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To promore professional mobility, the Swiss Confederation and the Career Service provide scolarships for an internship in Europe or worldwide (SEMP scholarship).
The SEMP programme (Swiss-European Mobility Programme) allows you to receive funding for internships carried out in one of the countries participating in the SEMP programme on this page: 34 EU member states (including overseas territories)
For further information, please visit the Movetia website.
The basic requirements for receiving a grant are:
Please note that:
PLEASE NOTE: in some countries it is necessary to obtain a work permit to carry out an internship. You can contact the company or the consulate of the host country directly.
For more information on the main destinations, you can consult the dossiers compiled by the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) at the following links:
As of 2021, students who decide to do an internship abroad can benefit from the Green Travel Top-UP. This is a flat-rate subsidy of CHF 100 for students who travel to their internship country (return trip) by a means of transport that emits less CO2 than air (bus or train) to reach their destination and return home.
Proof of travel is required and funds are limited.
For more information, see the Movetia website.