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Swiss interim solution for Erasmus+ 2016

In February 2014, negotiations on Swiss participation in the European education programme ‘Erasmus+’ were suspended and Switzerland was demoted to the status of a third country (‘partner country’). Switzerland still has this status in the Erasmus+ Programme Guide. Switzerland is therefore again participating only indirectly, via an For the higher education mobility activities (Key Action 1: mobility for study, traineeship  and staff) the main features are:

Swiss higher education institutions can apply for Swiss funding of outgoing and incoming with any Erasmus+ programme country;
  • Student mobility for studies and staff mobility for teaching are based on inter-institutional agreements between Swiss and European higher education institutions;
  • Traineeships in Switzerland can only be funded if they are coordinated by a Swiss university;
  • In 2016, the amount awarded to students coming to Switzerland for study purposes will be between CHF 360 and CHF 420 (approximately EUR 330-390) while for traineeships it is CHF 420 (approximately EUR 390).