Excellence Scholarship of the Swiss Government 2018/2019

Applications for Swiss Government Scholarship 2018/2019


Do you wish to join a Swiss University to undertake a PhD, a post-PhD or a research?

The registrations for excellence scholarships for Brazilians are now open for 2018/2019. 

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 programs interested in doing 12 months of research at a Swiss university as well as doctors doing a specialization

The criteria for eligibility and more information on the call for the academic year 2018-2019 (starting in September 2018) are classified according to countries on the FCS page and are accessible here.

The responsibility of finding a researcher, professor or a postgraduate program 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 bra.bolsas@nulleda.admin.ch.

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: 31.10.2017 (it will be considered the posting date)


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: