The 'Destination Australia Program' was launched in 2019 by Hon Dan Tehan MP, Minister for Education.
The $93.7 million Destination Australia Program allows tertiary education providers, including vocational education and training and higher education providers, to apply for funding through a competitive grants process to administer and promote scholarships for Australian and international students who live and study in regional Aus
Destination Australia Call 2021
Important information for Swiss applicants: Foreign students must be enrolled in an Australian university and can then apply through their host institution in Australia for the scholarship. For detailed information about the application procedure please contact your host institution in Australia.
Type of Scholarships: to be agreed with the host university.
Programs for: to be agreed with the host university.
The application form can only be submitted by the Australian Higher Education Institution to the Australian Ministry of Education.
The Australian Government has announced there will be no further rounds of the Endeavour Leadership Program (ELP). Recipients of previous rounds of the ELP will continue to be supported. For further information: Endeavour Leadership Program
Announcement and Further Information
Application Help Information about the Application process is available on the GrantConnect and Community Grants Hub websites. Applicants must submit any questions relating to the Program or this Application process in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org
Applicants may submit these questions up until five Business Days prior to the Closing Time and Date. A response will be provided within five business days. Applicants may direct any general enquiries, requests for technical help or support in using and/or submitting the Application Form by: •Phone 1800020283 •Email to email@example.com
For information regarding other funding opportunities you may wish to view the information on the Study in Australia website.
Name of Program
Regierungsstipendien des Österreichischen Bundesministeriums für Wissenschaft und Forschung BMWF
Das österreichische Bundesministerium für Wissenschaft und Forschung stellt Studierenden, Graduierten, Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftler Stipendien zur Verfügung. Weitere Informationen unter: https://grants.at/de/was-ist-grantsat/
Type of Scholarships: Scholarships for graduate degree programs
Programs for: Studierende, Graduierte und Forschende
Die Stipendienausschreibung erfolgt mittels der Österreichischen Datenbank für Stipendien und Forschungsförderung www.grants.at (Deutsch und Englisch). Diese enthält neben den Stipendien des Bundesministeriums für Wissenschaft und Forschung auch Informationen über Stipendienprogramme anderer Institutionen.
- Programme „Franz Werfel“, „Richard Plaschka“ und „Ernst Mach- Weltweit“
Government of Brunei Darussalam Scholarship to Foreign Students 2021/2022
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Brunei Darussalam offers scholarship awards that provides applicants with the opportunity to undertake Diploma, Undergraduate Degree and Postgraduate Master's Degree at any one of the following institutions of higher education: • Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD), • Universiti Islam Sultan Sharif Ali (UNISSA), • Universiti Teknologi Brunei (UTB) and • Politeknik Brunei (PB).
ELIGIBILITY Applicants must be, between the ages of 18-25 for Undergraduate and Diploma programmes and must not exceed the age of 35 for Postgraduate Master's Degree programmes on the 31st July 2021. The award is NOT eligible to Brunei Darussalam Permanent Residents.
exemption from paying tuition fees including acceptance, examination, registration and orientation fees for the duration of the programme;
an economy class air-ticket to Brunei Darussalam from the scholarship recipient's country of origin/ country of domicile prior to the commencement of the course and an economy class air-ticket from Brunei Darussalam to the scholarship recipient's country of origin/country of domicile upon completion of the course;
a monthly personal allowance of BND$500.00;
a monthly meals allowance of BND$150.00;
an annual book allowance of BND$600.00;
accommodation at the residential college of the University/ Polytechnic;
baggage allowance for shipment of the scholarship recipient's personal effects to his country of origin/country of domicile upon completion of the programme, at a maximum amount of:
BND$250.00 to a country within the ASEAN region; or
BND$500.00 to a country outside the ASEAN region;
comprehensive insurance cover for the whole duration of the Scholarship. The scholarship recipient is urged to obtain additional insurance prior to his travel to Brunei Darussalam and for the whole duration of the Scholarship at his own expense
The endorsement and official declaration, which is part of the application form, will be completed by the Scholarship Service of swissuniversities. Please contact the Scholarship Service at least one week before the application deadline.
The call for the China Scholarship scholarships 2021-2022 is now closed. The call 2022-2023 will be announed here in November 2021.
The Chinese Government Scholarship
In order to promote the mutual understanding, cooperation and exchanges in various fields between China and Switzerland, the Chinese government has set up scholarship programs to sponsor international students, teachers and scholars to study and conduct research in Chinese universities.
The China Scholarship Council CSC, entrusted by the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China MOE, is responsible for the enrollment and the administration of Chinese Government Scholarship programs.
Type of Scholarships: Scholarships for one year or more.
Programs for: University students and researchers at all levels.
Fields: All fields
For detailed information, the list of universities in China and online registration please refer to: www.campuschina.org
Due to the pandemic situation, there was no scholarship offer for the 2020/2021 academic year. We are currently waiting for information on the academic year 2021/2022.
The information below refers to the scholarship offer for the academic year 2019/2020:
The Colombian Government, through ICETEX (http://www.icetex.gov.co), offers 50 postgraduate scholarships to foreign citizens of all nationalities interested in pursuing specializations, masters or PhD programs in Colombia.
Do not have Colombian nationality
Not residing oder having started studies in Colombia
Maximum 50 years old
Have a professional or bachelor's degree in any field
Have a GPA of 4.0 out of 5.0 or its equivalent in the Colombian scale
High level of Spanish language (Reading, Writing and Speaking), minimum level B2 in the DELE or SIELE exam
For the academic year 2021/2022 only scholarships type A1 for semester studies for undergraduate (BA) or graduate (MA) Croatian language students are available for Swiss applicants. No additional scholarships can be offered for this year’s applicants for the Summer course/seminar of Croatian language and culture in August 2021 (see "Remarks").
A1 One semester studies for Croatian language students (mobility: 4-5 months) Description: Scholarships type A1 are on offer to students (BA or MA) who would like to spend one semester learning Croatian and perfecting their Croatian language skills at either the University of Zagreb (Croaticum) or at the University of Rijeka (Rijeka School of Slavic Studies). Please note that one application is accepted only for the academic year 2021/2022, either for the autumn term 2021/2022 or for the spring term 2022. Eligible applicants: Croatian language students and students of Slavic Studies who are currently enrolled in BA or MA studies in their home countries. Students are required to have completed a minimum of two semesters at their home institutions. Candidates for this scholarship can only be nominated by their current Croatian language fellow who should nominate the applicants for the scholarships by his/her Recommendation Letter.
Financial benefits for undergraduate/graduate studies (A1)
1.600,00 HRK monthly grant
subsidized accommodation in the student residence hall
subsidized meals at student restaurants
Place of Submission
The application procedure for Swiss applicants consists of two steps:
Important notice regarding the scholarships type F for the summer course/seminar of Croatian language and literature in August 2021: The 49th Croatian Seminar for Foreign Slavic Studies Students that was supposed to be held in Dubrovnik from 17th to 28th August 2020 was unfortunately postponed due to the epidemiological situation at the time. The applicants were informed by the Agency about the cancellation of the Seminar in 2020. According to the decision of the Ministry, last year’s candidates who due to the circumstances caused by the COVID-19 pandemic could not participate in the programme, will be given the opportunity to participate in the seminar from 16th to 22nd August 2021. In line with that decision, the Ministry and the Agency are not offering any additional scholarships for the Summer course/seminar of Croatian language and culture within the Call for Applications for the academic year 2021/2022.
Estonian Government Scholarships for international students, researchers and academic staff 2021-2022
The Estonian Ministry of Education and Research and Education and Youth Board offer scholarships to foreign nationals in the framework of the Estonian Scholarship Programme for international students, researchers and academic staff.
Scholarships for short courses The purpose of the scholarship for short courses is to support participation in short courses of Estonian language and culture organised by the Estonian institutions of higher education as well as in summer and winter schools related to the degree programmes taught in English. The scholarship can be awarded to BA, MA and PhD students who are enrolled to the higher education institution abroad at least one year by the time of application. The scholarship can include a course fee in the amount of up to 500 EUR and the cost of accommodation in the amount of up to 25 EUR per night for a maximum period of 4 weeks.
Grant for researchers Grants for researchers can be awarded to researchers and academic staff of higher education institutions abroad. They are divided into short-term (1-9 days) and long-term (10 days – 10 calendar months) grants and can be used for research, teaching, collaboration with colleagues etc. The subsistence rates are 45 EUR per day and 660 EUR per month respectively.
Scholarships for short courses: Application period is from 1 April to 1 May, 2021
Scholarships for researchers: Application period is from 1 April to 1 May, 2021
Place of Submission
The application with the supporting documents should be submitted electronically via the Education and Youth Board's application system.
Scholarships for short courses: Registration to the course must be made before applying for the scholarship. This year application round students can apply for a scholarship to participate in online courses. A scholarship covers the course fee up to 500 euros.
Scholarships for researchers: The decision to award a grant to the applicant does not guarantee his/her admittance to the institution of interest. The applicant should submit the necessary documents directly to the host institution and the decision on admission shall be taken before the grant decision.
Der Deutsche Akademische Austauschdienst DAAD ist die weltweit größte Förderorganisation für den internationalen Austausch von Studierenden und Wissenschaftlern. Länderspezifische Angebote sind unter www.funding-guide.de abrufbar.
Stipendienengebot an die Schweiz
Type of Scholarships: Im Rahmen des bilateralen Stipendienabkommens Schweiz-Deutschland offeriert der DAAD Studierenden der Schweizer Hochschulen jährlich zwei Stipendien für das Studium in Deutschland.
Programs for: Postgraduale Studierende, Forschende und Künstler.
Fields: Alle Studien- und Forschungsbereiche.
Place of Submission
Bewerbungsfristen und Einreicheort beachten!
Name of Program
Modern Greek Language and Culture Scholarship
The State Scholarships Foundation (Ι.Κ.Υ.) offers up to fifty (50) scholarships to foreign nationals from countries worldwide in order to attend courses and seminars in the Modern Greek Language and Culture.
Type of Scholarships: Scholarships for 7 months .
Programs for: Graduates from a non-Greek University outside Greece.
Fields: Modern Greek Language and Culture.
Greek Language: This programme offers learning opportunities at beginner, intermediate and advanced levels following a placement test and subject to sufficient students’ number.
History and Culture: Beneficiaries will be introduced to Greek History, Culture and Arts through seminars, educational visits to the sites of the city of study and excursions to other historic sites of Greece.
Cultural Programme: Cultural events are included in the course where an active participation is required.
DURATION OF THE SCHOLARSHIP The duration of this scholarship is seven (7) months and is only offered for a specific course in the Modern Greek language and culture organised mainly at one Greek University. The University, which will hold this course, will be decided by the I.K.Y after a selection process.
REQUIREMENTS FOR ELIGIBILITY Applicants should: - Be nationals of any country of the world excluding Greece (not with dual nationality – both foreign and Greek). - Hold a graduate degree from a non-Greek University outside Greece. - Not exceed the fortieth (40th) year of age - Be not permanent residents in Greece. - The knowledge of the Greek language acquired during this specific course should contribute to enhance the candidates work opportunities and to promote the Greek language and culture in their countries.
Applicants must meet the above requirements by the application deadline.
DOCUMENTS TO BE SUBMITTED 1. An application form, duly completed, signed and with one recent photograph attached. 2. An up-to-date curriculum vitae according to the european template “Europass” (in English or Greek language). 3. Certified copies of University Diplomas – Degrees. 4. Certificates indicating the knowledge of Greek (if any) or English or French language. 5. Two (2) letters of reference (in Greek, English or French) by a University Professor. 6. A written evidence of employment as a teacher of Greek, if any. 7. A recent (issued 1 month approximately prior to the application submission) health certificate by a national hospital or from the relevant recognized health service stating that the applicant does not suffer from any infectious diseases. 8. A copy of a valid passport / national identity card.
The above original documentation requested shall be submitted through the Greek Diplomatic Authorities.
Only the application form and the curriculum vitae shall also be submitted earlier (as word documents) to the email: firstname.lastname@example.org
FINANCIAL SUPPORT The scholarship covers the following costs: - Free meals and accommodation in University residence or in flats provided by the University which will undertake the programme. - A monthly allowance of 150, 00€ (net amount) for personal expenses. - 200, 00€ for initial expenses. - Free emergency medical treatment under the Greek National Health Service (only in public hospitals). European citizens should have the European Insurance Illness Card from their insurance agency of their country. - Tuition fees and other relevant costs
Place of Submission
The requsted application documents shall be submitted through the Greek Diplomatic Authorities.
In Switzerland: Embassy of Greece in Bern, Weltpoststrasse 4, Postfach 72, 3015 Bern
Icelandic Government Scholarships for Studies in Icelandic at the University of Iceland 2021-2022
The Icelandic Ministry of Education, Science and Culture awards on a competitive multilateral basis scholarships to several countries - including Switzerland – for studies in Icelandic as a second language at the University of Iceland, Reykjavík. Approximately 15 scholarships are available for the period from September 1st 2021 to April 30th 2022.
Eligibility The scholarships are intended for students of modern Icelandic. Students must have completed at least one year of University study. Students must also have prior knowledge of Icelandic according to the requirements for BA study in Icelandic as a second language (Icelandic knowledge on the level with the courses Icelandic Online 1 and 2). Preference will, as a rule, be given to a candidate under 35 years of age.
Scholarship The scholarship covers registration fees at the University and a monthly stipend that should cover room and board for one person, payable at the beginning of each month, September to April. A room will be available for rent in the University dormitory, Gamli Garður.
01. 12. 2020
Place of Submission
Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies, International Department, Laugavegur 13, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland
Applicants need to apply separately to the University of Iceland.
A special committee in Iceland evaluates the applications and its decision will be announced to the candidates by January 2021.
If a scholarship recipient wishes to extend the scholarship for an additional year he/she has to apply to the Institute before 1 December. No one will be granted a scholarship for more than three times.
The Government of the Republic of Indonesia scholarships to several countries, including Switzerland.
Darmasiswa is a one year non-degree scholarship program offered to all foreign students from countries which have diplomatic relationship to study Indonesian language (Bahasa Indonesia), art and culture in 72 universities. This program is organized by the Ministry of Education and Culture MoEC, Republic of Indonesia.
Types of scholarships: 1. Summer language courses (Ulpan) 2. One academic year (October to June) for a maximum of eight months
Programs for: M.A., Ph.D. Post Doctorate or research studies
Fields: All fields, except veterinary and medicine studies
The applicant should hold a BA or BSc degree (or higher) and have a good record of academic achievement.
The applicant should be a citizen of the country where he/she applies for the scholarship and be under the age of 35 (at the beginning of the academic year). Israeli citizens are not eligible to submit an application for this scholarship. Recipients of the scholarship must receive a student visa (A2), issued by the Israeli embassy to which their application was submitted.
Proof of English or Hebrew language proficiency.
The applicant should meet the academic requirements of the Israeli University to which he/she applies. A scholarship will be granted only after the required Institute approves the acceptance of the candidate.
The one academic year scholarship includes: - Partial tuition fees - if applied (50% up to a maximum of $ 6,000 for tuition fees of $ 12,000 and higher) - Monthly allowance for one academic year (8 months only, October until June) - Basic health insurance*
The Summer Language Course Includes: 1. Full tuition fees 2. Dormitories 3. 3 weeks’ allowance 4. Basic health insurance*
Applications should include:
Completed application form - Download application forms
Detailed letter describing the field the applicant intends to study in Israel, specifying the University he/she wishes to attend
Copies of letters exchanged with Israeli universities, or in the case of a research or post doctorate – the relevant Israeli supervisor. Not required for Ulpan Scholarship.
Official original academic records (or notarized copies) of all relevant studies and test scores, diplomas attesting the completion of an academic degree, including a transcript of the student's records
At least two (2) letters of recommendation from lecturers/professors who taught the candidate
GRANTS FOR FOREIGN AND ITALIAN CITIZENS LIVING ABROAD AWARDED BY THE ITALIAN GOVERNMENT.
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FOR THE ACADEMIC YEAR 2021-2022
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MAECI) offers scholarships for foreign students and Italian nationals living abroad (IRE) for the 2021-2022 Academic Year, with the aim of fostering cooperation in the cultural, scientific and technological fields, the projection of Italy's economic system in the world and the dissemination of knowledge of Italian language and culture.
Grants are offered to complete study courses and research/training programs in public or legally recognized Italian educational institution.
Type of Scholarships: Scholarships for graduate degree programs
Programs for: M.A., PhD, Post Doctorate or research studies
Master’s Degree (Laurea Magistrale 2° ciclo)
Courses of Higher Education in Arts, Music, and Dance (AFAM) for a period ofstudy of 6 or 9 months.
Research under academic supervision (Progetti in co-tutela)
Italian Culture and Language Courses (for a period of 3 months). Italian Language and Culture Courses - Grants for Italian language and culture courses are awarded exclusively for a period of 3 (three) months to students currently attending an Italian course at a Universityor at an Italian Cultural Institute. Applicants must provide a certificate of their proficiency in Italian language. The minimum level required is A2 within the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). (https://www.linguaitaliana.esteri.it/data/lingua/corsi/pdf/tabella_certificazioni.pdf)
Applicants who meet the following requirements by the deadline of this call ( new: July 13th, 2021, 2 p.m. C.E.T.) may apply for a grant:
Applications must only be submitted by foreign students not residing in Italy* and by Italian citizens living abroad (IRE)** holding an appropriate academic qualification required to enroll to the Italian University/Institute (more information on: studyinitaly.esteri.it/en/Recognition-of-qualification ).
Applicants for Master’s Degree/Higher Education in Arts, Music, and Dance (AFAM) Programmes/ Italian Language and Culture Courses should not be over 28 years old by the deadline of this call (July 13th, 2021), with the sole exception of renewals.
Applicants for PhD Programmes should not be over 30 years old by the deadline of this call (July 13th, 2021), with the sole exception of renewals.
Applicants for Research Projects under academic supervision should not be over 40 years old by the deadline of this call (July 13th, 2021).
Terms of grant
Grantees will receive a 900 Euros monthly allowance on a quarterly basis, which will be paid on their Italian bank account.
Applications must be submitted by 2 pm C.E.T. July 13th, 2021. Applications submitted after the deadline will be rejected.
Japanese Government MEXT Research Scholarship 2022
MEXT (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology) offers scholarships to Swiss students and artists who wish to study at Japanese universities as research students under the Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship Program for 2022.
Type of Scholarships: Scholarships for graduate degree programs (MA, PhD, Research)
Programs for: M.A., Ph.D. Post Doctorate or research studies
Fields Fields of study must be subjects which applicants will be able to study and research at Japanese universities.
The Embassy of Japan in Switzerland and the Scholarship Service of swissuniversies conduct the preliminary screening which consits of a document inspection, written language examinations (Japanese, English) and an interview.
QUALIFICATIONS: (extracted from the Application Guideline)
Swiss Nationality: An applicant who has Japanese nationality at the time of application is not eligible.
Age: Applicants must have been born on or after April 2, 1987.
Academic Requirements: Applicants must be university graduates and have completed at least 16 years of formal education.
Major Field of Study: Applicant should apply for the field of study he/she studied at the previous university or any related field. Applicant must choose a field on which he/she can receive education and perform research at the university of his/her choice.
Japanese Language: Applicant must be willing to learn the Japanese language, interested in Japan and enthusiastic about deepening his/her understanding of Japan after arriving, and capable of engaging in study and research while adapting himself/herself to life in Japan.
(For all details, see Application Guideline)
EARLIEST ARRIVAL IN JAPAN: October 2022 (see application guidelines)
Reception deadline for the application:14 June 2021
NOTE: the application must have arrived by the date of the deadline at the Japanese embassy
Place of Submission
Japanische Botschaft in der Schweiz Japan Information and Cultural Center Postfach 3001 Bern
All application procedures for Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho: MEXT) Scholarships are conducted through Japanese embassies, consulates in your countries, or institutions of higher education in Japan. If you require further information regarding Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarships, contact Japanese embassies, consulates in your countries, or institutions of higher education which you wish to enroll. Application fee is not charged. So please be aware that organizations or individuals who charge application fee or deposits have no relation with the Japanese Government. Thank you for your attention.
The Call for the NIIED 2021 KGSP Graduate Scholarships is now closed.
The Korean Government represented by the National Institute for International Education Development (NIIED) offers Graduate Scholarships to several countries, including Switzerland. NIIED has announced the application guidelines of the 2021 Korean Government Scholarship Program for Graduate Degrees.
Type of Scholarships: 1- 2 scholarships for graduate degree programs (MA, PhD, Research)
Programs for: Master's program, Doctoral program, research program
Fields: All fields
REQUIREMENTS ○ Applicants must be under 40 years of age as of September 1, 2021 (born after September 1, 1981)
Applicants must hold or must be expected to hold a Bachelor’s, Master’s or a Doctoral degree.
○ Doctoral Program Applicants: Must hold a Master’s degree or a level of education equivalent to a Master’s degree. ○ Master’s Program Applicants: Must hold a Bachelor’s degree or a level of education equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree. ○ Research Program Applicants: Must hold a degree or a level of education equivalent to or higher than a Master’s degree and must have received an invitation from one of NIIED’s designated Korean universities.
HEALTH ○ All applicants must be in good health, both mentally and physically, to study in Korea for the full duration of degree or research programs. ○ All applicants must submit ” Form 8. Personal Medical Assessment ” at the time of applying. ○ All applicants who pass the 2nd round of selection must receive comprehensive medical checkup and submit the certificate of health and medical examination result issued by a medical doctor or a licensed hospital.
○ If an applicant is found to be in one of the following conditions, the applicant will be disqualified in the final round of selection:
– An applicant is tested positive on drug tests; – An applicant owns serious illness that prevents him or her to study abroad for long period of time including the full duration of degree or research program in Korea. After arriving in Korea, all GKS scholars will be subject to a medical examination administered by NIIED. If a GKS scholar is found to have a serious illness from the medical examination after arriving in Korea, he or she will be disqualified from their GKS scholarship.
NOTES FOR ALL APPLICANTS
○ All application documents must be written either in Korean or English. ○ Documents written in languages other than Korean or English must accompany a complete Korean or English translation, authenticated by the issuing institution or notarized by a notary public. ○ All application documents must be presented in their original forms. If an applicant has to submit photocopied documents, applicant MUST have the photocopies notarized, apostilled, or receive consular confirmation and submit those certified documents. ○ All documents submitted will NOT be returned to the applicants in any case. ○ Application documents must be submitted in the order of the checklist on the first page of the application forms. Each required document must be numbered and labeled on the top right corner. ○ Any fraudulent or incomplete applications will be disregarded.
The Latvian State Scholarships for studies, research or summer schools 2021/2022
Latvia offers scholarships to foreign students, researchers and teaching staff for studies, research and participation in summer schools in Latvian higher education institutions in the 2021/2022 academic year. The Ministry of Education and Science of Latvia has delegated the administration of the Latvian state scholarships to the State Education Development Agency (Valsts izglītības attīstības aģentūra – VIAA).
Latvian scholarships for studies
Language of instruction at Latvian higher education institutions is mainly Latvian, however there are a few study programmes offered in English (please, visit the website www.studyinlatvia.lv for more information). Applications for bachelor's and the first level of professional higher education studies will be accepted from students who have successfully completed at least one academic year of studies (at their home higher education institution or at a Latvian higher education institution if they already have been studying in Latvia) at the moment of application (February, March 2021). Scholarships for bachelor's and master's studies are granted for one academic year – a time period up to 10 months (for PhD-students – up to 11 months). Scholarship for master's studies in the study programmes of Latvian philology, Latvian literature, Latvian culture and Latvian history can be granted for two academic years, i.e. for the duration of master's study programme. The amount of the Latvian state scholarship is 500 EUR/month for BA and MA students and 670 EUR/month for PhD students.
Latvian fellowships for research
Only academic or scientific staff of foreign higher education and research institutions are eligible candidates for the Latvian state fellowship for research. The fellowship is granted for a time period of up to 5 months and amounts to 30 EUR/day for everyday use and 300 EUR/month for accommodation.
Latvian scholarships for summer schools
Only students, academic and research staff of foreign higher education institutions are eligible for the Latvian scholarship for participation in summer schools. The amount of the scholarship granted by the VIAA for summer school is 711 EUR per person for the duration of the summer school.
The call for applications is open on 1 February 2021, the deadline is 1 April 2021.
Place of Submission
Study and research stays: Applications for scholarships for studies or research at Latvian higher education institutions have to be submitted online to VIAA.
Summer schools: Information on how to apply for the scholarship for participation in summer schools can be found on the website of the higher education institution in Latvia organizing the summer school.
A copy of a letter of the relevant Latvian higher education and research institution, confirming the student's or researchers' opportunity to study in the chosen study programme or to do research work there is needed.
Mexican Government's Merit Awards for International Students 2020
As part of a reciprocal exchange, the government of Mexico, represented by the Mexican Agency for International Development Cooperation (AMEXCID), offers 4 scholarships to Switzerland for undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate study and research.
The scholarships are offered for the institutions and programs specified in the "List of Institutions and Academic Programs" in order to conduct academic activities from 1st of March to the 10th of December 2020 (No scholarships will be awarded for studies started after the 10th of December 2020).
Requirements for all applicants:
Applicants must hold a Bachelor’s, Master’s or Ph.D. Degree, as required by the program for which the scholarship is requested. Technical and/or commercial degree titles are not accepted. For the cases of mobility at the Bachelor's level, it will not be necessary to submit a diploma, only proof of studies of the last academic period completed, issued by the institution of origin.
Applicants must have achieved a minimum grade point average of eighty (80), on a scale of 0 to 100, or the equivalent, for the last academic degree received. Applications with a lower grade point average will not be considered.
Applicants must be accepted or currently enrolled in a program of the participating Mexican institutions.
Scholarships are not granted for direct Ph.D. programs (combined M.A. and Ph.D. programs), distance learning programs, open or online education.
The following academic programs are not eligible for scholarships: Business Administration, Plastic Surgery, Accounting, Marketing, Advertising and Publicity, Dentistry and Odontology, as well as related fields.
The results will be announced from January 15th, 2020 through the Mexican Embassy in Bern.
The acceptance procedure for a Mexican institution and the corresponding letter is independent of the scholarship program. Applicants must manage directly their admission to the study program at any of the participating Mexican institutions.
Within the framework of a reciprocal exchange, the Republic of Poland, represented by the Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange NAWA, offers 4 scholarships of 9 months each to Switzerland. The scholarships can be divided into short scholarships of i.e. 1 month or granted for a semester or a full academic year.
The scholarships are offered for the following objectives:
completion of a scientific internship;
completion of partial studies;
completion of higher studies (first and second-cycle studies, uniform master's studies or education at a doctoral school); higher studies or education at a doctoral school may be preceded by a preparatory course for studies;
obtaining materials for scientific work;
conducting classes at the Host Centre;
other form or forms of scientific or academic activity related to the implementation of studies, doctoral dissertation or scientific work.
In case of an application for internship, partial studies or study visits, the applicant must also enclose an invitation from the Host Centre, signed by the head of the unit, confirming the will of admitting the scholarship holder for the requested period of time. In case of applying for full studies, the applicant has to meet the recruitment requirements of the selected university. The final decision on admission shall be made by the Host Centre.
Individuals can apply for the Programme
who are graduates of secondary schools possessing a school leaving certificate at the moment of the start of the Programme (starting their education in Poland), giving them the right to study in the country where the certificate was issued in any field and at any type of university, or
who are students at foreign universities, or
who have the status of a doctoral student in a foreign higher education and science system, or
who are graduates of higher studies and obtained their diploma not earlier than within two years before the current call for proposals and possess a recommendation from their university –applying for admission to the next degree of education, or
who are employees of a foreign higher education and science institution, conducting research or didactic activity
Students with dual citizenship (Poland/CH) are not eligible for Polish Government scholarships, even if they live and study in Switzerland. Applicants who are already studying in Poland cannot apply for a scholarship. Exceptions to this rule are possible under certain circumstances.
Amount of Scholarship
Level of Studies
Monthly Rate of Scholarship
First cycle studies (Polish equivalent of the Bachelor's level)
Second cycle studies (Master's level)
Interns with Master's degree
In addition, students of full studies in Poland are entitled to:
in the first year of studies - the first monthly scholarship increased by the lump sum of PLN 500 for the settlement in Poland (this shall apply to persons who have not completed studies at a lower level in Poland);
in the last year of studies - the last monthly Scholarship increased by the lump sum of PLN 500 for the costs related to the preparation of the diploma thesis.
Meals in the refectory and accommodation in student dormitories are at the expense of the scholarship holders.
The required attachments to the application form are listed on page 9f of the Regulations. IMPORTANT: The application must be submitted in two (2) idential copies in one of the following languages: Polish or English. Should documents be issued in other languages, an officially certified translation into Polish or English is required. Documents in other languages will not be accepted.
Besides the scholarships offered within bilateral agreements, Swiss students and researchers can also apply to the following scholarship programmes:
Polonista Programme - Scholarships and Fellowships for Students and Scientists The objective of the Program is to promote Polish language in the world by enabling foreigners interested in Polish language and Polish culture to study or carry out research projects in Poland. The program is addressed to students of Polish philology, Polish studies or Polish programs implemented among others as part of Slavic studies (in the field of Polish language, Polish culture and knowledge about Poland) as well as to scientists from foreign universities and scientific institutions. Application deadline for the Call for proposals 2021: 30.04.2021
Ulam Programme - Mobility grants for post-doctoral researchers The aim of the Ulam Programme is to increase the internationalisation of Polish institutions of science and higher education. The Programme will allow both recognised and promising scientists who hold at least a doctoral degree, to visit Poland for 6 to 24 months in order to strengthen the scientific potential of Polish entities and to participate in their scientific activities, primarily research projects and didactics. Application deadline for the Call for proposals 2021: 15.06.2021
The host university decides whether a scholarship can be extended. We therefore recommend that scholarship holders who wish to extend their scholarship should contact their host university at an early stage to find out whether an extension is possible. In the positive case, the application for extension can be submitted to swissuniversities.
Programa de Bolsas de Estudo de Língua e Cultura Portuguesas do Camões, I.P. – Concurso 2021/2022
Portugal, represented by the Camões - Instituto da Cooperação e da Língua I.P., offers a total of 100 scholarships for the following programs:
Curso Anual (18)
Programa Pessoa (1)
Programa Vieira (6)
Curso de Verão online e presencial (65 online e 10 presencial)
PROGRAMAS DE BOLSAS CURSO ANUAL Bolsas para frequência de cursos anuais de língua e cultura portuguesas, ministrados em universidades portuguesas ou instituições reconhecidas pelo Camões, I.P., que se destinam-se a estudantes estrangeiros e portugueses que residam no estrangeiro e que pretendam aperfeiçoar a sua competência linguística. As bolsas atribuídas no âmbito do presente programa têm a duração de oito meses.
PROGRAMAS DE BOLSAS PESSOA Destinam-se a responsáveis de Cátedras de Estudos Portugueses e de Departamentos de Português de universidades ou institutos de investigação estrangeiros, para a execução de projetos de formação e de investigação na área da língua e da cultura portuguesas. A duração da bolsa varia entre um e seis meses.
PROGRAMA DE BOLSAS VIEIRA Destinam-se a licenciados estrangeiros e portugueses que residam no estrangeiro envolvidos em projetos de formação e/ou aperfeiçoamento na área de tradução e da interpretação de conferências. A duração da bolsa varia entre um mês e um ano.
PROGRAMA DE BOLSAS CURSO DE VERAO Face à atual conjuntura pandémica, e de modo assegurar o procedimento de atribuição das bolsas de estudo para a frequência dos cursos de Verão, estas serão dirigidas no presente ano excecionalmente para cursos de Verão online desenvolvidos no âmbito do Consórcio estabelecido entre o Camões, I.P. e as Universidades de Aveiro, Coimbra (FLUC), Lisboa (FLUP), Minho, Nova de Lisboa (FCSH) e Porto (FLUP). Bolsas com a duração de um mês, para frequência de cursos de verão de língua e cultura portuguesas online e presencial, destinadas a estudantes estrangeiros e portugueses que residam no estrangeiro e que pretendam aperfeiçoar a sua competência linguística. Os cursos serão ministrados online, no âmbito de consórcio estabelecido entre o Camões, I.P. e universidades portuguesas, designadamente:
Curso de nível A1 – Faculdade de Letras da Universidade do Porto Curso de nível A2 – Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas da Universidade Nova de Lisboa Curso de nível B1 – Universidade de Aveiro Curso de Nível B2 – Universidade do Minho Curso de Nível C1 – Faculdade de Letras da Universidade de Coimbra Curso de Nível C2 – Faculdade de Letras da Universidade de Lisboa As 10 bolsas para a frequência de cursos em regime presencial destinam-se a candidatos inscritos nas universidades com oferta de cursos presenciais.
VALORES DE SUBSÍDIOS RELATIVOS A BOLSAS A bolsa de estudo consiste na atribuição de um subsídio mensal, definido por despacho do Presidente do Camões, I.P.
Programa Curso anual – 500€
Programa Pessoa – 650€
Programa Vieira – 650€
Curso de Verão: A bolsa de estudo consiste na atribuição de um subsídio mensal, definido por despacho do Presidente do Camões, I.P., ao qual acrescerá pagamento pelo Camões, I.P. da taxa de inscrição à Universidade selecionada pelo candidato, de entre as instituições que constituem o referido Consórcio.
Subsídio Programa Curso de Verão (cursos online) – 150€;
Taxa de inscrição (cursos online) – 300€.
Subsídio Programa Curso de Verão (cursos presenciais) – 500€;
Curso de Verão: Applications, as well as the application form and supporting documents, must be submitted electronically through the form available at: http://bit.ly/cursoverao2021. Each candidate is responsible for enrolling in the summer course on the platform of the selected university.
The Romanian State awards trough the Ministry of Foreign Affairs scholarships to foreign citizens for studies in Romania. Priority is given to citizens of non-EU states.
Scholarships are awarded for:
a) Bachelor’s degree: bachelor's degree programmes are addressed to graduates of high school studies or pre-university studies at the end of which they obtained a baccalaureate degree or equivalent, as well as candidates applying for further university studies in Romania. The complete programme runs for a period of 3-6 years, depending on the specialization followed and ends with a bachelor's exam;
b) Master’s degree: master's degree programmes are addressed to undergraduates, run for a period of 1 year, 1.5 years or 2 years and end with the dissertation exam;
c) PhD: doctoral programmes are addressed to graduate students or equivalent and run for a period of 3-5 years, depending on the profile of the chosen faculty and end with the presentation of a PhD thesis.
Language of the study:
In order to promote Romanian language and culture, the Ministry of National Education Scientific Research has decided that the beneficiaries of the scholarships should study only in the Romanian language. The candidates who do not know Romanian are offered one supplementary preparatory year to study the language.
Fields of study:
architecture, visual arts, Romanian culture and civilization, journalism, political and administrative sciences, education sciences, social and human sciences, technical studies, oil and gas, agricultural sciences.
> Please note that scholarships are NOT awarded in the fields of medicine, dental medicine and pharmacy.
30 April 2021
Place of Submission
1. Embassy of Romania, Kirchenfeldstrasse 78, 3005 Bern
The Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation announce the admission of foreign citizens for studies in Russian educational institutions of higher education at the expense of federal budget allocations.
Type of Scholarships: Two scholarships are offered to Swiss candidates for studying Russian educational programs.
Programs for: All levels
Fields: All fields
Detailed information about the scholarships are available at:
National Scholarship Programme of the Slovak Republic 2021/2022
The National Scholarship Programme of the Slovak Republic is funded by the Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic. The programme supports mobility of international students, PhD students, university teachers, researchers and artists for scholarship stays at higher education institutions and research organisations in Slovakia.
are university students at universities outside Slovakia;
are students of the second level of higher education (master's students), or are students who at the time of application deadline have already completed at least 2.5 years of their university studies in the same study programme;
will be on a study stay in Slovakia during their higher education outside Slovakia and who will be accepted by a public, private or state university in Slovakia for an academic mobility to study in Slovakia. All 3 conditions must be met. This category does not apply to doctoral (PhD) studies (or their equivalent).
PhD students whose higher education or scientific training takes place outside Slovakia and who are accepted by a public, private or state university or a research institution in Slovakia eligible to carry out a doctoral study programme (e.g. the Slovak Academy of Sciences) for an academic mobility to study/conduct research/artistic stay in Slovakia.
international university teachers, researchers and artists who are invited to a teaching/research/artistic stay in Slovakia by an institution with a valid certificate of eligibility to carry out research and development, which is not a business company and it has its seat in Slovakia.
Duration of a Scholarship Stay
students: 1 or 2 semesters
PhD students: 1 – 10 months
university teachers, researchers and artists: 1 – 10 months
Monthly Scholarship Amount
university student of the second level of higher education: €400
PhD student: €734
university teacher/researcher/artist: €734 - €1'050
The scholarship is intended to cover international scholarship holders’ living costs, i.e. the costs related to staying in Slovakia (food, accommodation, etc.), during their study, research/artistic or teaching stay in Slovakia.
30.04.2021 at 16:00 CET - scholarship stays during the academic year 2021/2022
31.10.2021 at 16:00 CET – scholarship stays during the summer semester of the academic year 2021/2022
Place of Submission
on-line at www.scholarships.sk. Online application system is opened at least 6 weeks prior to the application deadline.
Applicants must fill in the online application and attach all required documents in the prescribed form to the online application.
The National Scholarship Programme does not support:
international students and PhD students accepted for full degree higher education (bachelor, master, doctoral studies) in Slovakia, or those already studying in Slovakia (full degree higher education) who would like to fund their studies in Slovakia by the NSP;
university teachers, researchers and artist without PhD degree (or its equivalent) and at the same time with more than 4 years of work experience as a university teacher/researcher/artist (PhD studies are considered as work experience) on the indicated application deadline;
international applicants who within the period of 36 months prior to the application deadline have spent in the territory of the Slovak Republic 15 or more months (in total);
international applicants who are receiving a scholarship in Slovakia in the framework of other scholarship programmes funded from public resources (e.g. International Visegrad Fund, Erasmus+, CEEPUS, bilateral agreements, etc.).
Scholarships of the Republic of Slovenia 2021/2022
The Ministry of Education, Science and Sport of the Republic of Slovenia offers a number of scholarship months to foreign nationals, on the basis of bilateral agreement and reciprocity. For the academic year 2021/2022 a total of 12 months are offered to Switzerland.
This scholarships scheme is designed for university/college students or graduates and Ph.D. applicants who wish to accomplish a part of their study at one of the Slovenian institution of higher education. A part of postgraduate study is based on individual works under the supervision of Slovenian professor/mentor. The length of the scholarship usually ranges from 3 to 10 months depending upon the agreement concerned that specifies also the categories of eligible recipients.
The scholarship cannot be awarded for a complete course of study leading to a degree. Neither can the scholarship be granted for any Slovenian language course. Furthermore, tuition fee cannot be covered from this scholarship.
The age limit of the applicants for study stays is 26 years (the applicant may not complete 26 years of age before the end of the scholarship period) and 30 years for research visit. The applicants for study stays should be proficient in the Slovene language, unless the working language is agreed upon with the mentor/supervisor.
For the academic year 2021/2022, the scholarship comprises of:
300 EUR per month
free accommodation in the facilities (student dormitory) of the Student Centre of the Universities (paid by CMEPIUS directly to provider)
Subsidised meals - 2,63 EUR/per working day via Student Organisation of Slovenia
basic medical insurance for non-EU applicants if there is no bilateral agreement on health insurance between Slovenia and the applicant’s home country (paid by CMEPIUS directly to provider)
Applicants are obliged to contact the selected university directly and request a Letter of Acceptance from the relevant department. Applicants are requested to point out to the selected university that they are applying for a scholarship award under the bilateral agreement.
Additional information and conditions: Student mobility can be carried out only when student activities are taking place physically and when corresponding student dormitories are open and accepting students. Student is eligible to receive scholarship only for physical mobility.
Type of Scholarships: 1. Taiwan Scholarship Program 2021 2. Taiwan Huayu Enrichment Scholarship Program 2021 (2, 3. 6 or 9 months)
Programs for: 1. M.A., Ph.D. Post Doctorate or research studies 2. Language Study programs
Fields: 1. All fields 2. Modern Chinese Language
1. The Taiwan Scholarship Program
In an effort to encourage outstanding international students to undertake degree studies in Taiwan so as to familiarize themselves with the academic environment in Taiwan, the Ministry of Education (MOE) establishes the Taiwan Scholarship Program. The Program offers scholarships to Swiss or Liechtenstein student to study for degree in Taiwan. For more information and useful tips about studying in Taiwan, check out the the Scholarship Office website.
2 scholarships for degree studies (Bachelor, Master, PhD) for Swiss students
2. Taiwan Huayu Enrichment Scholarship Program (HES)
The Ministry of Education (MOE) in the Republic of China (Taiwan) provides the Huayu Enrichment Scholarship (HES) for foreign Mandarin/Chinese learners including beginners to study at any accredited Mandarin center in a university or college in Taiwan.
Total of 24 months scholarships (short and long term language studies) for Swiss students.