Tome and Príncipe 30.11.2015 PhD, Research, Postdoc
51 El Salvador 30.11.2015 PhD, Research, Postdoc 147 Saudi Arabia 30/11/2015 PhD, Research, Postdoc
52 Equatorial Guinea 31.10.2015 PhD, Research, Postdoc 148 Senegal 15.11.2015 PhD, Research, Postdoc
53 Eritrea 30.11.2015 PhD, Research, Postdoc 149 Serbia 23.11.2015 PhD, Research, Postdoc
54  Estonia 15/11/2015 Fine Arts, Research, Postdoc 150 Seychelles 09.11.2015 PhD, Research, Postdoc
55 Ethiopia 31.10.2015 PhD, Research, Postdoc 151 Sierra Leone 30.11.2015 PhD, Research, Postdoc
56 Fiji 15.11.2015 PhD, Research, Postdoc 152 Singapore 05.12.2015 PhD, Research, Postdoc
57 Finland 31.10.2015 PhD, Research, Postdoc 153 Slovakia 18.11.2015 PhD, Research, Postdoc
58 France 15/11/2015 Research, Postdoc 154 Slovenia 30.11.2015 PhD, Research, Postdoc
59  Gabon 15.11.2015 PhD, Research, Postdoc 155 Somalia 01.12.2015 PhD, Research, Postdoc
60 Gambia 15.11.2015 PhD, Research, Postdoc 156 South Africa 30.10.2015 PhD, Research, Postdoc
61 Georgia 13.11.2015 PhD, Research, Postdoc 157 South Sudan 31.10.2015 PhD, Research, Postdoc
62 Ghana 30.11.2015 PhD, Research, Postdoc 158 Spain 20.11.2015 Research, Postdoc
63 Granada 31.10.2015 PhD, Research, Postdoc 159 Sri Lanka 30.11.2015 PhD, Research, Postdoc
64 Greece 31.10.2015 Fine Arts, Research, Postdoc 160 St-Vincent and the Grenadines 31.10.2015 PhD, Research, Postdoc
65 Guatemala 30.11.2015 PhD, Research, Postdoc 161 St. Kitts and Nevis 15.11.2015 PhD, Research, Postdoc
66 Guinea 30.11.2015 PhD, Research, Postdoc 162 Sudan 30.11.2015 Fine Arts, Research, Postdoc
67  Guinea-Bissau 15.11.2015 PhD, Research, Postdoc 163 Surinam 31.10.2015 PhD, Research, Postdoc
68 Guyana 31.10.2015 PhD, Research, Postdoc 164 Swaziland 30.10.2015 PhD, Research, Postdoc
69 Haiti 15/11/2015 PhD, Research, Postdoc 165 Tajikistan 30.11.2015 PhD, Research, Postdoc
70 Honduras 31.10.2015 PhD, Research, Postdoc 166 Tanzania 15.11.2015 PhD, Research, Postdoc
71 Hungary 15.10.2015 Fine Arts, Research, Postdoc 167 Thailand 27/11/2015 PhD, Research, Postdoc
72 India 12.11.2015 PhD, Research, Postdoc 168 Timor-Leste 11/12/2015 PhD, Research, Postdoc
73 Indonesia 11/12/2015 PhD, Research, Postdoc 169 Togo 30.11.2015 PhD, Research, Postdoc
74 Iran 30.11.2015 PhD, Research, Postdoc 170 Tonga 15.11.2015 PhD, Research, Postdoctoral
75 Iraq 30.11.2015 PhD, Research, Postdoc 171 Tunisia 18.10.2015 PhD, Research, Postdoc
76 Ireland 15.11.2015 Fine Arts, Research, Postdoc 172 Turkmenistan 15.11.2015 PhD, Research, Postdoc
77 Israel 5/12/2015 Fine Arts, Research, Postdoc 173 Tuvalu 15.11.2015 Research, Postdoctoral
78 Italy 8/12/2015 Fine Arts, Research, Postdoc 174 Trinidad and Tobago 31.10.2015 PhD, Research, Postdoctoral
79 Jamaica 15.11.2015 PhD, Research, Postdoc 175 Turkey 15.11.2015 PhD, Research, Postdoc
80 Japan 14.11.2015 Fine Arts, Research, Postdoc 176 Uganda 09.11.2015 PhD, Research, Postdoc
81 Jordan 30.11.2015 PhD, Research, Postdoc 177 Ukraine 05.12.2015 PhD, Research, Postdoc
82 Kazakhstan 15/12/2015 PhD, Research, Postdoc 178 United Arab Emirates 15.11.2015 PhD, Research, Postdoc
83 Kenya 1.12.2015 PhD, Research, Postdoc 179 Uruguay 30.11.2015 Fine Arts, Research, Postdoctoral
84 Kiribati 16.11.2015 PhD, Research, Postdoc 180 Uzbekistan 31/10/2015 PhD, Research, Postdoc
85 Kosovo 30.11.2015 PhD, Research, Postdoc 181 United States of America 17.10.2015 Fine Arts, Research, Postdoctoral
86 Kuwait 15.11.2015 PhD, Research, Postdoc 182 Vanuatu 16.11.2015 PhD, Research, Postdoc
87  Kyrgyzstan 10.12.2015 PhD, Research, Postdoc 183 Venezuela 31.10.2015 PhD, Research, Postdoc
88 Laos 30/11/2015 PhD, Research, Postdoc 184 Vietnam 15.11.2015 PhD, Research, Postdoc
89 Latvia 15/11/2015 Fine Arts, Research, Postdoc 185 Yemen 30/11/2015 PhD, Research, Postdoc
90 Lebanon 22.11.2015 PhD, Research, Postdoc 186 Zambia 15.11.2015 PhD, Research, Postdoc
91 Lesotho 30.10.2015 PhD, Research, Postdoc 187 Zimbabwe 15.11.2015 PhD, Research, Postdoc
92 Germany 15.11.2015 PhD, Research, Postdoc 188 Syria  22-11-2015  PhD, Research, Postdoc
93 Canada  Not Available  PhD, Research, Postdoc 189 United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland  Not Available  PhD, Research, Postdoc
94 Ireland  15-11- 2015  PhD, Research, Postdoc 190 Vatican City State  Not Available  PhD, Research, Postdoc
95 Luxemburg  Not Available  PhD, Research, Postdoc 191 Sweden  Not Available  PhD, Research, Postdoc
96 Norway  Not Available  PhD, Research, Postdoc


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