The Swiss Government through the Federal Commission for Scholarships
for Foreign Students (FCS) and in collaboration with the Federal
Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) is granting a limited
number of scholarships to developing countries that includes
These scholarships are offered to Indonesian POSTGRADUATE students
wishing to study at a Swiss university. The aim of the scholarship is
to enable grantees either to further their education or to undertake
research work in the fields in which the universities are
particularly active. The intended study should be useful for the
development in Indonesia. In principle, the scholarship holders can
study at any national Swiss university or Federal Institute of
Technology. The candidates should take into account the possibilities
offered by Swiss universities. Fine arts and music, undergraduate
studies, hotelmanagement studies, student exchange programs, etc. are
NOT included in this offer.
The duration of grant is for the nine-month academic year. Under
certain conditions the scholarship may be renewed.
University degree ( min. Sarjana Strata-1 or equivalent).
Age limit is 35 years when applying.
Sufficient knowledge of one of the official tuition languages in
Switzerland (i.e. German, French or Italian), depending on the
location of chosen university, and English for some courses. Each
candidate will have to undergo a language test at the Swiss Embassy
in Jakarta in order to determine the oral and written language
Note: It is a general requirement that applicants must have
proficient knowledge of one of the official languages spoken in
Switzerland. In principle this requirement still applies to
applicants with good English abilities and also if the intended study
program will be held in English. The applicant should fully benefit
from the offered scholarship. Without knowledge of one of the
national languages it will be difficult to handle daily situations
(foreign police, post office, bank, university life, etc). A
qualified applicant whose language proficiency is considered
inadequate may still be granted a scholarship. This, however, will be
subject to the applicant's attendance of a special three months'
intensive language course at the University of Fribourg. The FCS will
also cover the expenses for these courses, which usually start in mid-
Acceptance letter from the chosen university. Before applying the
candidates need to contact the professor or direction of the
postgraduate program at the chosen educational institution in order
to get a written confirmation of acceptance which must be submitted
when filing the application. The request must be completed with a
detailed and precise plan of the intended postgraduate study program,
curriculum vitae and certified copies of the university diplomas
(including transcripts). A certified translation is required if the
originals are not issued in English, German, French or Italian.
Detailed study/research plan describing clearly and precisely the aim
of study. The possibilities offered by the Swiss universities should
be taken into account, also the possibilities of professional
reintegration when returning to Indonesia.
Obligations of a Scholarship Holder
Scholarship holders must live in Switzerland at the study place and
must comply with the laws concerning the residence of foreigners in
Switzerland and the university regulations. The scholarship holders
cannot take family members to Switzerland in the first year of study
but they may visit Switzerland on their own costs as a tourist.
When accepting the scholarship, candidates may have to give their
written agreement to return to Indonesia after completion of the
scholarship in Switzerland.
Scholarships of the FCS cannot be cumulated with other scholarships.
If the scholarship holders have another scholarship or another
financial support (salary), they are not entitled to be granted a
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