Ongoing Scholarship in Switzerland, Application & Deadline 2023.

  • Swiss Government excellence scholarship for foreign students (PhD/Postdoctoral Degree)
  • Friedrich Naumann Foundation (Masters/PhD Degree)
  • University of Lausanne grant for foreign students (Masters Degree)
  • ETH Zurich excellence masters scholarship (Masters Degree)

1.Swiss Government excellence scholarship for foreign students (PhD/Postdoctoral Degree)

Deadline (Sept-Dec 2023)

This scholarship is open to international students and researchers who want to pursue a master’s or PhD program in Switzerland. It covers tuition fees, living costs, and travel expenses, and it’s a great opportunity for students from all over the world.
The Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships are available for two different groups of people – scholars (for students pursuing a master’s or PhD) and artists (for students pursuing an arts-related degree). The scholarships are available in all fields of study, and the application process is highly competitive.
Level/Field(s) of study:
  • Master in Sciences and Practices of Education
  • All MASs (3rd cycle programmes, Further Education programmes)
  • Master of Science in Health Sciences
  • Master of Law. Exceptions: Open to applications for Masters Scholarships : Specialisms “International and Comparative Law”, “Legal Theory” and “International Tax Law and Policy”
  • Master of Science in Physical Education and Sport Didactics
  • Master of Science in Sustainable Management & Technology

This scholarship is granted for the minimum statutory period of the programme chosen by the student. It amounts to CHF 1,600 per month from 15 September to 15 July (or 10 months a year) for the complete duration of the masters (one and a half years or two years depending on the chosen masters), with the exception of cases of definitive failure after the first year.

Students offered a scholarship will be exempt from the fixed registration fees for the courses, with the exception of the CHF 80.00 fees to be paid each semester.

How To Apply
If you’re thinking of applying for a Swiss Government Excellence Scholarship, the first step is to determine which type of scholarship you’re eligible for and to check the specific requirements for your chosen field of study. You’ll also need to choose a Swiss university or research institution to apply to. The next step is to fill out the application form on the website of the Swiss Federal Commission for Scholarships for Foreign Students, and to gather all the required documents. These include
  • Academic transcripts
  • A research proposal
  • Two letters of recommendation.

2.Friedrich Naumann Foundation (Masters/PhD Degree)

Deadline: (31 Oct/30 April)
This is a German liberal foundation that promotes the values of liberalism and human rights all over the world. It offers scholarships and training programs to young people who want to become leaders in the field of politics and public policy.

The Friedrich Naumann Foundation offers scholarship program, which provides financial support to young people who want to pursue a degree in a liberal arts or humanities field. The second type is the fellowship program, which provides funding for young professionals who want to gain experience in a liberal organization or think tank. And the third type is the internship program, which provides opportunities for young people to gain practical experience in a liberal organization.

Level/Field of study
Doctoral, Postdoctoral Studies or Research in any discipline
Eligibility

There are a few basic eligibility criteria that all applicants must meet, regardless of the program they’re applying for.

1. you must be between 18 and 35 years old, and you must have a good command of English.

2. you must have an interest in liberal ideas and values.

3. you must be a citizen of one of the eligible countries, which are mostly in Europe, Africa, Asia, and Latin America.

4. you must not have been previously awarded a Friedrich Naumann Foundation scholarship.

How To Apply

 If you fulfill with the eligibility requirements, contact the Swiss diplomatic representation in your country of origin. The diplomatic representation will provide you with all the necessary information regarding the procedure including application forms and a list of required documentation.

The application deadline falls between September-December 2023, depending on the Swiss Embassy to which the applications have to be submitted.

University of Lausanne grant for foreign students (Masters Degree)

Deadline: (1 Nov 2023)
This is a very competitive scholarship that’s available to international students who are applying to a master’s or PhD program at the university. The scholarship covers the full cost of tuition, as well as living expenses and travel costs. It’s one of the most prestigious scholarships in Switzerland, and it’s only offered to a select few students each year.

The ESOP is a very competitive scholarship, and the selection process is very rigorous. First, you’ll need to submit a formal application to the University of Lausanne, which should include a personal statement, academic transcripts, and letters of recommendation. If you’re shortlisted, you’ll be invited to take part in an interview with the selection committee. The committee will assess your academic and professional qualifications, as well as your motivation for pursuing a degree at the University of Lausanne.

Level/Field(s) of study
  • Master in Sciences and Practices of Education
  • Master of Science in Physical Education and Sport Didactics
  • Master from the School of Medicine Master of Science in Health Sciences
  • Master of Law. Exceptions: Open to applications for Masters Scholarships : Specialisms “International and Comparative Law”, “Legal Theory” and “International Tax Law and Policy”
  • All MASs (3rd cycle programmes, Further Education programmes)
  • Master of Science in Sustainable Management & Technology.
How To Apply
The application form for the Masters Scholarship also serves as an application for ADMISSION to the chosen Master’s program (and hence as a matriculation form at UNIL): you therefore do not need to apply for the master’s degree at the Admission Office (SII) of UNIL .Candidates for the Masters Scholarship must apply online and upload their complete application file in PDF during the online application (not by email).
The deadline for applications is 1 November (post mark) to begin a masters degree during the following academic year, in the autumn semester or the spring semester if the programme allows.

ETH Zurich excellence masters scholarship (Masters Degree)

Deadline: (15 Dec 2023)
This is a prestigious scholarship that’s only awarded to a few outstanding international students each year. The scholarship covers the full cost of tuition, as well as a monthly stipend for living expenses. It’s open to students from all over the world who are applying to a master’s degree program at ETH Zurich. To be eligible, you must have a very high academic record and be able to demonstrate your financial need.

The Excellence Scholarship & Opportunity Programme (ESOP) at ETH Zurich is a very competitive scholarship, and the selection process is extremely thorough. The selection committee looks at a variety of factors, including your academic record, extracurricular activities, language skills, and personal qualities. If you’re shortlisted, you’ll be invited to an interview, where you’ll be asked to present your academic and professional achievements and your motivation for studying at ETH Zurich.

Level/Field(s) of study

Eligible Masters Degree Programme offered by the University

Eligibility:

The scholarship programmes are open to excellent students both from the ETH and from other universities (national and international) wishing to pursue their Master’s degree at ETH Zurich university.

You must have very good result in their Bachelor’s (top 10% of Bachelor’s programme = grade A). You also need to make sure to be reachable under the telephone number specified in your CV as the selection process might include a phone/VC interview in February.

How To Apply

The application process for the Excellence Scholarship & Opportunity Programme (ESOP) at ETH Zurich is a multi-step process

First, you’ll need to submit an online application to the university. Once your application is received, the selection committee will review it and invite shortlisted candidates to an interview. If you’re selected for the scholarship, you’ll need to provide proof of your academic qualifications and a medical certificate of good health. After you’ve been awarded the scholarship, you’ll need to apply for a student visa and make arrangements for your arrival in Switzerland.

conclusion

In conclusion, the scholarships we discussed today – the ESOP at the University of Lausanne and the ESOP at ETH Zurich – are highly competitive and prestigious. They offer an excellent opportunity for international students to study in Switzerland at top-ranked universities. Both scholarships have rigorous selection processes, so it’s important to carefully review the eligibility criteria and prepare a strong application.

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