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02/21/2017

Launch geodata4edu.ch

geodata4edu.ch ist das neue nationale Portal für...

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02/14/2017

Merkmale der PH und Strategie 2017-2020

Am 1. Februar 2017 hat die Kammer Pädagogische...

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02/01/2017

A National Open Access Strategy: Toward the Unrestricted Publication of Research Output

At its plenary assembly on Tuesday, 31 January...

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01/31/2017

Die europäischen Hochschulen fordern ein sofortiges Überdenken von Trumps Einreiseverbot

Die European University Association EUA ist...

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01/27/2017

Neue Governance für das Zulassungsverfahren für das Medizinstudium

swissuniversities übernimmt künftig mehr...

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01/19/2017

Echange et coopération en recherche et enseignement: opportunités européennes

La Commission recherche et développement de la...

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12/09/2016

SUDAC programme: first call for proposals launched

The swissuniversities Development and Cooperation...

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11/15/2016

EURAXESS website relaunch: we are online

The www.euraxess.ch website has been relaunched...

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11/10/2016

BREF – Brückenschläge mit Erfolg

Die Förderentscheide sind gefallen. Die nächste...

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11/03/2016

Sonderpädagogische Kompetenzen in der Ausbildung von Regelklassen-Lehrpersonen

Die Kammer der Pädagogischen Hochschulen von...

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Foreign government scholarships for Swiss students and researchers

On behalf of the Swiss government, the Scholarship Service of swissuniversities manages the foreign government scholarships of more than 30 countries. These scholarhips are available for Swiss students and/or researchers interested in studying or doing research abroad. In some cases artists may also apply. The government scholarships are funded by the host countries. swissuniversities does not have funds to award scholarships or grant loans.

We are responsible for the publication of scholarship offers and also for the application procedure and preselection of candidates unless the host country requires a direct or online application.

The types and terms of scholarships as well as the scholarship benefits vary considerably from country to country. It is, therefore, difficult to make general statements about government scholarships. Depending on the country, scholarships are awarded for studies, research, specializations, teaching, art or language courses with varying terms, from a few weeks to several years. In general, a government scholarship covers the cost of living and studying in the host country. However, several countries only offer partial scholarships. In this case, the scholarship holder must pay the remaining cost.

The list of the countries offering government scholarships is available here.