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Swiss Government Scholarships for Egyptian Students, 2022

The Swiss Government is offering Excellence Scholarships for Egyptian scholars in Switzerland. These are available for pursuing Ph.D., postdoctoral, and research programs at one of the public-funded universities or recognized institution.

The Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships are aimed at young researchers from abroad who have completed a master’s degree or PhD and at foreign artists holding a bachelor’s degree.

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Each year the Swiss Confederation awards Government Excellence grants to promote international exchange and research cooperation between Switzerland and over 180 other countries. Recipients are selected by the awarding body, the Federal Commission for Foreign Students (FCS).

Application Deadline: Varies

Eligibility

  • Applicants from Egypt can apply for these scholarships.
  • These are available for pursuing Ph.D., postdoctoral and research programs.
  • These are offered in diverse fields to help students in upgrading their education.
PhD Criteria

  • Master’s degree or equivalent university degree recognized by the Swiss university. The applicant must have achieved this degree before the start of the next September. As proof, the degree has to be submitted to the Federal Commission for Scholarships before the start of the study.
  • Applicant’s date of birth after 31 December 1982.
  • Applicants who have been in Switzerland for more than one year at the beginning of the scholarship in September are not eligible.
  • Applicants must provide a letter from an academic host professor (including her/his short CV) at the chosen Swiss university confirming why she/he is willing to supervise and support the PhD thesis. Without such support, the application will be rejected.
  • Applicants must have a research proposal including a timeframe. This is the centrepiece 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/ research.
  • Applicants who have already benefited from a Swiss Government Excellence are not eligible to apply for a second award.
  • Holders are expected to move to Switzerland during their grant period.

Postdoctoral Criteria

  • PhD degree
  • No more than five years may have passed between the award of the PhD and the application deadline.
  • Applicants who are in Switzerland for more than one year at the beginning of the scholarship in September are not eligible.
  • Applicants must provide a letter (or email) from a professor at the Swiss host institution stating that they are willing and entitled to supervise the postdoctoral research. Without such confirmation, the application will be rejected.
  • Applicants must have a research proposal including a timeframe (this is the centrepiece 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 Excellence Scholarship are not eligible to apply for a second scholarship.

Research Criteria

  • Master’s degree or equivalent university degree recognized by the Swiss university. The applicant must have achieved this degree before the start of the grant next September. As proof, the degree has to be submitted to the Federal Commission for study before the start of the study.
  • Applicants must be born after 31 December 1982
  • Applicants who have been in Switzerland for more than one year at the beginning of the education in September are not eligible.
  • Applicants must provide a letter from a professor at the Swiss host institution stating that she/he is willing to support and supervise the research. Without such support, the application will be rejected.
  • Applicants must have a research proposal including a timeframe. This is the centrepiece 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/studies.
  • Applicants who have already benefited from a Swiss Government Excellence are not eligible to apply for a second study. Holders are expected to move to Switzerland during their grant period.

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How to Apply

  • How to Apply: The application package can be obtained by email from the Swiss Embassy in Cairo. Applications should be submitted in triplicate, with the number of copies indicated. The original, signed documents and attested translations should be submitted, along with two copies. The other two sets are copies of the first set. For details see the Application Guidelines available at their contact institution. The official FCS 2022-2023 application form (typed and printed).
  • Get more information about the PhD scholarship, Postdoctoral fellowship, and Research fellowship check here.
  • Supporting Documents: To apply, students must be ready to submit the full curriculum vitae with a list of academic publications, health certificate, Two letters of recommendation from, professors in the applicant’s field, a letter of motivation, CV, a complete research proposal, Photocopies of all certify excellent, two copies of the applicant’s passport.
  • Admission Requirements: To apply for the program applicants need to follow the
  • Language Requirements: Applicants from outside the home country will often need to meet specific English language/other language requirements in order to be able to study there.

Benefits

Scholarships will comprise of PhD Scholarships

  • The amounts to a monthly payment of CHF 1’920.
  • For non-EU and non-EFTA grantees only: mandatory Swiss health insurance is paid by the FCS.
  • There are no family allowances.
  • Holders from outside continental Europe receive a flight allowance (lump sum) for a ticket back to their country of origin.
  • Special CHF 300 housing allowance (paid once at the beginning of the scholarship).
  • One-year half-fare public transportation card.
  • Support services and various trips, dinners and sightseeing tours organized for Swiss Government Excellence holders.
  • PhD holders may request a supplementary allowance for fieldwork. For field trips lasting longer than 2 months, the amount will be reduced to 50%.

Postdoctoral scholarships:

  • The amounts to a monthly payment of CHF 3’500.
  • For non-EU and non-EFTA grantees only: mandatory Swiss health insurance is paid by the FCS.
  • There are no family allowances.
  • Holders from outside continental Europe receive a flight allowance (lump sum) for a ticket back to their country of origin (provided at the end of the scholarship).
  • Special CHF 300 housing allowance (paid once at the beginning of the scholarship).
  • One-year half-fare public transportation card.
  • Support services and various trips, dinners and sightseeing tours organized for Swiss Government Excellence Scholarship holders.

Research scholarships

    • The amounts to a monthly payment of CHF 1,920.
    • For non-EU and non-EFTA grantees only: mandatory Swiss health insurance is paid by the FCS.
    • There are no family allowances.
    • Holders from outside continental Europe receive a flight allowance (lump sum) for a ticket back to their country of origin (provided at the end of the scholarship).
    • Special CHF 300 housing allowance (paid once at the beginning of the scholarship).
    • One-year half-fare public transportation card.
    • Support services and various trips, dinners, and sightseeing tours organized for Swiss Government Excellence holders.

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