The scholarships offered for a study or research stay abroad are aimed at Swiss students, researchers and, in some cases, artists. For some countries, people without Swiss citizenship can also apply, provided they are resident in Switzerland and enrolled at a Swiss university.
The requirements for application depend on the respective scholarship offer and are different for each host country. Country-specific information on the application criteria is listed in the buttons in the country map above as well as in the list view. In case of any uncertainties or open questions, the contact persons listed on the right are at your disposal.
Government scholarships are funded by the host countries. Scholarship benefits vary greatly from country to country. Typically, a government scholarship covers living and study expenses in the host country. However, some countries offer only partial scholarships. All other costs must be financed from the student's own resources. Therefore, it may be worthwhile to find out exactly to what extent supplementary financing through other means is necessary and possible.
swissuniversities is in charge of the application procedure and the pre-selection of candidates, unless the host country requires a direct application. More information on the application procedure is available in the section "How can I apply?".