Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships for Foreign Scholars and Artists
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The Federal Commission for Scholarships for Foreign Students (FCS) awarded the new scholarships for the Academic Year 2019/2020.
In Spring 2019, the Federal Commission for Scholarships for Foreign Students (FCS) selected a total of 206 candidates to be awarded the Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships for Foreign Scholars and Artists, out of a total of around 902 applications received by Swiss Embassies around the world.
In addition, the FCS authorised extensions of up to twelve months to 149 existing scholarship holders, for a total budget of 9.5 million Swiss Francs.
Prof. Michael Gibbert is the USI Delegate for the Government Excellence Scholarships and along with Arianna Imberti Dosi, they are the point of contact for scholarship holders in the Italian speaking region of Switzerland.
As of September 2019, in addition to the 3 existing scholarship holders who received an extension, 8 new candidates will spend a year of study/research in Ticino: 4 scholarship holders will be at USI to pursue further studies at doctoral or post-doctoral level in the fields of Architecture (Forms of housing), Informatics (Ubiquitous Computing and Distributed Systems) and Communication sciences (Health communication); 1 will be hosted at the affiliated Institute of Oncology Research to do research on Tumor cell senescence and 3 art students will study Physical Theatre at the Accademia Teatro Dimitri.
Countries of origin include Poland, Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Argentina, Cuba, Iran, Brazil, Egypt and Russia.
We welcome them all and hope their studies in Switzerland will be enriching and enjoyable.