Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships: PhD, Postdoc, Research Fellowship Scholarships

Country: India

Opening of the call: 01 August 2021
Submission deadline: 12 November 2021

Funding: Swiss Government via the Federal Commission for Scholarships for Foreign Students FCS

Objectives: To enable selected applicants to undertake a PhD at one of the 10 Swiss cantonal universities, the two Swiss federal institutes of technology or public teaching and research institutes.


Federal institutes of technology / Teaching and research institutes

  1. University of Basel
  2. University of Bern
  3. University of Fribourg
  4. University of Geneva
  5. University of Lausanne
  6. University of Lucerne
  7. University of Neuchâtel
  8. University of St. Gallen
  9. University of Zurich
  10. Università della Svizzera italiana
  11. Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL)
  12. Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETHZ)
  13. Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID) 

I.              PhD


The scholarship is only valid for full-time PhD studies in Switzerland. It is not valid for mixed PhD programmes (part time in Switzerland and part time in another country). 

Target group: Highly qualified postgraduate students (possessing the required degrees) from all academic fields.

 Duration: Three years maximum (starting in September)

II.            Postdoctoral Scholarships

Validity: Scholarship is only valid for full-time postdoc research in Switzerland. It is not valid for mixed research (part time in Switzerland and part time in another country; no funding for field work).

 Target group: Highly qualified postdoctoral researchers at the beginning of their academic career from all academic fields.

III.                Research Fellowship

 Target group: Highly qualified postgraduate researchers from all academic fields as well as young medical doctors.

 Duration: 12 months maximum (starting in September); no extension possible.

Amount and additional allowances: The scholarship amounts to a monthly payment of CHF 1,920.



Tel: 0091 11 4995 9500


Quick Overview————-
Organization Swiss Government Excellence, Federal Commission
Level PhD, Postdoc, Research Positions
Country Swisszerland
Subject areas All disciplines
Salary Varies
Eligibility varies
Deadline Opening of the call: 01 August 2021
Submission deadline: 12 November 2021


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