Which projects receive financial contributions?

Swiss and Indian schools apply by means of a form and cover letter. They demonstrate what they can bring to a partnership, how they would like to make use of a partnership and are able to integrate one into everyday school life.

In the process, the following funding criteria should be taken into consideration:

  • Explanation of reasons and motivation for their participation and the expectations of the teachers and pupils
  • What skills and experiences should the pupils learn/develop from the programme? General objectives of participation
  • Expectations with regard to the programme of visits
  • Integration of the project into the teaching curriculum
  • Integration of the project into the school (to what extent are work colleagues and school headship included)
  • What activities are planned to disseminate the project work (by means of events, talks, reports, newspaper articles, photo exhibition, etc.) and at which target groups are they aimed (whole school, parents, municipal authorities, canton)?
  • Planned composition of the group of pupils (knowledge of languages, age, main subjects studied, etc.)
  • Reference to the school’s own resources that it is willing and able to put in.
  • The participating teachers’ experience of exchange

Moreover, the following priorities have been set: 

  1. New school
  2. Existing partnership outside of the “Swiss-Indian Classroom” programme
  3. School partnerships already funded but with new class composition. In the case of repeated applications, we require a long-term exchange plan (e-exchange, regularity of the reciprocal visit trips, use of the school’s own resources, etc.). The same school is funded every 2 years at the most.

Procedure

Read through the form and ensure that you can count on the support of the school headship. Which questions should you answer? What reasons do my pupils have for wanting to take part in the project? Discuss the project with the school headship.

Submit an application

To do this, complete the application form. Don’t forget to add your cover letter to your file.

Funding and grants

The funding of class exchange projects is based on flat-rate contributions (allowances) for fixed categories of grants:

Travel cost allowance for the pupils and for two Swiss and two Indian teachers each (accompanying persons)

CHF 800 per person, up to 20 pupils

Initial contact trip for teachers

CHF 1500 per teacher

Study trip allowance for the visiting weeks in Switzerland

CHF 2000

The focus of the trip to visit the partner class is project work, not sight-seeing.

Call

Deadline: 31st January 2018
Kick-off: March 2018

Contact

E-mail
+41 32 462 00 64