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).
The Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships are aimed at young researchers from abroad who have completed a master’s degree or PhD and at foreign artists holding a bachelor’s degree.
Since 1995, 47 academics from Kazakhstan have obtained such a scholarship. Follow the stories of two of them on our Instagram account: swissembassykazakhstan
Almash Seidikenova is now a professor and Head of the Diplomatic Translation Department at the Faculty of International Relations at Al-Farabi Kazakh National University in Almaty, while Amina Akperlinova is a PhD student in International Law and Dispute Resolution. She will be pursuing her PhD at the University of Geneva.
Please find detailed information on the application process for the academic year 2023-2024 on our webpage: Scholarships