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2285 - Offered by The Swiss Government via the Federal Commission for Scholarships for Foreign Students FCS
The Swiss Government via the Federal Commission for Scholarships for
Foreign Students FCS
To enable selected applicants to undertake a PhD at one of the 10 Swiss
cantonal universities, the two Swiss federal institutes of technology or the
12 months (starting in September) prolongable up to 36 months based on the
achieved academic results.
Highly qualified postgraduate students (possessing the required degrees) from
all academic fields.
Eligibility criteria and specific conditions
Master’s degree or equivalent university degree achieved before 31 July 2020
(degree certificate) recognised by the Swiss university. As a proof, the degree
has to be submitted to the Federal Commission for Scholarships before the start
of the scholarship.
Applicant’s date of birth after 31 December 1984.
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.
If an assistant professor supports a candidature, a full professor who is entitled
to supervise the PhD during the entire scholarship has to co-sign the support
Applicants must have a research proposal including a timeframe. This is the
centrepiece of the application. The applicant must devote all required attention
Applicants must be in command of the necessary language skills required for
the PhD studies/ research.
Applicants who have been in Switzerland since more than one year at the
beginning of the scholarship in September are not eligible.
Applicants who have already benefited from a Swiss Government Excellence
Scholarship are not eligible to apply for a second scholarship.
Scholarship holders are expected to move to Switzerland during their grant
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