SEMP program
SEMP program
Since 2014, mobility among students registered in the European universities recognised as a "programme country" within the Erasmus+ programme, and that have the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education, and Swiss universities are carried out under the umbrella of the Swiss-European Mobility Programme (SEMP)

Following the suspension of negotiations with the EU for accession to the Erasmus+ programme, the Federal Council adopted a transitional solution to continue to allow students, teachers and administrative staff of the institutions to implement mobility projects in Europe.

Thanks to the "Swiss-European Mobility Programme" (SEMP) it is therefore possible to have mobility to and from Switzerland with universities of the Erasmus+ participating countries in possession of an Erasmus+ university charter.
With the funds made available by the Confederation there are currently financed both the costs of outgoing mobility and the costs of foreign participants to Swiss mobility projects (incoming). However, the assumption of these costs is subject to the guidelines of the Swiss National agency Movetia and the number of annually available grants.

The SEMP program allows a maximum of 12 months of mobility for study and/or internships per study cycle. Mobility carried out in the same study cycle of a different degree course and mobility already carried out within the Erasmus+ programme are counted within these 12 months. The months taken within these programmes shall be deducted from the remaining months which are potentially eligible for funding.

As of the academic year 2021/2022, the national agency Movetia is also funding worldwide mobility (outside Europe) for study or internship purposes through the SEMP programme.

Postgraduate mobility is not currently financed.

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