In higher education and professional education, European mobility projects are mainly funded through the Swiss-European Mobility Programme SEMP. The Swiss Programme for Erasmus+ also offers opportunities to plan and implement transnational institutional partnerships and cooperations.

The Swiss Programme for Erasmus+ is largely based on the EU’s Erasmus+ programme. In Switzerland it facilitates in higher education both, mobility projects for individuals and interinstitutional cooperation between higher education institutions. It therefore supports universities, universities of applied sciences and colleges of higher education in their internationalisation efforts, in European cooperation and in the organisation of mobility opportunities for students and higher education staff through various programmes at different levels.Funding is granted to projects that help establish international links and improve quality in the Swiss education system. 

Which projects of higher education receive financial support?

Mobility
  • The Swiss-European Mobility Programme funds mobility periods abroad within Europe for students, lecturers and other staff at Swiss and European higher education institutions. The programme encompasses mobility activities from and to Switzerland (outgoing and incoming).
Cooperation
  • Strategic Partnerships are supported to promote innovation in the Swiss education system at European level through international cooperation, the exchange of expertise and the circulation of competences.
  • Knowledge Alliances are supported to strengthen cooperation between Swiss educational institutions and companies, to improve the quality of education and to promote institutional modernisation.