Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships

Each year the Swiss Confederation awards Government Excellence Scholarships to promote international exchange and research cooperation between Switzerland and over 180 other countries. Recipients are selected by the awarding body, the Federal Commission for Scholarships for Foreign Students (FCS).

Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships Offer for Academic Year 2023 – 2024 are now open for applicants in Myanmar. Types of scholarships are Research Fellowship, PhD and Postdoctoral. Submission deadline is 25 November 2022.

Types of scholarship

  • The research scholarship is available to post-graduate researchers in any discipline (who hold a master’s degree as a minimum) who are planning to come to Switzerland to pursue research or further studies at doctoral or post-doctoral level (research fellowshipPhDPostdoc).
    Research scholarships are awarded for research or study at all Swiss cantonal universities, universities of applied sciences and the two federal institutes of technology, as well as the four research institutes. Only candidates nominated by an academic mentor at one of these higher education institutions will be considered.
  • Art scholarships are open to art students wishing to pursue an initial master’s degree in Switzerland (arts).
    Art scholarships are awarded for study at any Swiss conservatory or university of the arts. This scholarship is available to students from a limited number of countries only.

Application procedure


Information about scholarship types

Research Fellowship (PDF, 135 kB, 03.08.2022)

PhD (PDF, 111 kB, 03.08.2022)

Postdoctoral (PDF, 110 kB, 03.08.2022)

Arts (PDF, 131 kB, 03.08.2022)

For full details, please refer to the Guidelines for Scholarship Applications 2023-2024 (PDF, 750 kB, 28.07.2022)

For more information about the scholarships, see here

For applications package and questions, contact the Embassy of Switzerland in Myanmar at