The Hon Dan Tehan MP, Minister for Education, officially launched the 'Destination Australia Program' in 2019.
Destination Australia Call 2020
Only Australian tertiary education provider are eligible to apply for grants.
Important information for Swiss applicants: Foreign students must be enrolled in an Australian university and can then apply through their host institution in Australia for the scholarship. For detailed information about the application procedure please contact your host institution in Australia.
The $93.7 million Destination Australia Program allows tertiary education providers, including vocational education and training and higher education providers, to apply for funding through a competitive grants process to administer and promote scholarships for Australian and international students who live and study in regional Australia.
Scholarships are valued at $15,000 per student, per year, and will be available for students undertaking a Certificate IV through to PhD.
For the purposes of the Destination Australia Program, a regional location is classified as any area outside of Major Cities of Australia, in line with the Australian Bureau of Statistics' Australian Statistical Geography Standard Remoteness Structure. Further information about the Destination Australia Grants can be found at https://www.education.gov.au/destination-australia
The application form must be submitted by the Australian Higher Education Institution to the Australian Ministry of Education.
Place of Submission
Oline application by the Australian Higher Education Institution
The Australian Government has announced there will be no further rounds of the Endeavour Leadership Program (ELP). Recipients of previous rounds of the ELP will continue to be supported. For further information: Endeavour Leadership Program
Announcement and Further Information
Application Help Information about the Application process is available on the GrantConnect and Community Grants Hub websites. Applicants must submit any questions relating to the Program or this Application process in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org
Applicants may submit these questions up until five Business Days prior to the Closing Time and Date. A response will be provided within five business days. Applicants may direct any general enquiries, requests for technical help or support in using and/or submitting the Application Form by: •Phone 1800020283 •Email to email@example.com
For information regarding other funding opportunities you may wish to view the information on the Study in Australia website.
Name of Program
Regierungsstipendien des Österreichischen Bundesministeriums für Wissenschaft und Forschung BMWF
Das österreichische Bundesministerium für Wissenschaft und Forschung stellt auch für das Studienjahr 2020/21 für Studierende, Graduierte, Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftler wieder Stipendien zur Verfügung. Die Stipendienausschreibung erfolgt mittels der Österreichischen Datenbank für Stipendien und Forschungsförderung www.grants.at (Deutsch und Englisch). Diese enthält neben den Stipendien des Bundesministeriums für Wissenschaft und Forschung auch Informationen über Stipendienprogramme anderer Institutionen.
- Sommerkurse 2020
- Programme „Franz Werfel“, „Richard Plaschka“ und „Ernst Mach- Weltweit“
Government of Brunei Darussalam Scholarship to Foreign Students 2020/2021
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs invites applications for the Government of Brunei Darussalam Scholarship.
Tenable in Brunei Darussalam, the scholarship award provides applicants with the opportunity to undertake Diploma, Undergraduate Degree and Postgraduate Master's Degree at any one of the following institutions of higher education: • Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD), • Universiti Islam Sultan Sharif Ali (UNISSA), • Universiti Teknologi Brunei (UTB) and • Politeknik Brunei (PB).
The endorsement and official declaration, which is part of the application form, will be completed by the Scholarship Service of swissuniversities. Please contact the Scholarship Service at least one week before the application deadline.
The call for application 2020-2021 in Switzerland is now closed.
In order to promote the mutual understanding, cooperation and exchanges in various fields between China and other countries, the Chinese government has set up a series of scholarship programs to sponsor international students, teachers and scholars to study and conduct research in Chinese universities.
China Scholarship Council CSC, entrusted by the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China MOE, is responsible for the enrollment and the administration of Chinese Government Scholarship programs.
289 designated Chinese universities offer a wide variety of academic programs in science, engineering, agriculture, medicine, economics, legal studies, management, education, history, literature, philosophy, and fine arts for scholarship recipients at all levels.
For detailed information, the list of universities in China and online registration please refer to: www.campuschina.org
This year's offer to Switzerland includes:
21 Full-scholarships (tuition, accomodation, health insurance and monthly allowance)
25 Partial-scholarships (waiver for study fee and health insurance)
Download the documents here below and read carefully the offer, the list of documents to prepare and the instructions for the online registration.
Application documents to be sent to swissuniversities: 31 December 2019
Governmental scholarships offered by Colombia for the academic year 2019/2020
The Colombian Government, through ICETEX (http://www.icetex.gov.co), offers 50 postgraduate scholarships to foreign citizens of all nationalities interested in pursuing specializations, masters or PhD programs in Colombia.
Do not have Colombian nationality
Not residing oder having started studies in Colombia
Maximum 50 years old
Have a professional or bachelor's degree in any field
Have a GPA of 4.0 out of 5.0 or its equivalent in the Colombian scale
High level of Spanish language (Reading, Writing and Speaking), minimum level B2 in the DELE or SIELE exam
The Call for the NIIED 2020 KGSP Graduate Scholarships is now open.
The Korean Government represented by the National Institute for International Education Development (NIIED) offers Graduate Scholarships to several countries, including Switzerland. NIIED has announced the application guidelines of the 2020 Korean Government Scholarship Program for Graduate Degrees.
REQUIREMENTS ○ Applicants must be under 40 years of age as of September 1, 2020 (born after September 1, 1980)
ELIGIBILITY - Academic professors who are under 45 years of age as of September 1, 2020 (born after September 1, 1975 - Applicants must hold or must be expected to hold a Bachelor’s, Master’s or a Doctoral degree by August 31st, 2020. - Doctoral Program Applicants: Must hold a Master’s degree or a level of education equivalent to a Master’s degree - Master’s Program Applicants: Must hold a Bachelor’s degree or a level of education equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree - Research Program Applicants: Must hold a degree or a level of education equivalent to or higher than a Master’s degree and must have received an invitation from one of NIIED’s designated Korean universities.
HEALTH ○ All applicants must be in good health, both mentally and physically, to study in Korea for the full duration of degree or research programs. ○ All applicants must submit Form 6 or the “Personal Medical Assessment” at the time of applying.
NOTES FOR ALL APPLICANTS ○ All application documents must be written either in Korean or English. ○ Documents written in languages other than Korean or English must accompany a complete Korean or English translation, authenticated by the issuing institution or notarized by a notary public. ○ All application documents must be presented in their original forms. If an applicant has to submit photocopied documents, applicant MUST have the photocopies notarized, apostilled, or receive consular confirmation and submit those certified documents. ○ All documents submitted will NOT be returned to the applicants in any case. ○ Application documents must be submitted in the order of the checklist on the first page of the application forms. Each required document must be numbered and labeled on the top right corner. ○ Any fraudulent or incomplete applications will be disregarded.
The following two scholarship programmes are available for Swiss applicants:
A/1 One semester studies for students of Croatian Language abroad
Eligible applicants: undergraduate (BA/BSc) and graduate (MA/MSc) students currently enrolled in studies, especially those majoring in Croatian Language and Literature, as well as graduate students working on their theses. Before application, students are required to have completed a minimum of two semesters at their home institutions
F Summer course of Croatian language and literature in August 2020 (2 weeks)
Eligible applicants: foreign students of Croatian and Slavic Studies who are currently enrolled in studies in foreign universities. Also, lecturers (professors, senior assistants with a PhD and teaching/research assistants) who teach Croatian language and literature at foreign universities. The scholarship type F is granted for the Croatian Seminar for Foreign Slavic Studies Students in Dubrovnik from 17th to 28th August 2020 organised by the Zagreb School of Slavic Studies.
Place of Submission
The application procedure for Swiss applicants consists of two steps:
A/1 One semester studies for students of Croatian Language abroad: Candidates for this scholarship can only be nominated by the Croatian language fellows at higher education institutions in Switzerland.
F Summer course 2020 in Dubrovnik: A minimum level of language competence is B1 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (it applies to understanding, speaking and writing). Preference will be given to candidates with a level of the Croatian language competence B2 and higher.
Danish Government Scholarships for Summer Language Courses 2020
Denmark offers a pool of scholarships to several countries, including Switzerland, on a competitive multilateral basis. Swiss students can apply for a scholarship under the Cultural Agreements programme to attend a Danish Summer Language Course.
The summer language courses in Danish are open to bachelor, master's and PhD students. The courses offer foreign students Danish language instruction at all levels, while showcasing Denmark and Danish culture. They feature a minimum of 3 hours of language instruction a day accompanied by excursions and cultural activities. The Danish Summer Language Courses last 3 weeks and are offered during the months of July and August 2020. The courses are offered by a number of different course providers, located in different regions of Denmark.
There are 225 scholarships available in 2020. Accepted students receive free tuition. Additionally, accepted students receive free room and board or a scholarship of 5,000 DKK to contribute to costs of room and board.
Place of Submission
Applicants should apply directly to the course organiser.
Students can send an application to one first priority course provider and one second priority course provider. Please note that you can only apply for one course as their first priority. Applications from students who apply to several course providers as their first priority will not be taken into consideration. You can also choose to opt-in for the general waiting list for the course providers you have not selected as your first or second priority.
Estonian Government Scholarships for International Students 2020-2021
The Estonian Ministry of Education and Research and Archimedes Foundation offer scholarships to foreign nationals in the framework of the Estonian Scholarship Programme for international students, researchers and academic staff.
Scholarships for short courses The purpose of the scholarship for short courses is to support participation in short courses of Estonian language and culture organised by the Estonian institutions of higher education as well as in summer and winter schools related to the degree programmes taught in English. The scholarship can be awarded to BA, MA and PhD students who are enrolled to the higher education institution abroad at least one year by the time of application. The scholarship can include a course fee in the amount of up to 500 EUR and the cost of accommodation in the amount of up to 25 EUR per night for a maximum period of 4 weeks.
Scholarships for researchers Scholarships for researchers can be awarded to researchers and academic staff of higher education institutions abroad. They are divided into short-term (1-9 days) and long-term (10 days – 10 calendar months) scholarships and can be used for research, teaching, collaboration with colleagues etc. The subsistence rates are 45 EUR per day and 660 EUR per month respectively.
Scholarships for short courses: Application period is from 19.02.2020 to 19.03.2020
Scholarships for researchers: Application period is from 01.04.2020 to 01.05.2020
Place of Submission
The application with the supporting documents should be submitted electronically via the application system.
Scholarships for short courses: The candidate should pre-register to the course for applying for the scholarship.
Scholarships for researchers: The decision to award a grant to the applicant does not guarantee his/her admittance to the institution of interest. The applicant should submit the necessary documents directly to the host institution and the decision on admission shall be taken before the scholarship decision.
DAAD-Stipendienangebote für die Schweiz DAAD-Scholarships for Switzerland
Der Deutsche Akademische Austauschdienst DAAD ist die weltweit größte Förderorganisation für den internationalen Austausch von Studierenden und Wissenschaftlern. Länderspezifische Angebote sind unter www.funding-guide.de abrufbar.
SCHWEIZ Der DAAD offeriert Stipendien an Schweizer postgraduale Studierende, Forschende und Künstler.
The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is the largest funding organisation in the world supporting the international exchange of students and scholars. Country specific offres are listed under: www.funding-guide.de
SWITZERLAND The DAAD offer scholarships to Swiss postgraduate students, researchers and students in the fields of art.
siehe Programme see programme details
Place of Submission
Online Portal Online application
Bewerbungsfristen und Einreicheort beachten! Please note application deadlines and address for paper applications!
Name of Program
Japanese Government Research Scholarship 2020
The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) offers one or two scholarships to Swiss students and artists who wish to study at Japanese universities as research students under the Japanese Government MEXT Scholarship Program for 2020.
The Embassy of Japan in Switzerland and the Scholarship Service of swissuniversies conduct the preliminary screening which consits of a document inspection, written language examinations (Japanese, English) and an interview.
FIELDS OF STUDY: Fields of study must be subjects which applicants will be able to study and research at Japanese universities.
QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Swiss nationality. 2. Applicants must have been born on or after April 2, 1985 3. Applicants must be university graduates and have completed at least 16 years of formal edcation. 4. Major field of study: An applicant should apply for the field of study he/she studies at the previous university or any related field. An applicant must choose a field on which he/she can receive education and perform research at the university of his/her choice. 5. Japanese language: Aapplicants must be willing to learn Japanese language. Applicants must be interested in Japan and be willing to deepen their understanding of Japan after arriving in Japan. Applicants must also have the ability to do research and adapt to living in Japan.
ARRIVAL IN JAPAN:
April or October 2020 (see application guidelines)
8 July, 2019 Reception deadline at Japan Information and Culture Center, Postfach 3001 Bern
Examination and Interview: 19 July, 2019: Interview and written language test at JICC, Engestrasse 43, 3012 Bern
Place of Submission
Japan Information and Culture Center, Postfach 3001 Bern
JICC Embassy of Japan in Berne E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 031 305 15 87
The Leading House Asia in partnership with the Greater Nagoya Initiative offers internship positions at local SMEs of the Nagoya Prefecture, Japan. The instrument funds 3-month internship scholarships at partnering SMEs. • Number of internship positions: 1 • Eligibility: Bachelor or Masters students from Swiss universities, Universities of Applied Sciences and research institutes are invited to apply. • Funding: Scholarships will cover travel costs and a monthly living allowance (cf. job description). • Deadline: 8 March 2020 • Details: ETH Global
Internship scholarships in Korea
The Leading House Asia in partnership with the Science and Technology Office of the Swiss Embassy in Seoul offers internship positions at Korean startups. The instrument funds 3-month internship scholarships at 5 partnering startups. • Number of internship positions: 5 • Eligibility: Bachelor or Masters students from Swiss universities, Universities of Applied Sciences and research institutes are invited to apply. • Funding: Scholarships will cover travel costs and a monthly living allowance (cf. respective job descriptions). • Deadline: 8 March 2020 • Details: ETH Global
Name of Program
Modern Greek Language and Culture Scholarships
SCHOLARSHIPS OFFERED TO NON-GREEK NATIONALS TO ATTEND COURSES AND SEMINARS IN GREECE IN THE MODERN GREEK LANGUAGE AND CULTURE
The State Scholarships Foundation (Ι.Κ.Υ.) offers up to fifty (50) scholarships to foreign nationals from countries worldwide in order to attend courses and seminars in the Modern Greek Language and Culture.
Greek Language: This programme offers learning opportunities at beginner, intermediate and advanced levels following a placement test and subject to sufficient students’ number.
History and Culture: Beneficiaries will be introduced to Greek History, Culture and Arts through seminars, educational visits to the sites of the city of study and excursions to other historic sites of Greece.
Cultural Programme: Cultural events are included in the course where an active participation is required.
DURATION OF THE SCHOLARSHIP
The duration of this scholarship is seven (7) months and is only offered for a specific course in the Modern Greek language and culture organised mainly at one Greek University. The University, which will hold this course, will be decided by the I.K.Y after a selection process.
REQUIREMENTS FOR ELIGIBILITY
Applicants should: - Be nationals of any country of the world excluding Greece (not with dual nationality – both foreign and Greek). - Hold a graduate degree from a non-Greek University outside Greece. - Not exceed the fortieth (40th) year of age - Be not permanent residents in Greece. - The knowledge of the Greek language acquired during this specific course should contribute to enhance the candidates work opportunities and to promote the Greek language and culture in their countries.
Applicants must meet the above requirements by the application deadline.
DOCUMENTS TO BE SUBMITTED
1. An application form, duly completed, signed and with one recent photograph attached. 2. An up-to-date curriculum vitae according to the european template “Europass” (in English or Greek language). 3. Certified copies of University Diplomas – Degrees. 4. Certificates indicating the knowledge of Greek (if any) or English or French language. 5. Two (2) letters of reference (in Greek, English or French) by a University Professor. 6. A written evidence of employment as a teacher of Greek, if any. 7. A recent (issued 1 month approximately prior to the application submission) health certificate by a national hospital or from the relevant recognized health service stating that the applicant does not suffer from any infectious diseases. 8. A copy of a valid passport / national identity card.
The above original documentation requested shall be submitted through the Greek Diplomatic Authorities.
Only the application form and the curriculum vitae shall also be submitted earlier (as word documents) to the email: email@example.com
THE SCHOLARSHIP BENEFITS
The scholarship covers the following costs: - Free meals and accommodation in University residence or in flats provided by the University which will undertake the programme. - A monthly allowance of 150, 00€ (net amount) for personal expenses. - 200, 00€ for initial expenses. - Free emergency medical treatment under the Greek National Health Service (only in public hospitals). European citizens should have the European Insurance Illness Card from their insurance agency of their country. - Tuition fees and other relevant costs
Place of Submission
The requsted application documents shall be submitted through the Greek Diplomatic Authorities.
In Switzerland: Embassy of Greece in Bern, Weltpoststrasse 4, Postfach 72, 3015 Bern
International Hindi Courses at Kendriya Hindi Sansthan Agra
Indian Government Scholarships for Hindi Language Courses
Institute is inviting application forms for International Hindi Courses at Kendriya Hindi Sansthan" Agra under the Govt. of India's scheme of 'Propagation of Hindi Abroad'. The scheme is administered by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India.
Admission Prospectus-cum-Application forms for International Hindi Courses at KHS can be downloaded from the link and downloads given below.
The Government of the Republic of Indonesia scholarships to several countries, including Switzerland.
Darmasiswa is a one year non-degree scholarship program offered to all foreign students from countries which have diplomatic relationship to study Indonesian language (Bahasa Indonesia), art and culture in 72 universities. This program is organized by the Ministry of Education and Culture MoEC, Republic of Indonesia.
Icelandic Government Scholarships for Studies in Icelandic at the University of Iceland 2020-2021
The Icelandic Ministry of Education, Science and Culture awards on a competitive multilateral basis scholarships to several countries - including Switzerland – for studies in Icelandic as a second language at the University of Iceland, Reykjavík. Approximately 17 scholarships are available for the period from September 1st 2020 to April 30th 2021.
Eligibility The scholarships are intended for students of modern Icelandic. Students must have completed at least one year of University study. Students must also have prior knowledge of Icelandic according to the requirements for BA study in Icelandic as a second language (Icelandic knowledge on the level with the courses Icelandic Online 1 and 2). Preference will, as a rule, be given to a candidate under 35 years of age.
Scholarship The scholarship covers registration fees at the University and a monthly stipend that should cover room and board for one person, payable at the beginning of each month, September to April. A room will be available for rent in one of the University dormitory, Gamli Garður.
01. 12. 2019
Place of Submission
Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies, International Office, Thingholtsstraeti, 29, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland
Applicants need to apply separately to the University of Iceland.
A special committee in Iceland evaluates the applications and its decision will be announced to the candidates by January 2020.
If a scholarship recipient wishes to extend the scholarship for an additional year he/she has to apply to the Institute before 1 December. No one will be granted a scholarship for more than three times.
The government of Israel offers scholarships to several countries including Switzerland. Israel determines the conditions of the eligibility for the candidates and sets the deadline for the handing in of the applications.
The following types of scholarships are offered:
Summer language courses (Ulpan)
One academic year (October to June) for a maximum of eight months (M.A., Ph.D. Post Doctorate or research studies)
26. November 2019
Place of Submission
Scholarship Service of swissuniversities, Effingerstrasse 15, Postfach 3001 Bern
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FOR THE ACADEMIC YEAR 2019-2020.
The Italian Government offers scholarships to foreign students including Swiss students and Italian citizens resident abroad (IRE) to pursue study, training, and/or research programs at Italian Higher Education Institutes, both public and legally recognised. The list of these institutions is available at https://studyinitaly.esteri.it.
The scholarships are offered for the following type of courses:
Master’s Degree (Laurea Magistrale 2° ciclo)
Courses of Higher Education in Arts, Music, and Dance (AFAM)
Research under academic supervision (Progetti in co-tutela)
Italian Language and Culture Courses (for a period of 3 months). Italian Language and Culture Courses - Grants for Italian language and culture courses are awarded exclusively for a period of 3 (three) months to students currently attending an Italian course at a Universityor at an Italian Cultural Institute. Applicants must provide a certificate of their proficiency in Italian language. The minimum level required is A2 within the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). (https://www.linguaitaliana.esteri.it/data/lingua/corsi/pdf/tabella_certificazioni.pdf)
Applicants who meet the following requirements by the deadline of this call ( new: June 7th, 2019, 2 p.m. C.E.T.) may apply for a grant:
Applications must only be submitted by foreign students not residing in Italy* and by Italian citizens living abroad (IRE)** holding an appropriate academic qualification required to enroll to the Italian University/Institute (more information on: studyinitaly.esteri.it/en/Recognition-of-qualification ).
Applicants for Master’s Degree/Higher Education in Arts, Music, and Dance (AFAM) Programmes/ Italian Language and Culture Courses should not be over 28 years old by the deadline of this call (June 7, 2019), with the sole exception of renewals.
Applicants for PhD Programmes should not be over 30 years old by the deadline of this call (June 7, 2019), with the sole exception of renewals.
Applicants for Research Projects under academic supervision should not be over 40 years old by the deadline of this call (June 7, 2019).
For Italian-taught courses:
In order to enroll in an Italian-taught course, applicants must provide a certificate of their proficiency in Italian language. The minimum level required is B2 within the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR): (https://www.linguaitaliana.esteri.it/data/lingua/corsi/pdf/tabella_certificazioni.pdf).
For English-taught courses:
In this case applicants must provide a language certificate of their proficiency in English Language. The minimum level required is B2 within the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). Proof of proficiency in Italian is not required for courses entirely taught in English.
The Latvian State Scholarships for studies, research or summer schools 2020/2021
Latvia offers scholarships to foreign students, researchers and teaching staff for studies, research and participation in summer schools in Latvian higher education institutions in the 2020/2021 academic year. The Ministry of Education and Science of Latvia has delegated the administration of the Latvian state scholarships to the State Education Development Agency (Valsts izglītības attīstības aģentūra – VIAA).
Latvian scholarships for studies
Language of instruction at Latvian higher education institutions is mainly Latvian, however there are a few study programmes offered in English (please, visit the website www.studyinlatvia.lv for more information). Applications for bachelor's and the first level of professional higher education studies will be accepted from students who have successfully completed at least one academic year of studies (at their home higher education institution or at a Latvian higher education institution if they already have been studying in Latvia) at the moment of application (February, March 2020). Scholarships for bachelor's and master's studies are granted for one academic year – a time period up to 10 months (for PhD-students – up to 11 months). Scholarship for master's studies in the study programmes of Latvian philology, Latvian literature, Latvian culture and Latvian history can be granted for two academic years, i.e. for the duration of master's study programme.
Latvian fellowships for research
Only academic or scientific staff of foreign higher education and research institutions are eligible candidates for the Latvian state fellowship for research. The fellowship is granted for a time period of up to 5 months.
Latvian scholarships for summer schools
Only students, academic and research staff of foreign higher education institutions are eligible for the Latvian scholarship for participation in summer schools.
The call for applications is open on 1 February 2020, the deadline is 1 April 2020.
Place of Submission
Study and research stays: Applications for scholarships for studies or research at Latvian higher education institutions have to be submitted online to VIAA.
Summer schools: Information on how to apply for the scholarship for participation in summer schools can be found on the website of the higher education institution in Latvia organizing the summer school.
A copy of a letter of the relevant Latvian higher education and research institution, confirming the student's or researchers' opportunity to study in the chosen study programme or to do research work there is needed.
The Call for the Lithuanian State Scholarships 2020/2021 is open now.
To fund their studies students may apply for scholarships.
Students of all fields, lecturers and researchers of foreign countries are eligible to apply for Lithuanian state scholarships. Citizens of the European Union can apply for the state funded place at the university of their choice and study in Lithuania for free.
Lithuanian State Scholarships Programme is designed for the advanced students, lecturers or researchers of foreign higher education and research institutions to enable them to study at higher education institutions of the Republic of Lithuania.
Financial provisions depend on the home country of an applicant. In most cases scholarships cover both – tuition fee and living expenses.
The Malaysia International Scholarship (MIS) is an initiative by the Malaysian Government to attract the best brain from around the world to pursue advanced academic studies in Malaysia. This scholarship aims to support Malaysian Government's effort to attract, motivate and retain talented human capital from abroad. Talented international students with excellent academic records and outstanding co-curricular backgrounds are welcomed to apply for this scholarship and further their studies in any selected and well-established Malaysian public and private universities.
This scholarship is divided into two (2) categories of study:
Mexican Government's Merit Awards for International Students 2020
As part of a reciprocal exchange, the government of Mexico, represented by the Mexican Agency for International Development Cooperation (AMEXCID), offers 4 scholarships to Switzerland for undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate study and research.
The scholarships are offered for the institutions and programs specified in the "List of Institutions and Academic Programs" in order to conduct academic activities from 1st of March to the 10th of December 2020 (No scholarships will be awarded for studies started after the 10th of December 2020).
Requirements for all applicants:
Applicants must hold a Bachelor’s, Master’s or Ph.D. Degree, as required by the program for which the scholarship is requested. Technical and/or commercial degree titles are not accepted. For the cases of mobility at the Bachelor's level, it will not be necessary to submit a diploma, only proof of studies of the last academic period completed, issued by the institution of origin.
Applicants must have achieved a minimum grade point average of eighty (80), on a scale of 0 to 100, or the equivalent, for the last academic degree received. Applications with a lower grade point average will not be considered.
Applicants must be accepted or currently enrolled in a program of the participating Mexican institutions.
Scholarships are not granted for direct Ph.D. programs (combined M.A. and Ph.D. programs), distance learning programs, open or online education.
The following academic programs are not eligible for scholarships: Business Administration, Plastic Surgery, Accounting, Marketing, Advertising and Publicity, Dentistry and Odontology, as well as related fields.
The results will be announced from January 15th, 2020 through the Mexican Embassy in Bern.
The acceptance procedure for a Mexican institution and the corresponding letter is independent of the scholarship program. Applicants must manage directly their admission to the study program at any of the participating Mexican institutions.
The scholarship fund is intended for scholars of Dutch and other academics, preferably attached to departments of Dutch at foreign universities. These academics conduct research relevant to the Dutch studies and are not eligible for other national or international scholarship programmes. The academics stay at a university within the Dutch-speaking region or outside this region if this is relevant for the research. In all cases the research should be carried out within the framework of a thesis or habilitation (academic position).
A scholarship for a study period in the Netherlands or Flanders will be awarded for a maximum of six months. The scholarship can be used to pay for costs incurred while carrying out specific aspects of the research. The scholarship cannot be used for replacement of a salary. It is also not possible to use the scholarship to fund a scientific publication.
Place of Submission
Dutch Language Union/Nederlandse Taalunie
This scholarship is not applicable to Post-Doc research projects.
Within the framework of a reciprocal exchange, the Republic of Poland, represented by the Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange NAWA, offers 4 scholarships of 9 months each to Switzerland. The scholarships can be divided into short scholarships of i.e. 1 month or granted for a semester or a full academic year.
The scholarships are offered for the following objectives:
completing an academic internship;
completion of higher studies (first cycle, second cycle, long-cycle master's degree or education at doctoral school); higher education or education at doctoral school may be preceded by a preparatory course for studies;
obtaining materials for academic work;
conducting teaching activities in the host centre;
other form or forms of scientific or academic activity related to the completion of studies, a doctoral dissertation or academic work.
In the case of an application for an internship, semester studies or a study visit, the applicant shall also enclose the invitation from the host centre, signed by the head of the unit, confirming the will to receive the scholarship holder for the requested period of time. In the case of an application for full studies, the applicant has to meet the recruitment requirements of the selected university.
Participation in the Programme may be applied for individuals who are:
secondary school graduates who, at the start of the Programme (i.e. beginning of their education in Poland), hold a school-leaving certificate, giving them the right to study in the country of issue of the certificate in any field of studies and in any type of university, or
students at foreign universities, or
have the status of a doctoral student in a foreign system of higher education and science, or
are graduates of higher studies who obtained a diploma no earlier than within two years before the current recruitment and have the recommendation of their university – applying for admission to the next level of education, or
are employees of a foreign institution of science and higher education conducting research or teaching activities
Students with dual citizenship (Poland/CH) are not eligible for Polish Government scholarships, even if they live and study in Switzerland. Applicants who are already studying in Poland cannot apply for a scholarship. Exceptions to this rule are possible under certain circumstances.
Amount of Scholarship
Level of Studies
Monthly Rate of Scholarship
First cycle studies (Polish equivalent of the Bachelor's degree)
Second cycle studies (Master's degree)
In addition, full programme students in Poland are entitled to:
(in the first year of studies) the first monthly scholarship increased by PLN 500, intended to cover the costs of settlement in Poland (applies to persons who have not completed studies at a lower level in Poland)
(in the last year of studies) the last monthly scholarship increased by PLN 500, to cover the costs related to the preparation of the diploma thesis
Meals in the refectory and accommodation in student dormitories are at the expense of the scholarship holders.
The required attachments to the application form are listed on page 8f of the Regulations. IMPORTANT: Every application must contain two (2) copies of the listed documents in one of the following languages: Polish or English. In the case of documents issued in other languages, their officially certified translation into Polish or English is required. Documents in other languages will not be accepted.
Besides the scholarships offered within bilateral agreements, Swiss students and researchers can also apply to the following scholarship programmes:
Poland My first Choice Programme – Scholarships for Master’s degree studies 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. The call for applications is open from 6th February until 6th April 2020. Applications have to be submitted in an electronic form via NAWA’s ICT system.
Polonista Programme - Scholarships and Fellowships for Students and Scientists The Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange (NAWA) has opened a call for applications in the second edition of the Polonista Programme. It is dedicated to students of Polish philology, Polish studies or Polish programmes conducted among others as part of Slavic studies (covering Polish language, Polish culture and the knowledge of Poland) and to scholars from foreign universities and research institutions. Students – NAWA scholarship holders – can expand their interests in Polish studies by refining their language skills, participating in lectures and classes according to the selected curriculum, conducting research, carrying out scholarly projects, gathering material for their research or thesis and using the resources at university libraries and archives in the course of part-time (one-term or two-term) or full-time studies in Poland. Scholars from foreign academic and research centres may carry out research projects lasting from three to twelve months at Polish universities and scientific institutions. The purpose of the projects should be, among others, doing scientific research (including in cooperation with Polish scientists), obtaining materials for research or scholarly publications, completing a postdoctoral fellowship, holding classes at the host centre or taking an intensive course of Polish. The call for applications is open from 6th March 2020 until 30th April 2020. Applications have to be submitted in an electronic form via NAWA’s ICT system.
Ulam Programme - Mobility grants for post-doctoral researchers The Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange (NAWA) has opened the second edition of the Ulam Programme for post-doctoral scientists who would like to come to Poland to conduct research, teach or gather materials for their work or publications for stays from 6 to 24 months. The scholarship includes a living allowance in the amount of approx. 2400 euro monthly which can be increased by about 500 euro and/or 240 euro for an accompanying spouse and/or underage child. The scholarship also includes a one-off mobility allowance ranging from 1600 euro to 2800 euro depending on the researcher's departure country, which can also be increased in case of the accompanying family members. The Programme is addressed to scientists around the world representing all fields of science. The call for applications is open from 15th January to 23rd April 2020. Applications have to be submitted in an electronic form via NAWA’s ICT system.
The host university decides whether a scholarship can be extended. We therefore recommend that scholarship holders who wish to extend their scholarship should contact their host university at an early stage to find out whether an extension is possible. In the positive case, the application for extension can be submitted to swissuniversities.
Programa de Bolsas de Estudo de Língua e Cultura Portuguesas do Camões, I.P. – Concurso de Verão 2019
Portugal, represented by the Camões - Instituto da Cooperação e da Língua I.P., offers a total of 41 scholarships for the summer programme within the scope of the Scholarship Programme for Portuguese language and culture.
PROGRAMA PARA ATRIBUIÇÃO DE BOLSAS DE ESTUDO Curso de Verão - Bolsas para frequência de cursos de verão de língua e cultura portuguesas, ministrados em universidades portuguesas ou instituições reconhecidas pelo Camões, I.P., que se destinam a estudantes estrangeiros e portugueses que residam no estrangeiro e que pretendam aperfeiçoar a sua competência linguística. As bolsas têm a duração de um mês. Valores de subsídios relativos a bolsas A bolsa de estudo consiste na atribuição de um subsídio mensal, definido por despacho do Presidente do Camões, I. P. no valor de 500,00€
PERÍODO DE INÍCIO DA BOLSA As bolsas aprovadas poderão ter início em data a definir pelo(a)s candidato(a)s desde que observados os seguintes requisitos: As bolsas do Curso de Verão serão atribuídas aos estudantes que frequentarão os programas de verão no ano de 2019.
The Romanian State offers trough the Ministry of Foreign Affairs 85 scholarships to foreign citizens for under- and post-graduate studies in Romania. Priority is given to citizens of non-EU states with which Romania does not have cultural and educational cooperation agreements.
Language of the study: In order to promote Romanian language and culture, the Ministry of National Education Scientific Research has decided that the beneficiaries of the scholarships should study only in the Romanian language. The candidates who do not know Romanian are offered one supplementary preparatory year to study the language.
Fields of study: architecture, visual arts, Romanian culture and civilization, journalism, political and administrative sciences, education sciences, social and human sciences, technical studies, oil and gas, agricultural sciences, veterinary medicine. Scholarships are NOT awarded in the fields of medicine and pharmacy.
List of documents necessary for the application file: Please consult the website of the Minsitry of Foreign Affairs (> Further Information).
16 March 2020
Place of Submission
Embassy of Rumania, Kirchenfeldstrasse 78, 3005 Bern
The Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation announce the admission of foreign citizens for studies in Russian educational institutions of higher education at the expense of federal budget allocations.
Two scholarships are offered to Swiss candidates for studying Russian educational programs.
Benefits of the scholarship:
- The grant provides your free studying on the chosen specialty for the entire period of education. In addition, a monthly payment (1300 rubles) and a place in the student residence is provided.
Government grant does not cover transfer to University, living expenses and health insurance.
Application deadline: end of January
Further information at E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, Mr. Andrey Mirokhin, Rossotrudnichestvo in Switzerland,
National Scholarship Programme of the Slovak Republic 2020/2021
The National Scholarship Programme of the Slovak Republic is funded by the Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic. The programme supports mobility of international students, PhD students, university teachers, researchers and artists for scholarship stays at higher education institutions and research organisations in Slovakia.
The scholarship is intended to cover international scholarship holders’ living costs, i.e. the costs related to staying in Slovakia (food, accommodation, etc.), during their study, research/artistic or teaching stay in Slovakia.
30.04.2020 till 16:00 CET - scholarship stays during the academic year 2020/2021
31.10.2020 till 16:00 CET – scholarship stays during the summer semester of the academic year 2020/2021
Place of Submission
on-line at www.scholarships.sk. Online application system is opened at least 6 weeks prior to the application deadline.
Applicants must fill in their online applications and upload all the required attachments in required format to their online application.
The National Scholarship Programme does not support:
international students and PhD students accepted for full higher education (bachelor, master, doctoral studies) in Slovakia, or those already studying in Slovakia (full higher education) who would like to fund their studies in Slovakia by the NSP;
university teachers, researchers and artist without PhD degree (or its equivalent) and at the same time with more than 4 years of work experience as a university teacher/researcher/artist (PhD studies are considered as work experience) on the indicated closing date for the submission of applications;
international applicants who within the period of 36 months prior to the application deadline have spent in the territory of the Slovak Republic 12 or more months (in total);
international applicants who are receiving a scholarship in Slovakia in the framework of other scholarship programmes funded from public resources (e.g. International Visegrad Fund, Erasmus+, CEEPUS, bilateral agreements, etc.).
Scholarships of the Republic of Slovenia 2020/2021
The Ministry of Education, Science and Sport of the Republic of Slovenia offers a number of scholarship months to foreign nationals, on the basis of bilateral agreement and reciprocity. For the academic year 2020/2021 a total of 12 months are offered to Switzerland.
The scholarships scheme is designed for students at all levels who wish to pursue part of their study at one of the Slovenian institutions of higher education. The study mobility may last from 3 to 10 months. Majority of the applications are approved for study mobility in a form of short time study mobility or research visit (i.e. non-degree courses, or independent research activity at the host institution). A part of postgraduate study is based on individual works under the supervision of Slovenian professor/mentor.
The age limit of the applicants for study stays is 26 years (the applicant may not complete 26 years of age before the end of the scholarship period) and 30 years for research visit.
For the academic year 2020/2021, the scholarship comprises of:
300 EUR per month
free accommodation in the facilities (student dormitory) of the Student Centre of the Universities (paid by CMEPIUS directly to provider)
Subsidised meals - 2,63 EUR/per working day via Student Organisation of Slovenia
basic medical insurance for non-EU applicants if there is no bilateral agreement on health insurance between Slovenia and the applicant’s home country (paid by CMEPIUS directly to provider)
The scholarship cannot be awarded for a complete course of study leading to a degree. Neither can the scholarship be granted for any Slovenian language course. Furthermore, tuition fee cannot be covered from this scholarship!
Applicants are obliged to contact the selected university directly and request a Letter of Acceptance from the relevant department. When communicating with the chosen university, all students need to make the institution aware of the fact that they are applying for a scholarship award under the bilateral agreement.
2. Taiwan Huayu Enrichment Scholarship Program 2020
1. The Taiwan Scholarship Program
In an effort to encourage outstanding international students to undertake degree studies in Taiwan so as to familiarize themselves with the academic environment in Taiwan, the Ministry of Education (MOE) establishes the Taiwan Scholarship Program. The Program offers scholarships to Swiss or Liechtenstein student to study for degree in Taiwan. For more information and useful tips about studying in Taiwan, check out the the Scholarship Office website.
2 scholarships for degree studies (Bachelor, Master, PhD) for Swiss students
2. Taiwan Huayu Enrichment Scholarship Program (HES)
The Ministry of Education (MOE) in the Republic of China (Taiwan) provides the Huayu Enrichment Scholarship (HES) for foreign Mandarin/Chinese learners including beginners to study at any accredited Mandarin center in a university or college in Taiwan.
Total of 24 months scholarships (short and long term language studies) for Swiss students.