Coronavirus pandemic

As of 4 December, there are no countries on the quarantine list. A stricter testing regime applies for all arrivals into Switzerland. All travellers entering Switzerland must take a PCR test before arrival. In addition, a second test (PCR test or rapid antigen test) must be carried out between the fourth and seventh day after arrival for those who have not been vaccinated and have not recovered from the disease. Test costs must be borne by the traveller.

Non-vaccinated third-country nationals wishing to enter the Schengen area from countries or regions at risk will be refused entry to Switzerland for short-term stays without gainful employment of up to 90 days within a period of 180 days - apart from certain exceptions (hardship cases).

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.

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.

Information regarding border controls is available on the website of the State Secretariat for Migration.






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)



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



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.



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.




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