The Swiss government offers scholarships to foreign students from a large number of countries, including the United States, Australia and India.

Through the Federal Commission for Scholarships for Foreign Students (FCS), the Swiss government helps foreigners continue their education in the country.

Various Swiss universities offer their own scholarships, including merit scholarships.

For a list of countries that qualify and more information on the scholarship programme, visit the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation.

All Swiss universities have student exchange programmes with US universities to allow Swiss and American students to experience each other’s higher education systems.

The prestigious Fulbright – Swiss Scholarship Program, based on a bilateral agreement, provides talented American and Swiss students with scholarships to study in Switzerland or in the US. Find more information on this page from the US Embassy in Bern.

The Swiss Competence Centre for exchange and mobility offers educational exchange programmes in Switzerland and abroad.

A word of warning: the FCS does not advertise scholarships by email. As a rule, scholarships are directly managed by the Swiss representation in the country concerned. The Swiss authorities recommend not responding to such emails and, above all, not transferring any money.