2015 Swiss Government Scholarships for Pakistani Students

Last Updated on April 22, 2015 by Malik Waqas

Swiss Government Excellence Scholarship:

The Swiss Government, Federal Commission for Scholarships for Foreign Students (FCS) offers various postdoctoral scholarships for foreign researchers and scholars. This scholarship includes the scholarship for Swiss Universities, Arts scholarships (school of music & arts, limited to a number of countries), Swiss Federal Universities, and research institutes.

Study Institution Names: Any of the ten Swiss Public Universities, any two Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology, Public Teaching & Research Institutes, and University of Applied Sciences.

Scholarship Funded by: Swiss Government

Application Deadline: varies, around about October-November

Study Level: PhD/Postdoctoral degree

Offered Study Fields: All academic fields

Who can apply? Any International or foreign can apply to Swiss Government Excellence Scholarship.

Scholarship Offering:

The scholarship offering includes:

  • Payment of 1920 Swiss Frances to PhD studies and 3500 Swiss Frances to Postdoctoral studies at every month.
  • One year half fare public transportation card.
  • Special 300 Swiss France lodging allowance will pay at one time, at the start of the scholarship
    Various counseling trips, tours, or dinners will organize for Swiss Government scholarship holders
  • A lump-sum airfare will provide to non-European students at the end of the scholarship.
    Exemption of the tuition fees (excluding EPFL)
  • Swiss Government Health Insurance will mandatory for the non-European scholarship holders

You may interested to apply:

Commonwealth Scholarships for Pakistan and Developing Countries

2015 Taiwan Scholarships Program for Pakistani & International Students

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicant must have a first class Master degree if applying for PhD Degree and must have a first class PhD Degree if applying for Postdoctoral program.
  • Applicant must not more than 35 years old at moment when applying for PhD Program and when an applicant is going to apply for Postdoctoral program there must not more than 5 years gap between PhD degree and application deadline.
  • At the time of the application submission student must residing in their home country. Individuals have been living in Switzerland since more than 1 year is eligible to apply for this scholarship program.
  • Applicants must have command on the language skills that will necessary for completing the PhD or Postdoctoral research.
  • Applicants have to provide a letter, or email from professor of any Swiss institute, stating that he/she is willing to supervise the PhD or postdoctoral research for applicant. Moreover, applicant has to apply to chosen Swiss Institute and scholarship as well.
  • Applicant must to provide a research proposal, which is the central part of application.

Instruction for Application:

  • Applicants have to view the country specific web pages for eligibility criteria, application deadlines, and contact information specific to your country, on the Swiss Government Scholarship website.
  • If an applicant fulfills the eligibility requirement, then contact to the Swiss diplomatic representation in your region. The Swiss diplomatic representation will provide all the required information regarding the application procedure.
  • Application deadline is between end of October and early November, depending on the Swiss Embassy to which application is going to submit.


It is suggesting, visit the Website Link get the detailed information about Swiss Government Excellence Scholarship and to access the application form.

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