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, you will find the most comprehensive college scholarship search and grant listings, plus international student loan programs and other information to promote study abroad.
Mittelpunkt der Fördertätigkeit derist die Unterstützung deutscher und ausländischer Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftler auf dem Gebiet der Historischen Geisteswissenschaften. Eine Bewerbung ist unabhängig von der Nationalität des Antragstellers und dem Ort des Arbeitsplatzes möglich. Gefördert werden insbesondere Forschungsvorhaben aus folgenden Bereichen: Archäologie, Geschichtswissenschaften, Historische Islamwissenschaften, Kunstgeschichte, Rechtsgeschichte, Ur- und Frühgeschichte, Wissenschaftsgeschichte.
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.
(AE), established in 2007 in Finland, offers students an opportunity to take part in study abroad semesters at selected partner universities in Asia. The destination countries are currently China, Indonesia, Thailand and South Korea.
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
The objective of the China Scholarship Council CSC is to provide financial assistance to the Chinese citizens wishing to study abroad and to the foreign citizens wishing to study in China in order to develop the educational, scientific and technological, and cultural exchanges and economic and trade cooperation between China and other countries, to strengthen the friendship and understanding between Chinese people and the people of all other countries.
In addition to the wide array of European Commission funding, the "" (version June 2015) lists schemes offered by the member states of the EU and countries associated to the Horizon 2020, the EU's Research and Innovation Framework Programme. It also lists some Chinese funding schemes open to international researchers, and those offered by other foundations or research bodies.
In order to further the development of international student education and attract more outstanding international students to study in Shanghai, the Shanghai Municipal Education Commission established thefor International Students in 2005. It offers funds to prospective international students to pursue a bachelor’s degree or higher at institutions of higher education 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
The Academic Research Grant of the Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC) of the Macao S.A.R. Government is established to encourage original academic research on the culture of Macao, and on the exchange between Macao, Mainland China and other countries.
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Frankreich offeriert der Schweiz keine Regierungsstipendien.
, the grant search engine of CampusFrance: CampusBourses contains data on grant and scholarship programs of national and local governments, corporations, foundations, and institutions 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 (
: 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 2017
Thehas a facility allowing international students, from both inside and outside the EU, to search for, and gain advice on, scholarships.
Up to six 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.
Thewas established in 2008 to select the very best early stage postdoctoral researchers from all over the world and enable them to work at UK research institutions for a period of two years. The Fellowships are available for researchers in all disciplines in the physical, natural and social sciences and the humanities.
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.
|Ireland||The Hardiman Research Scholarships and Dr Tony Ryan Research Scholarships at NUI Galway in Ireland|
The Hardiman Research Scholarships and Dr Tony Ryan Research Scholarships are fully funded for four years, with a stipend of €16,000 p.a. plus fees. The Scholarships offer opportunities for suitably qualified individuals to pursue a Structured PhD focused on the five key areas of research in which the University offers leading expertise. These are:
All information relating to these scholarships are available at.
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 "Hosei International Fund (HIF) Foreign Scholars Fellowship Program" a few fellowship grants for a period ranging from six to twelve 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 (university research laboratories, national research institutions or the corresponding facilities of private industry) 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
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.
POLONEZ is an NCN fellowship programme, cofunded from the EU H2020 Marie Skłodowska Curie Actions, supporting international incoming researchers working in the broad field of basic reasearch, regardless of thier nationality. It is targeted at researchers who may apply for 12 or 24 month fellowships in host institutions in Poland, both academic and nonacademic, public or private.
Work Holiday Programme (WHP)
Thesupports study/research/teaching/artistic mobility of international students, PhD students, university teachers, researchers and artists at higher education institutions and research organisations. It supports two-way mobility - international scholarship holders to Slovakia, as well as Slovak scholarship holders abroad. The programme offers scholarships to cover living costs during the stay and travel allowances (all categories in case of scholarship holders from Slovakia; students and PhD students in case of international scholarship holders).
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 Chinese studies to conduct advanced research at universities or academic institutions in Taiwan.
Thein Taiwan is designed for foreign professors, associate professors, assistant professors 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 within the field of 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 in the fields of Natural Sciences, Engineering and Technological Sciences, Medical Sciences, Agricultural Sciences, Social Sciences and Humanities. The program aims to promote Turkey’s scientific and technological collaboration with countries of the prospective researchers.
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Vermittlung von akademischen Stipendien und Sportstipendien in den USA