Funding

Funding for students from universities outside Europe is provided by their institution where they are currently studying.

Under the bilateral agreements signed with SEMP partner institutions, students coming from a school that has signed up to the Erasmus+ Charter may currently receive a grant for either study or a traineeship. This is valid until 2017/2018.

 Conditions  for scholarships

If you are planning to study abroad under the Swiss-European Mobility Programme SEMP (previously Erasmus+), you may be entitled to financial support if:

  • The period of study is for a minimum of 3 and maximum of 12 calendar months. The exchange must be with one of the 35 signatory countries and with an institution that has signed the Erasmus+ Charter
  • Practical training must be for a minimum of 2 and maximum of 12 calendar months. The exchange must be with one of the 35 signatory countries and with a partner institution that has signed the Erasmus+ Charter

 

Participating in an international exchange programme does not provide automatic entitlement to a grant but is subject to prior conditions published in the latest version of the Erasmus+ Charter, which can be sent to you by the International Relations Office.

The mobility grant is not intended to cover all the costs of study, but it is supposed to finance a part of the additional costs arising from the stay abroad. These are:

  • the costs of moving, vaccination, visa, medical appointments
  •  costs associated with any necessary linguistic preparation
  •  expenses caused by a higher cost of living in the host country.