SEMP projects for mobility are submitted by HEI, not by students or HEI staff directly, to the national agency Movetia.
Higher education institutions and professional colleges usually have an International Relations Office. This is responsible for organising and carrying out student and staff mobility. Students, lecturers and employees who would like to find out about the possibilities of spending a period abroad should contact the International Relations Office of their HEI. There, they can obtain all further information (requirements, application, deadlines, etc.).
In order to ensure reciprocity, student and staff mobility from Erasmus+ programme countries to Switzerland is also supported by SEMP. Traineeships must be organised through a Swiss HEI, usually a partner institution of the student’s home HEI. Students and HEI staff can obtain information from the International Relations Office of their home HEI.
Since 1987 the Erasmus Programme helped more than 4.4 Millions of students in Europe – 44’251 from Switzerland – to realise a mobility abroad. Which are the most popular destinations? Which subject areas are the most “mobile”? Check out our statistics!
Setting up and implementing joint strategic partnerships and cooperation projects is an additional component in the internationalisation of HEIs. For this, Erasmus+ offers various funding instruments, which support inter-institutional collaboration. This overview summarises everything Erasmus+ offers for higher education and provides information on participation options (despite partner country status) for Swiss HEIs.
For mobility and cooperation with institutions outside Europe, Movetia offers further funding instruments within the “International Programme”.
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