Swiss Government Excellence Scholarship Program 2023/2024
Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships 2023/2024 | for Foreign Scholars & Artists: The Swiss Government Calls for Applications from Young Researchers from Abroad who have Completed a Master’s Degree or PhD and at Foreign Artists holding a Bachelor’s Degree for its 2023 Swiss Government Excellence Scholarship Program. See Eligibility, Benefits, Requirements, Selection Process, How to Apply and other Information.

Applications are open for the Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships 2023-2024 for Foreign Scholars & Artists. 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.

Each year the Swiss Confederation awards Government Excellence Scholarships 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 Scholarships for Foreign Students (FCS).


  • The FCS will announce its decisions regarding the new scholarship awards by the end of May at the latest.


  • 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 fellowship, PhD, Postdoc).
  • Research scholarships are awarded for research or study at all Swiss cantonal universities, universities of applied sciences and the two federal institutes of technology, as well as the four research institutes. 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 (arts).
  • 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

The FCS assesses scholarship applications according to three criteria:

Candidate profile

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

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

How to Apply

Select the continent with your country of origin (this is the country according your passport) for receiving further information and the application documents.

For more information, visit Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships.


December, 2022.