Applications open for Swiss government excellence scholarships 2017-2018

The Swiss government has opened applications for scholarships, through the Federal Commission for Scholarships for Foreign Students (FCS), which awards the following postgraduate scholarships to Brazilian scholars and researchers:

a) PhD: Interested candidates in a PhD at a Swiss university (maximum 3 years);

b) Post-doc: Researchers already in possession of a PhD that want to conduct research at a Swiss university (12 months);

c) Research: Candidates already registered in national PhD programmes interested in doing 12 months of research at a Swiss university as well as doctors doing a specialization

The criteria of eligibility and more information on the call for the academic year 2017-2018 (starting in September 2017) are classified according to countries on the FCS page and are accessible here.

The responsibility of finding a researcher, professor or a postgraduate programme at a Swiss university for a doctorate, post-doctorate or research is entirely the responsibility of the applicant. Neither swissnex Brazil nor the Swiss Embassy can help in this process.

There are no undergraduate or Master’s degree scholarships.

If you fulfill  the requirements stated in the link above you may request the application documents directly via e-mail at the Embassy of Switzerland at

The application documents should be printed, filled out and returned in three copies to the Embassy until the deadline together with the required documents.

The deadline is: 31 October 2016 (according to postal stamp)


Embaixada da Suíça
SES Av. das Nações, Quadra 811, Lote 41
70448-900, Brasília, DF

For more information on study and research opportunities at various Swiss institutions please see the following websites:

Rectors’ Conference of Swiss Universities
Rectors’ Conference of Swiss Universities of Applied Sciences