Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships for Nepalese Scholars

2017-10-15 - 2017-11-16

International Scholarships

Each year the Swiss Confederation awards Government Excellence Scholarships to promote international exchange and research cooperation between Switzerland and over 180 other countries. Recipients are selected by the awarding body, the Federal Commission for Scholarships for Foreign Students (FCS).

The Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships are aimed at young researchers from abroad who have completed a master’s degree or PhD and at foreign artists holding a bachelor’s degree.

Types of scholarship

  • The research scholarship is available to post-graduate researchers in any discipline (who hold a master’s degree as a minimum) who are planning to come to Switzerland to pursue research or further studies at doctoral or post-doctoral level.
    Research scholarships are awarded for research or study at all Swiss cantonal universities, universities of applied sciences and the two federal institutes of technology. Only candidates nominated by an academic mentor at one of these higher education institutions will be considered.
  • Art scholarships are open to art students wishing to pursue an initial master’s degree in Switzerland.
    Art scholarships are awarded for study at any Swiss conservatory or university of the arts. This scholarship is available to students from a limited number of countries only.

Selection criteria

The FCS 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

The FCS will select scholarship holders for the 2018–19 academic year by the end of May 2018. Scholarships for the 2019–20 academic year will be advertised online from August 2018.

Application Procedure


Applications are subject to preliminary selection by the relevant national authorities and/or the Swiss diplomatic representation. The short-listed applications are then assessed by the Federal Commission for Scholarships for Foreign Students (FCS), which takes the final decision.

The FCS is composed of professors from all Swiss public universities. Scholarship awards are decided on the basis of academic and scientific excellence.


The FCS will announce its decisions regarding the new scholarship awards by the end of May at the latest.

Application Deadline: 

According to Ministry of Education Nepal, interested and eligible Nepalese scholars have to apply within Kartik 30, 2074.

Read notice of Ministry of Education Nepal here:

सामान्य प्रशासन मन्त्रालयको च.नं १४५ को पत्रानुसार स्वीस सरकारबाट प्राप्त Swiss Government Excellence Scholarship(2018-19) कार्यक्रमका लागि  इच्छुक कर्मचारीले कर्मचारी प्रशासन तथा जनशक्ति विकास शाखामा २०७४ कार्तिक ३० गतेभित्र निवेदन दिनुहुन यो सूचना प्रकाशित गरिएको छ।

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Swiss Government Excellence Scholarship


Government of Switzerland

Young researchers who have completed a master's degree or PhD.