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Apply For 2024 University of Geneva Excellence Fellowships, Switzerland


Apply For 2024 University of Geneva Excellence Fellowships, Switzerland

The University of Geneva offers Excellence Fellowships to support outstanding and highly motivated candidates pursuing a Master of Science in various scientific disciplines covered by the Faculty of Science. These fellowships aim to foster academic and professional development, opening doors to careers in academia, industry, teaching, administration, communication, and media.

  • Type: Masters
  • Application Deadline: February 28, 2024

Value & Duration of Award:

  • The Excellence Fellowship consists of a grant ranging from CHF 10,000 to CHF 15,000 per year.
  • The fellowship is awarded for one year and can be extended for the regular duration of the chosen Master’s program (three or four semesters) provided the applicant maintains academic success.

Eligible Field of Study:

Various scientific disciplines including Astrophysics, Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Mathematics, Pharmacy, Physics, and others. Please refer to the list of Master programs offered by the Faculty of Science.

Complete list of the Master programs under

Eligible Countries: International Students


  • Applicants must demonstrate excellent academic performance, ranking within the top 10% of their bachelor’s program.
  • Candidates should have completed their Bachelor’s degree or expect to complete it within 6 months.
  • Selection is based on excellence, and evaluation is made based on the documentation provided by the applicants.
  • Proficiency in French is not a formal requirement for the Masters of the Faculty of Science.

How To Apply:

Interested candidates should follow the steps outlined below:

  1. Click on the provided link to access the application portal.
  2. Submit the following documents in a SINGLE pdf file:
    • Scan of your national identity card or passport.
    • Curriculum Vitae (maximum 2 pages).
    • Transcript of exams passed during the bachelor’s education, including all grades.
    • Motivation letter describing your scientific interests and motivation to pursue a Master of Science program at the University of Geneva.
    • If available, Letters of references from two professors (preferably sent directly by them to attesting to your aptitude for the program.
    • Any other relevant information such as GRE results, TOEFL scores, or language proficiency tests.

Ensure that all required documents are submitted as per the instructions provided.


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