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Swiss Government Scholarships

Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships for Foreign Scholars and Artists

For further information and application requirements please contact the Federal Commission for Foreign Students (FCS) or the Swiss Embassy in your home country.

Candidates are pre-selected by their country’s relevant institution(s) as well as Switzerland’s diplomatic representative.

Applications submitted in the context of existing cooperation agreements will receive somewhat preferential treatment.

The Federal Commission for Scholarships for Foreign Students is in charge of the final selection.

Important information for application:
A complete dossier requires a tutoring agreement signed by a professor from the University of Bern. To obtain this, candidates are required to present their research project to a suitable professor at their host university (i.e., the University of Bern), together with their application for the above-mentioned agreement. The professor is free to accept or refuse candidates.

Welcome reception and administration at the University of Bern:
Jasmin Fallahi, Tel. +41 (0)31 631 80 49

Prof. Philipp Renaud is the delegate of the University of Bern.


Contact to the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation SERI 
Federal Commission for Scholarships for Foreign Students (FCS)
Hallwylstrasse 4, CH-3003 Bern, Switzerland
Tel. +41 (0)31 323 26 76, Fax +41 (0)31 323 30 20


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