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Name of ProgramMedicus Student Exchange Program 2020-2021
Scholarship Offer

Dr. Heinrich Medicus, a late Swiss professor at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Albany) made a permanent gift of stock to the Swiss Benevolent Society of New York (SBS) to establish an exchange program between Switzerland and the United States for qualified students and scholars. The program offers funding for pursuing study at the master’s or Ph.D. level, or teaching and research at post-doctoral level, at any recognized institution of higher education in the United States.

Medicus grants
2 - 5 partial grants up to US$ 5,000 each to be used toward the cost of tuition and other academic expenses. Grant lengths range from three months to one academic year, and are not renewable.

Application deadline 05.08.2019
Place of submission

swissuniversities, Scholarship Service, Effingerstrasse 15, P.O. Box, 3001 Bern


The application procedure for the Medicus Student Exchange Program is the same as for the Fulbright Program. swissuniversities also uses the Fulbright application forms for the Medicus grants.
Applicants for a Medicus grant must apply individually for university admission. To be definitely eligible for the grant, the selected candidates must have obtained an official letter of admission by the admissions’ office of the host university.

Further informationFurther information and application (Medicus Student Exchange Program)