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Swiss-European Mobility Program (exchange semester)

If you are nominated for an exchange place in Switzerland, you can apply for a mobility grant within the framework of the Swiss-European Mobility Program (SEMP).


The partner university will contact you directly by email.

You then have to fill out and sign a declaration of commitment and upload it via the Mobility Online System together with your completed Learning Agreement.

Further information, deadlines, and documents can be found in the Mobility Online System.

Financial information

The grant is provided directly by the respective Swiss university, which is also in charge of managing the administration, and payout of the grant and providing additional information.

The grant amounts to CHF 360 per month (approx. 330 euro).

Academic achievment

The stay abroad should not hinder the student’s academic progress (“no loss of progress” principle). According to this principle, students should complete courses worth 30 ECTS credits in each semester spent abroad.

The minimum requirement is lower than that and depends on the respective host university (e.g. St. Gallen: 16 ECTS credits).

As proof of academic achievement, students are required to have credits earned abroad transferred to their WU program.

Students with special needs

Students with special needs who have applied for the SEMP grant in due time can also apply for SEMP Special Needs Funding.

Please ask your respective host university for details about this type of additional funding.