Grants and Scholarships

Swiss Confederation, Swiss Universities, and Federal Institutes offer scholarships to promote international exchange and research cooperation between Switzerland and over 180 other countries.

PhD, Post-doctoral and Research grants and scholarships

ETH Zurich Post-doctoral Fellowship Programme

The “ETH Zurich Postdoctoral Fellowship Program” supports incoming fellowships for postdoctoral researchers at ETH Zurich. The program is intended to foster high-potential, young researchers who have already demonstrated excellence in terms of internationally competitive achievements in the early stages of their professional careers.

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Submission deadlines: March 1 2017 and September 1 2017

Swiss National Science Foundation Ambizione Grants

Ambizione, Ambizione-PROSPER and Ambizione-SCORE grants are aimed at young researchers who wish to conduct, manage and lead an independent project at a Swiss higher education institution. The funding scheme would like to promote qualified researchers from Switzerland and excellent researchers from abroad. The grants comprises the salary and project funds for a maximum of three years.

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Submission deadline: 1 November 2017

Swiss National Science Foundation International Short Visit Program

The scheme International Short Visits is aimed at researchers in Switzerland who wish to go abroad for a short period or researchers abroad who wish to collaborate with researchers in Switzerland. During the visit, they pursue a small joint research project. Short visits may last from one week to three months. The grants include travel, room and board expenses.

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Submission deadline: All year round

Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships

Scholarship available for 10 Swiss universities, two Federal Institutes of Technology and eight other public teaching and research universities. For application details, click here. India is a priority country for the attribution of these scholarships. Scholarships are available in PhD, Postdoctoral and Research categories.

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Call for application for 2018 – 19 will open on August 2017
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University of Geneva International PhD program in Life Sciences

The Faculty of Sciences at the University of Geneva offers an outstanding research environment for studies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences. The departments of Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Genetics and Evolution, Molecular Biology and Plant Biology have united their efforts to provide an extensive educational background and possibilities in research. Over thirty research groups participate in the program offering a wide variety of research themes. All students entering the program are remunerated according to the standards of the University of Geneva.

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Submission deadline: accepts applications by 15 June and 15 December of every year

UBS Center Scholarship for Zurich Graduate School of Economics, University of Zurich

Scholarships are open to graduates from around the world, they are awarded to candidates on the grounds of outstanding academic merit, and continuing support will be subject to satisfactory completion of course work. Admission to the Zurich Graduate School of Economics is a pre-condition for being considered for a UBS Center Scholarship. While preference may be given to students whose research plans include areas of interest of the UBS International Center of Economics in Society, applications from all areas are welcomed.The UBS Center Scholarships are full scholarships, covering living expenses and all fees.

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Submission deadline: January 31st every year

International Post-doctoral Fellowships, University of St. Gallen

University of St. Gallen offers “International Postdoctoral Fellowships” (IPF) in Management, Economics, Law, Social Sciences and International Affairs for young researchers regardless of their nationality. Duration of the fellowship is 36 months.

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Submission deadline: 10th January, 1st March, 1st September, 2nd November

Biozentrum Basel International PhD Program “Fellowships for Excellence”

Together with the Werner Siemens-Foundation (WSF), the Biozentrum offers the International PhD Program “Fellowships for Excellence” and selects ten ambitious and talented young scientists from around the world each year. The WSF fellowship provides direct access to the Biozentrum PhD program and offer the fellows a unique rotation-based selection of a research group of their own choice and a number of other incentives.

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Submission deadline: June 30th of every year for the next academic year

University of Lausanne PhD Fellowship in Life Sciences 2017

The doctoral school of Faculty of Biology and Medicine (FBM) at the University of Lausanne is offering PhD Fellowships in life sciences in 2017. Exceptionally talented and motivated candidates who have or will have obtained Masters or equivalent degrees in an appropiate field before Autumn 2017 are invited to submit their application. Indian students are eligible to apply for the fellowships.

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Submission deadline: Call for 2018 is not open yet

Friedrich Miescher Institute (FMI) International PhD Program

The FMI International PhD Program provides advanced, interdisciplinary training in epigenetics, neurobiology and mechanisms of cancer. PhD students admitted to the program receive theoretical and practical training, and conduct a research project under the supervision of an FMI group leader, monitored by a Thesis Committee of university professors and experts chosen by the student. PhD students at the FMI are enrolled at the University of Basel. After successful completion of the research project, submission of a written thesis and a thesis defence, the candidate receives a PhD from the University of Basel.

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Submission deadline: Call for 2017 is not open yet

Research Scholarship of University of Fribourg

Scholarships granted by the Rectorat to foreign researchers (living abroad) who would like to undertake a research stay at PhD or Post-PhD Level at the University of Fribourg.

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Submission deadline: July, 31st for a stay beginning on the following February, 1st at the earliest.
February, 28th for a stay beginning on the following September, 1st at the earliest.

University of Bern Doctoral Positions for International Students

University of Bern offers upto 15 doctoral positions for upcoming international scholars. The call for applications targets highly motivated graduates of master’s programmes who have excelled in any discipline that is available at the University of Bern. Applicants will have to complete all of their studies-to-date outside of Switzerland, and achieved outstanding grades in their master’s degree. The positions are limited to three years, and must commence before the 1st of January 2018.

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Submission deadline: 14 May 2017

Master’s Grants and Scholarships