Research Fellowship Scholarship
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).
Objective: To enable selected applicants to undertake research in the realm of their PhD or medical specialisation at one of the 10 Swiss cantonal universities, the two Swiss federal institutes of technology, the public teaching and research institutes or the universities of applied sciences.
Validty: The Scholarship is only valid for full-time research in Switzerland. It is not valid for mixed research (part time in Switzerland and part time in another country; no possibility and no funding for fieldwork). PhD students with an ongoing or planned doctoral project that is carried out within the framework of a formalised agreement between two universities (“co-tutelle de thèse” cooperation between a Swiss and a foreign university) and under the joint direction of two supervisors are eligible for a 12 month research fellowship only.
Duration: 12 months maximum (starting in September); no prolongation possible.
Questions and application documents, should be submitted to the following address – if not mentioned otherwise below*:
Swiss Embassy in Iran
Yasaman 2, Sharifi Manesh, Elahieh 19395-4683 Teheran
Tel: 0098 21 2200 8333
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