The Embassy of Switzerland in Skopje has the honour to inform that the Swiss Government, through the Federal Commission for Scholarships for Foreign Students, is offering 20-30 excellence scholarships for students from Central and Eastern European countries and Caucasus countries for the academic year 2024/2025.

These scholarships provide highly qualified young graduates from all fields with the opportunity to pursue doctoral or postdoctoral research in Switzerland at one of the public funded universities or recognised institutions (Swiss cantonal universities, universities of applied sciences and the two federal institutes of technology, as well as the four research institutes).

Three types of scholarships are available:

  • research scholarships;
  • PhD scholarships;
  • post-doctoral scholarships.

The offer does not include scholarships for Bachelor and Master studies.

Information on the three scholarship types valid for North Macedonia can be found through the Embassy’s website:

Application forms as well as other necessary documents can be obtained online or from the Embassy (Tel.: 02 3103300; e-mail: The deadline for submitting a fully completed application on paper in duplicate at the Embassy of Switzerland in Skopje is 15 November 2023.