Which projects receive financial contributions?

Swiss schools submit their project by means of an electronic form and a collaboration agreement signed by the Swiss and foreign partner. In doing so, they present how the project will be carried out and integrated into everyday school life. If you work for a foreign school and wish to apply for this programme, please contact your Swiss partner and inform them of this funding opportunity. 

The formal criteria to be met are as follows:

  • Exchange activities take place between a Swiss school and a foreign school from a land not eligible for the Erasmus+ Programme.
  • The grant request must be made before the project start. 
  • If visits are planned, their duration span from 5 to 20 days. 
  • The application has been signed by the headmaster/headmistress of the Swiss school (private persons cannot apply) 

In addition, the following evaluation criteria will be taken into account:

  • 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.

Submit an application

If you work for a Swiss school, please check the application forms under the german, french or italian pages of the programme. If you work for a foreign school and want to apply, please contact your Swiss partner and inform them of this funding opptunity. 

For projects with India, Movetia also matches Swiss classes with Indian classes, in collaboration with the Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan in New Delhi. Please fill in the partner search form to initiate the twinning process.

Receive funding

Once the project is completed, a final report, including final accounts, is to be sent to Movetia by the Swiss school. Please find the template here (coming soon). The final report and accounts must be submitted to Movetia no later than two months after the end of the project.
Furthermore, the participating pupils must complete an online evaluation after the exchange. This evaluation can be found here

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 (up to 20 per country) and for two Swiss and two Indian teachers each (accompanying persons)  

Russia and CIS

CHF 500

North Africa  and Middle East

CHF 500

Sub-Saharan Africa

CHF 800

Indian subcontinent and Iran

CHF 800

East Asia

CHF 1‘000

Southeast Asia

CHF 800

South America

CHF 800

North America

CHF 800

Initial contact trip for teachers (1 Swiss, 1 foreign) CHF 1500 per teacher
Grant for activities in Switzerland CHF 2000 per project
Grant  for exchange activities online up to 1000 CHF per project

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

The grant for exchanges online is paid only at the end of the project and on presentation of a detailed final account included in the final report. Costs for software, organisation of webinars, external speakers, etc. are eligible.