Higher education institutions are able to apply for funding for student and staff mobility projects in Erasmus+ programme countries. All recognised or accredited Swiss Higher Education Institutions
and Professional Colleges
, who comply with the quality criteria of the Erasmus Charter of Higher Education are eligible. Institutions that have not been awarded a Charter for Higher Education during the Lifelong Learning Programme (LLP) can apply for a certificate of quality for the interim solution for Erasmus+.
After the acceptance of the anti-immigration initiative in 2014, no agreement on the Swiss participation in the new Erasmus+ programme generation (2014-2020) could be reached with the European Commission. To ensure the continuity of mobility activities with the Erasmus+ programme countries, the Swiss government decided to develop an interim solution for Erasmus+
supported by Swiss funding. The Interim Solution für Erasmus+ for Higher Education is called Swiss-European Mobility Programme (SEMP) and follows the precepts of Erasmus+