Swiss Government Excellence Scholarship 2020/2021

Application for a Swiss Government Excellence Scholarship for South African citizens is open until 15 December 2020. The Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships are aimed at young researchers from abroad who have completed a master’s degree or PhD. For South African citizens three different types of fully funded scholarships are offered starting in September 2021 in all academic fields:

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  • PhD Scholarships
  • The scholarship is valid for 12 months and renewable for a maximum of 3 years
  • Applicants should have a Master’s degree or equivalent University degree recognized by a Swiss University.
  • The applicant must not be older than 35 years at the time of application

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  •   Postdoctoral Scholarships
  • The scholarship is valid for 12 months and renewable for a maximum of 6 months.
  • The applicants should have a PhD degree.
  • There cannot be a gap of more than 5 years between the award of the PhD and the application deadline

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  • Research Scholarships
  • The Scholarship is intended for highly qualified postdoctoral researchers from all academic fields as well as young Medical Doctors.
  • The scholarship is valid for 12 months maximum and non-renewable.
  • The applicant should have a Master’s degree or equivalent
  • The applicant must not be older than 35 years at the time of application

The Federal Commission for Scholarships for Foreign Students assesses scholarship applications according to three criteria:

a) Candidate profile
b) Quality of the research project or artistic work
c) Synergies and potential for future research cooperation

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Funding from the Swiss Confederation
The following expenses are funded through the scholarships:

  • Stipend: Postdoctoral research: CHF 3500/month
  • Stipend: PhD and Research scholarship: CHF 1920/month
  • Mandatory Swiss health insurance
  • One-time lump sum of CHF 300.-with the first grant payment to help for payment of the housing deposit.
  • Flight allowance (lump sum) for a ticket back to their country of origin (provided at the end of the scholarship).
  • One-year half-fare public transportation card.

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