Other funding opportunities
swissuniversities occasionally receives information about various other funding opportunities from higher education institutions, research institutions or foundations abroad. Foreign higher education institutions often offer own scholarships for international students which are not announced worldwide. We therefore recommend advanced students, especially researchers, to contact the host university directly regarding financial aid.
The International Education Financial Aid website,, is the premier resource for financial aid, college scholarship and grant information for US and international students wishing to study abroad. At this site, they will find the most comprehensive college scholarship search and grant listings, plus international student loan programs and other information to promote study abroad.
Mawista-Stipendienprogramm: Stipendien für ein Auslandsstudium mit Kind
provides information on funding opportunities for studying, working or performing research in countries all over the world.
für Studierende aus Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz für ein Studium in Australien.
Scholarships for studying in Australia
Die schweizerische Eidgenossenschaft vergibt jedes Jahr bis zu 4 Stipendien für ein Nachdiplomstudium am Europa-Kolleg Brügge.
lists all relevant scholarships and bursaries free of charge. Students are matched to scholarships and bursaries when they create an account. In addition to matching, ScholarshipsCanada.com provides additional resources such as Scholarship Deadline Alerts.
: Opportunities for study and research in Canada
Shanghai Municipal People's Government has set up "" since 2006. It is established to fund distinctive prospective international students to study in higher educational institutions in Shanghai.
Established by the Research Grants Council (RGC) of Hong Kong in 2009, the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme (HKPFS) aims at attracting the best and brightest students in the world to pursue their PhD studies in Hong Kong's universities.
Scholarships for studying in Hong Kong
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EURAXESS connects researchers and entrepreneurs, allows universities and businesses to find talent and provides information about projects and funding.
Studienbeiträge der Finnischen Vereinigung der Freunde der Schweiz (SYS) in Helsinki für einen Studienaufenthalt in Finnland
Frankreich offeriert der Schweiz keine Regierungsstipendien.
Campus Bourses (Campus Scholarships) provides information on the scholarships offered to foreign students. lists all of the assistance provided by the States (French and foreign), regional authorities, companies, foundations and institutes of higher education.
Laa mis au point un dispositif original en quatre points pour soutenir les recherches dans les sciences cognitives:
Das Programm Germaine de Staël fördert die Zusammenarbeit zwischen französischen und schweizerischen Forschern durch Übernahme der Reise- und Übernachtungskosten bei Missionen beim Partnerteam. Der bewilligte Etatrahmen pro Projekt beläuft sich für das schweizerische Team auf 4.500 CHF pro Team und pro Jahr.
is open to experienced international researchers in all disciplines wishing to join a research laboratory in region Centre-Val de Loire (including universities, public research institutions and enterprises). The call for applications, open from November to February each year, offers four different innovative award formats designed to stimulate international scientific exchanges, to increase interdisciplinary research, to create synergies between academic disciplines and links with the industrial world and foster socio-economic development.
: Informationen zu den Fördermöglichkeiten des Deutschen Akademischen Austauschdienstes DAAD für ausländische Studierende, Graduierte, Promovierte und Hochschullehrer sowie zu Angeboten anderer ausgewählter Förderorganisationen.
Scholarship database of the DAAD: Information on various kinds of German Academic Exchange Service DAAD funding for foreign students, graduates and postdocs as well as on funding offered by other selected organisations.
Home fees and loans for Swiss students at British universities
When applying to a UK university as a potential 'home' fee student, it may be helpful to refer to a specific category of the regulations (often Category 7 Child of a Swiss National) from the beginning and to provide documentation to show that the conditions have been met or will be met.
Some aspects of the conditions in the regulations are open to interpretation. For example, the UK has no system of local registration which would prove the residency status and the term 'child' is not defined precisely. Therefore, it is often necessary that applicants communicate with their relevant university admissions office to find out which specific criteria need to be met and which type of documentation will be accepted.
Please note that it is required to be resident in the UK for some time prior to the start of the course. The deadline dates are given in the regulations. It is is likely that the applicant will be asked by the university to provide documentation to prove this.
The term "Child" is not defined with any age limit so that it may also be possible for a mature student or postgraduate student to be classified as a 'home' fee student, if their university admissions office agrees.
Update: May 2018
Thehas a facility allowing international students, from both inside and outside the EU, to search for, and gain advice on, scholarships.
A generous gift from the late Marquis de Amodio provides for the award of six or more scholarships each year to enable graduates of Swiss universities to undertake a course of advanced study at the University of Oxford as members of Lincoln College. The scholarships cover all University and College fees, college accommodation costs and a generous living allowance. They are tenable for up to three years.
The Newton International Fellowships Scheme was established in 2008 to select the very best early career postdoctoral researchers from all over the world and enable them to work at UK research institutions for two years. The scheme is offered by the Royal Society, British Academy and Academy of Medical Sciences.
In 1995 the Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation established an annual programme of grants and scholarships for research, study and artistic endeavour within Greece. The educational programme is intended exclusively for non-Greeks: members of national academies, university professors of all levels, PhD holders, post-doctorate researchers and doctoral candidates.
Das Staatssekretariat für Bildung, Forschung und Innovation SBFI finanziert jedes Jahr Stipendien für Studierende und Forschende aus der Schweiz, die am hier.zugelassen sind. Weitere Angaben finden Sie
| is a novel international PhD programme, which aims at providing innovative multidisciplinary and intersectoral training in Life and Biomaterial Sciences. It is co-funded by the COFUND scheme (Marie Skłodowska - Curie Actions).|
This programme pools the different and complementary expertise of 8 research institutes of the Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR), as well as the competencies of 3 Doctoral Schools and several academic, non-profit and industrial Partner Organizations.
INCIPT PhD programme will include:
INCIPIT will recruit 35 Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) through 2 calls for applicants. The first call was in January 2016. The second call is now open.
To promote international scientific cooperation, the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science JSPS encourages highly qualified researchers from the worldover to come to and conduct joint research activities with colleagues at Japanese universities and research institutes.
The Hosei University in Tokyo offers within its "" a few fellowship grants for a period of six months to young scholars from abroad who are, at least, enrolled in a doctoral degree program to carry out non-degree research.
Every year, the Matsumae International Foundation (MIF) invites about 20 foreign researchers to Japan under the Fellowship Program of MIF. Applicants are free to select host institutions (universities, national research institutions or the corresponding facilities in private sector) in which to carry out their research of 3-6 months in Japan.
Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO) is an independent administrative institution established under the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (Monbukagakusho). JASSO comprehensively administers scholarship loan programs, support programs for international students, and student support programs.
Annually, the in Europe grants up to 15 Fellowships to highly qualified European and Japanese researchers in all fields. Applicants do not have to be currently enrolled or employed at the time of applying. Canon Foundation Fellowships are for a minimum period of three months up to maximum of one year. Canon Fellows from Europe are free to choose their host institutes and hosts in Japan. Canon Foundation Research Fellowships may be applied for when an agreement on co-operation and on a research plan has been reached between the guest researcher and the proposed host institution. The annual deadline for applications is September 15.
Scholarships for studying in Korea
Young Researchers Exchange Programme between Korea and Switzerland
Stipendien von GOzealand! für Studierende aus Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz für ein Studium in Neuseeland.
Die schweizerische Eidgenossenschaft vergibt jedes Jahr bis zu 4 Stipendien für ein Nachdiplomstudium am Europa-Kolleg Natolin.
The Ulam Programme - Mobility grants for post-doctoral researchers
The Poland My First Choice scholarship programme aims to encourage young talented people from several countries, including Switzerland, to pursue studies at the best Polish HEIs. The Programme offers an opportunity to pursue full-time second-cycle studies in Polish or in another language at public and private HEIs on all fields of study offered by institutions offering education at highest level, with a monthly scholarship amounting to PLN 2,000 (ca. EUR 460) to cover the living allowance during the period of education in Poland. In the case of public HEIs, the Programme also offers an exemption from education fees.
Work Holiday Programme (WHP)
Theis a Ph.D. program, started in 2002, by Academia Sinica, the foremost research institution of Taiwan. In cooperation with top universities in Taiwan, Academia Sinica offers advanced, inter-disciplinary Ph.D. Programs in different fields that span the natural and physical sciences, as well as computational linguistics. TIGP students learn in all-English teaching and research environments, and enjoy access to world-class faculty and state-of-the-art research facilities at Academia Sinica and partner universities.
Theis established by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) to award foreign experts and scholars interested in researches related to Taiwan, cross-strait relations, mainland China, Asia-Pacific region and Sinology to conduct advanced research at universities or academic institutions in Taiwan.
Thein Taiwan is designed for foreign professors, associate professors, assistant professors (including post-doctoral researchers) and doctoral candidates in departments related to Chinese studies at foreign universities, as well as researchers at related foreign academic institutes. The content of the research, to be undertaken in Taiwan, should be focused mainly on Taiwan or Chinese studies.
Thewas established in 1989 in memory of the late President of the Republic of China, Chiang Ching-kuo (1910-1988). The Foundation aims to encourage scholars at academic institutions throughout the world to undertake research projects in the humanities and social sciences that can shed new light on Chinese culture and society, as well as engage in international cooperation and exchange.
The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK) grants fellowships for international highly qualified PhD students and young post-doctoral researchers to pursue their research in Turkey.
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