Coronavirus pandemic


Normal entry requirements apply to persons entering Switzerland from Schengen states, EU member states, certain small European states and certain states outside Europe. For all other third-country citizens travelling directly from a high-risk country, entry restrictions apply when they enter Switzerland.
Travelers 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.

There are various national measures, rules and bans in place on the basis of the epidemic. The Federal Council will adapt the national rules if necessary. In some cantons stricter rules apply.

Detailed information on the latest developments and actions taken on the European level is provided by the European Commission.
 

EU supported research and innovation projects and initiatives to tackle the spread of coronavirus are listed on the EC's website.

The Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) provides information about the Covid-19 pandemic and the SNSF. This page is updated regularly.

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome to EURAXESS in Switzerland

 

Welcome to the portal of EURAXESS Switzerland. We provide information and assistance to researchers (leaflet (2.28 MB) as well as employers (leaflet (2.38 MB) - 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. (01.10.2021)

 

Funding

Search for a job

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

Search For Job Offers

 

Funding

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.

Apply For Funding

 

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.

ENTRY CONDITIONS

 

EURAXESS Assistance

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.

FIND THE EURAXESS CENTRE NEAREST YOU

 

 

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