SEMP Studies Scholarship
The SEMP programme entitles you to receive a bursary if the following conditions are met:
- You are enrolled at USI;
- You are not holding another bursary of the European Union for an international student exchange programme;
- You are not living in the country where you are planning to go on exchange.
The monthly amount of the grant likely to be similar to the one paid in the framework of the Erasmus+ programme. Scholarships do not provide total coverage of the expenses but they nonetheless contribute towards travel expenses and part of the living costs. The amount and the eligibility for the SEMP scholarship depend on the provisions issued by the Swiss National Agency Movetia. Students selected for the SEMP programme will be informed in due time. Additional information here.
A limited number of SEMP scholarships are also available for destinations outside of Europe. Information will be shared with the candidates in due time.
Grant for eco-friendly travel (SEMP mobility only)
For European mobility the grant for eco-friendly travel will be added to the balance of the SEMP grant to those students who decide to travel with a means of transport with low CO2 emissions such as train, bus, or car-sharing for at least one way (a proof of purchase will be asked in the end of the exchange).
The Heyning-Roelli Foundation provides scholarships to talented but financially underprivileged students for travel and subsistence expenses. Beneficiaries of the scholarships can be Bachelor- and Master students who wish to participate in an exchange programme for one or two semesters at a partner university. Exchange programmes include the Swiss-European Mobility Programme (SEMP, formerly Erasmus) as well as other programmes according to bilateral agreements between Swiss universities and foreign universities. In these programmes students stay enrolled at their home university and continue their studies there after the end of their stay abroad.
- Applications for Fall Semester must be submitted by 20th April 24.00h CET of each year.
- Applications for Spring Semester must be submitted by 20th October 24.00h CET of each year
For Swiss students and researchers swissuniversities manages government scholarships of over 30 countries for study or research stays abroad. The complete offer is available at: https://www.swissuniversities.ch/en/service/scholarships-for-study-abroad/government-scholarships.
Swiss-American Society (SAS) Scholarships