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General Information

Official Swiss Federal Information Portal

Swiss Embassy in Brasília

Swiss Global Enterprise
Switzerland’s export, import and investment promotion agency

Official Website of Switzerland Tourism Board

Higher Education

The Ranking Forum of Swiss Universities
The State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) and the Rectors’ Conference of the Swiss Universities (CRUS) present an overview of international university rankings.

EducaTec
Portal for education and technology

Campus and Research Park Switzerland
(pdf) Brochure published by the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation SERI

Studying in Switzerland: Universities, 2013
(pdf) Brochure published by the Rector’s Conference of the Swiss Universities (CRUS)

Grants
Study grants from the Swiss federal government

Universities

Central Office of the Swiss Universities (CRUS)

Swiss Universities                     International Relations
& Exchange Offices
Technology Transfer
University of Basel Student Mobility Unitectra*
University of Bern International Office Unitectra*
University of Fribourg International Relations Office
University of Geneva International Office Unitec
University of Lausanne International Relations PACTT
University of Lucerne Mobility Office
University of Lugano International Relations Office Ticinotransfer
University of Neuchatel Mobility Office Technology Transfer Unine
University of St. Gallen Exchange Office
University of Zurich International Relations Office Unitectra

*Unitectra is a Joint organization of the Universities of Berne, Zürich and Basel

University-level Institutions

Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Gèneve, IHEID
Institut Universitaire Kurt Bösch, Sion, IUKB
Stiftung Universitäre Fernstudien Schweiz, Brig / Fondation Formation universitaire à distance, Suisse à Brigue

Federal Institutes of Technology

ETH Board

Federal Institutes of Technology International Relations
& Exchange Offices
Technology Transfer
ETHZ (Zurich) Student Exchange Office Transfer
EPFL (Lausanne) International Relations Technology Transfer

Universities of Applied Sciences

Swissuniversities – Rector’s conference of the Swiss Universities of Applied Sciences (UoAS)
University of Applied Sciences Eastern Switzerland (FHO)
University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland (FHNW)
SUPSI – University of Applied Sciences Southern Switzerland
University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland (HES-SO)
Berne University of Applied Sciences (BFH)
Lucerne University of Applied Sciences (HSLU)
Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHF)

Scholarships

Scholarships of Excellence of the Swiss Government 2015-2016

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 2015-2016 (starting in September 2015) 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.

Summary of scholarship opportunities in Switzerland

This is a summary of scholarship opportunities in Switzerland. At a federal level Ph.Ds, Post-docs and Researchers can apply to get help with their scholarship. At a cantonal level, applicants need to be Swiss (or Swiss nationality). On the top of this, some Swiss universities offer scholarships to attend their programs such as EPFL, University of Geneva and ETH. We have also listed all usefull information and private scholarships.

A) Federal:

Federal Excellence Scholarships / Bundesstipendien through SERI

Who could apply: only for Ph.Ds, Post-docs and Researchers

Deadlines: next cycle (for year 2016-17): next “edital”: August 2015 (tbd); deadline for applications: 31 October 2016

Topics: open

Link: http://www.sbfi.admin.ch/themen/01366/01380/02175/02205/index.html?lang=en

How to apply: Application package can be obtained by Embassy / STC in Brasilia; first evaluation + interview by STC

B) Cantonal:

Geneva:

Master Excellence scholarship by University of Geneva

Who could apply:  people who obtained a Bachelor with higher than average grades

Deadlines: 15th of March.

How to apply: http://www.unige.ch/sciences/Enseignements/Formations/Masters/ExcellenceMasterFellowships.html

Lausanne:

EPFL: Excellence Scholarship for master degree

Who could apply:  anybody with a bachelor that wants to do master at EPFL

Dealine: January and May

How to apply: http://master.epfl.ch/bourses-excellence

Private grants specifically for EPFL potential students: http://sae.epfl.ch/cms/page-27061.html#erna

Zürich:

2 Master scholarships at ETH:

  • Excellence Scholarship & Opportunity Program (ESOP) covers all the costs of the student. (11’000CHF per semester)
  • Master Scholarships Program (MSP) covers part of the student costs (6’000CHF per semester)

Who could apply:  anybody that wants to take a master class at ETH.

Deadline: 15th of December

How to apply: https://www.ethz.ch/en/studies/financial/scholarships/excellencescholarship.html

Bern:

Who could apply:  The applicant has to be from Bern. Indeed, the father or the mother of the applicant has from Bern or lived 5 years there being financially independent or have the status of refugee.

How to apply: Canton of Bern

 Fribourg:

Who could apply:  The applicant has to be from Fribourg. Indeed, the father or the mother of the applicant has from Fribourg or lived 5 years there being financially independent or have the status of refugee.

How to apply: http://www.fr.ch/ssf/fr/pub/bourses/domicile.htm

Jura:

Who could apply: : The applicant has to be from Jura. Indeed, the father or the mother of the applicant has from Jura or lived 5 years there being financially independent or have the status of refugee.

How to apply: http://www.jura.ch/bourses

Valais:

Who could apply: : The applicant has to be from Valais, father or mother from Valais or lived 5 years there being financially independent or have the status of refugee.

How to apply: http://www.vs.ch/navig/navig.asp?MenuID=18830&RefMenuID=0&RefServiceID=0

C) Private scholarship

Rotary

Who could apply: : any student, from any country with projects to make the world a better place.

Deadlines: not specified, open.

How to apply: http://www.studyrama.com/vie-etudiante/budget-etudiant-financer-ses-etudes/les-bourses-et-aides-privees/bourses-mondiales-de-la-fondation-rotary-plan-vision-pour-l-avenir

Hirschmann

Who could apply: : people who want to do Master in any HES recognized by Confederation

Deadlines: 30th of April and 31st of October

How to apply:  http://www.hirschmann-stipendium.ch/fr/

D) Useful information

Scholarship for HES (University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland (HES-SO)

How to apply: http://www.hes-so.ch/fr/bourses-allocations-prets-etudes-136.html

Governmental scholarships: http://www.swissuniversities.ch/en/services/stipendien-ausland/governmental-scholarships/

E) Scholarship matching : “Find a scholarship for your studies easily”

https://www.bourses-detudes.ch/

 

Foundations

Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships for Foreign Scholars and Artists
EURAXESS Switzerland list of Funding Opportunities
Swiss Confederation’s list of foundations
Association of Swiss Foundations
Gebert Rüf Foundation
Stiftung Mercator Schweiz
SNIS (Swiss Network for International Studies)
Sciex: Scientific Exchange Programme NMS-CH
FORS (Swiss Foundation for Research in Social Sciences)
ESF (European Science Foundation)
DFG (German Research Foundation)

DAAD-Scholarship Database
Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
Volkswagen Foundation
Akademien der Wissenschaften Schweiz

Swiss Science, Technology, Innovation Organizations

State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation
The federal government’s specialised agency for national and international matters concerning education, research and innovation policy

The Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF)
The most important Swiss agency promoting scientific research

Swiss Academies of Arts & Sciences>
The Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences are committed in particular to the fields of foresight and ethics and promote the dialogue between science and society.

MyScience
Swiss portal for research and innovation

Swiss Technology Transfer Association (swiTT)
Overview of licensable technologies from Swiss academic institutions

Swiss Center for Electronics and Microtechnology (CSEM)
R&D company active in applied research, product development, prototype and low-volume production, and consulting

Swiss Biotech Association Swiss Medtech
Organization of public and private institutions, specialists in healthcare, industry, and research, and regulatory bodies aiming to improve access to products and services

Creative Switzerland? Fostering an Innovation Powerhouse
(pdf) Joint Study of the Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce and The Boston Consulting Group, December 2008

Arts

Pro Helvetia
Swiss Arts Council