2013-2014 Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships for Foreign Students, Switzerland

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Through the Federal Commission for Scholarships for Foreign Students (FCS), the Swiss Government grants foreign researchers university scholarships (Swiss universities, Federal Institutes of Technology and Universities of applied sciences). These scholarships are offered either on the basis of reciprocity (fixed number of scholarships for each country) or within the framework of a pool (scholarships without fixed distribution by country). They are intended for young researchers who have graduated from university (postgraduates). These scholarships will enable applicants to undertake research work in the fields which the Swiss universities are particularly active in. The citizens of the Republic of Kazakhstan and Republic of Tajikistan can apply for research fellowships, PhD scholarships and postdoctorate scholarships only. No Master programs will be offered for Kazakhstan and Tajikistan anymore. The scholarships always start in September. (It is not possible to start the scholarship in the spring semester or any other time in the year). The program is valid only for studies in Switzerland. The applications have to be submitted for a preliminary selection to the Swiss diplomatic representation in the student’s country of origin. The Swiss diplomatic representation will then forward the pre-selected applications to the FCS for final selection. The scholarship is valid only for full-time studies in Switzerland. It is not valid for on-the-job studies, part-time studies, correspondence courses or mixed programs (part time in Switzerland and part time in another country).

Main conditions for the applicants are: -First class master, doctoral degree or equivalent university degree -Sufficient knowledge of the teaching language (French, German, Italian or English) -Age limit: 35 years (excluding the postdoctorate scholarships) -If you are in Switzerland since more than 1 year you are not eligible for a Swiss Government scholarship.

Deadline: Afghanistan: 30.09.2012, Albania: 15.12.2012, Algeria: 31.10.2012, Angola: 30.11.2012, Antigua and Barbuda: 15.11.2012, Argentina: 15.12.2012, Armenia: 15.11.2012, Australia: 16.11.2012, Austria: 31.10.2012, Azerbaijan: 15.11.2012, Bahamas: 11.11.2012, Bahrain: 15.11.2012, Bangladesh: 31.10.2012, Belarus: 09.11.2012, Belgium: 15.10.2012, Belize: 02.11.2012, Benin: 30.11.2012, Bolivia: 30.11.2012, Bosnia and Herzegovina: 15.11.2012, Botswana: 30.10.2012, Brazil: 31.10.2012, Bulgaria: 15.11.2012, Burkina Faso: 30.11.2012, Burundi: 30.11.2012, Cambodia: 10.12.2012, Cameroon: 31.10.2012, Cap Verde: 15.11.2012, Central African Republic: 31.10.2012, Chad: 30.11.2012. Chile: 16.11.2012, China: 31.10.2012, Colombia: 28.09.2012, Comoros: 30.11.2012, Cook Islands: 15.11.2012, Costa Rica: 16.11.2012, Côte d’Ivoire: 30.11.2012, Croatia: 15.11.2012, Cuba: 15.11.2012, Cyprus: 30.11.2012, Czech Republic: 30.11.2012, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea): 15.11.2012, Democratic Republic of Congo: 15.11.2012, Denmark: 15.10.2012, Djibouti: 31.10.2012, Dominica: 15.11.2012, Dominican Republic: 15.11.2012, Ecuador: 21.10.2012, Egypt: 31.10.2012, El Salvador: 31.10.2012, Equatorial Guinea: 31.10.2012, Eritrea: 30.11.2012, Estonia: 30.11.2012, Ethiopia: 31.10.2012, Fiji: 15.11.2012, Finland: 31.10.2012, Gabon: 15.11.2012, Gambia: 15.11.2012, Georgia: 30.11.2012, Germany: 31.10.2012, Ghana: 30.11.2012, Greece: 31.10.2012, Guatemala: 15.11.2012, Guinea: 30.11.2012, Guinea-Bissau: 15.11.2012, Honduras: 31.10.2012, Hungary: 15.10.2012, India: 16.11.2012, Indonesia: 16.11.2012, Iran: 30.11.2012, Iraq: 15.11.2012, Ireland: 15.11.2012, Israel: 21.12.2012, Italy: 11.01.2013, Japan: 10.11.2012, Jordan: 30.11.2012, Kazakhstan: 30.11.2012, Kenya: 16.01.2012, Kiribati: 16.11.2012, Kosovo: 30.11.2012, Kuwait: 15.11.2012, Kyrgyzstan: 10.12.2012, Laos: 10.12.2012, Latvia: 30.11.2012, Lebanon: 24.11.2012, Lesotho: 30.10.2012, Liberia: 30.11.2012, Libya: 15.11.2012, Lithuania: 30.11.2012, Macedonia: 15.11.2012, Madagascar: 30.11.2012, Malaysia: 31.10.2012, Mali: 15.11.2012, Marshall Islands: 12.11.2012, Mauritania: 15.11.2012, Mauritius: 30.10.2012, Mexico: 09.11.2012, Micronesia: 12.11.2012, Moldova: 15.12.2012, Mongolia: 01.12.2012, Montenegro: 23.11.2012, Morocco: 15.11.2012, Mozambique: 31.08.212, Myanmar: 10.12.2012, Namibia: 30.09.2012, Nauru: 16.11.2012, Netherlands: 30.11.2012, New Zealand: 15.11.2012, Nicaragua: 16.11.2012, Niger: 30.11.2012, Nigeria: 30.11.2012, Oman: 15.11.2012, Pakistan: 30.09.2012, Palau: 12.11.2012, Palestinian Authority: 30.11.2012, Panama: 16.11.2012, Papua New Guinea: 16.11.2012, Paraguay: 15.11.2012, Peru: 05.10.2012, Philippines: 12.11.2012, Poland: 31.10.2012, Portugal: 30.11.2012, Qatar: 15.11.2012, Republic of Korea (South Korea): 30.01.2012, Romania: 30.11.2012, Russia: 31.10.2012, Rwanda: 30.11.2012, Salomon Islands: 16.11.2012, Samoa: 15.11.2012, São Tome and Príncipe: 30.11.2012, Saudi Arabia: 15.11.2012, Senegal: 15.11.2012, Serbia: 23.11.2012, Seychelles: 09.11.2012, Sierra Leone: 30.11.2012, Singapore: 05.12.2012, Slovakia: 30.11.2012, Slovenia: 30.11.2012, Somalia: 16.11.2012, South Africa: 10.01.2013, Spain: 15.12.2012, Sri Lanka: 31.12.2012, St. Kitts and Nevis: 15.11.2012, Sudan: 30.11.2012, Swaziland: 30.10.2012, Tajikistan: 30.11.2012, Tanzania: 30.11.2012, Thailand: 10.12.2012, Timor-Leste: 16.11.2012, Togo: 30.11.2012, Tonga: 15.11.2012, Tunisia: 30.10.2012, Turkey: 15.11.2012, Turkmenistan: 15.11.2012, Tuvalu: 15.11.2012, Uganda: 09.11.2012, Ukraine: 15.12.2012, United Arab Emirates: 15.11.2012, United States of America: 17.10.2012, Uruguay: 30.11.2012, Uzbekistan: 15.11.2012, Vanuatu: 16.11.2012, Venezuela: 15.11.2012, Vietnam: 15.11.2012 and Yemen: 15.11.2012.

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