The Fulbright Program in Switzerland offers students and scholars with Swiss citizenship and English proficiency funding to pursue studies at the master’s or Ph.D. level or to teach and do research at post-doctoral level. This can be done at any recognized institution of higher education in the United States in almost any field of study. Depending on the program, grant lengths range from three months to one academic year.
Applicants will be supported throughout their application and admission process, will obtain a free J1 visa and will be supported by the American host institute during the entire grant period. Through the program, the applicant can become part of the global community of Fulbright alumni, be connected to the prestigious established community of U.S. researchers and academics, and form an international network of like-minded people.
Ideal applicants are well-rounded people who are academically well prepared, active in their community or even globally engaged, eager to get an insight into U.S. society and values and ready to meet new people.
How to win a Fulbright scholarship: U.S. News spoke with numerous Fulbright Program Advisers, Fulbright alumni, and ECA Assistant Secretary Marie Royce about what makes a strong Fulbright application. The article offers an excellent overview of the Program’s history and eligibility requirements in addition to words of advice for prospective applicants. Read the article
Candidates can apply for either the Fulbright Foreign Student Program or the Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program.