Student exchanges

Swiss European Mobility Programme (SEMP) Grant

Switzerland does not participate in the Erasmus+ programme, but it runs its own parallel programme called the Swiss European Mobility Programme (SEMP).

What is SEMP?

SEMP is similar to Erasmus+ in that it offers funding to students to study at a Swiss partner university for between 3 and 12 months. SEMP funding for students going to Switzerland is administered by the host university and not by the University of Edinburgh.

How much is the SEMP grant?

As the University of Edinburgh does not administer the SEMP grant, we are unable to confirm the exact amount you will receive, however we understand it is in the region of 380 Swiss Francs per month.

Please also note that the SEMP grant is paid as flat rate amount, independent of the exact duration of your stay. For example, if you are going on a single semester exchange you will receive funding for five months, and a full  year exchange for 10 months.  

You should check with your host institution for full details about the SEMP grant, including how much you'll receive, when you should expect to receive it, and how to apply.

You can find also find general information about the Swiss European Mobility Programme from Movetia, the Swiss National Agency for Exchange and Mobility.

Movetia website