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Coronavirus pandemic

No pandemic-related entry restrictions are in force at the present time. The general rules on entering Switzerland have applied since 2 May 2022.

Travellers to Switzerland can find up-to-date information on the website of the State Secretariat for Migration and the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health.


Welcome to EURAXESS in Switzerland

We provide information and assistance to researchers (euraxess_researcher_leaflet_2017.pdf)as well as employers (euraxess_employer_leaflet_2017.pdf) - by means of this portal and with the support of our national EURAXESS Centres.

This portal contains practical information concerning professional and daily life, as well as information on job and funding opportunities. The EURAXESS Centres help researchers and their family to plan and organize their move to a foreign country, providing assistance in all matters related to mobility.

All services of the EURAXESS Network are free of charge.


Important Information regarding Switzerland’s association to Horizon Europe

On 26 May 2021, the Federal Council decided not to sign the Institutional Agreement with the European Union. The European Commission informed the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation SERI on 12 July that Switzerland will be treated as a non-associated third country in the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, Horizon Europe, until further notice.

Researchers in Switzerland can still participate in calls for proposals under the status, albeit to a limited extent, and receive funding directly from the Confederation. However, participation in individual projects, in particular in future calls for proposals from the European Research Council, Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions and the European Innovation Council, is no longer possible. The Federal Council’s stated aim remains Switzerland’s full association to Horizon Europe.

You can find the most recent information on the current status of Switzerland within Horizon Europe and relevant materials for researchers on the SERI website - this website is constantly updated.

Financial reports: The guidelines on submission of financial reports are intended for researchers and innovators based in Switzerland who have received funding from SERI to take part in Horizon Europe actions and collaborative projects.


  • Search for a job

    Swiss universities and research institutions offer excellent career opportunities for scientists, developers, researchers, postdocs, academic staff, and professors.


  • Find funding for your research project!

    You can find a wealth of information on research funding throughout Europe: from individual grants to supporting start-ups.

    If you have a question regarding your application for a European project, please contact the EURESEARCH network.

  • Notification of Arrival

    If you intend to stay in Switzerland without transferring your domicile here and without taking up gainful employment, you may stay here for a maximum period of three months without notifying the competent authorities.

    In the event of taking up residence here for a period exceeding three months and/or if you wish to pursue gainful employment, you should notify your commune of residence within 14 days of your arrival.

  • EURAXESS Centres is a network of 14 centres located in 11 Swiss cities. If you are a mobile researcher, the EURAXESS Centres can assist you and your family in every step of your move, starting in your home country and continuing until you have settled in a new one.



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Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program - Open Call for Proposals

The Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program is a non-degree, post-doctoral award program for Swiss researchers, university lecturers and experts from academic institutions in Switzerland who wish to conduct post-doctoral research, lecture, or pursue combined lecturing and research in the United States

Is your project a Cotutelle de thèse or a PhD partnership? The call for applications for 2023 is open!

A cotutelle de thèse project or a PhD partnership is conducted on the basis of a formal agreement between a Swiss and a foreign higher education institution and comprises the following: a doctoral thesis completed under the direction of two supervisors a joint thesis defence or similar, in which
Precarious Careers in Research. Analysis and Policy Options

Precarious Careers in Research. Analysis and Policy Options

The Precarious Careers in Research. Analysis and Policy Options report maps employment contracts and career models with a view to gain knowledge about where and which groups of researchers suffer most from precarious careers. It suggests policies to reduce the precariousness of researcher careers

Report on “Academic career, partnership and family”

The report on “Academic career, partnership and family” (in German) highlights the challenges of reconciling an academic career, partnership and family. The report shows the importance of adapting the framework conditions to improve the compatibility of a career in science and private life. It is