Swiss-European Mobility Programme SEMP
Negotiations on Swiss participation in Erasmus+ were suspended in February 2014. Since then Switzerland has become classified as a partner country. Switzerland makes a significant contribution to the positioning of European education and research as a whole and intends to continue to ensure this success. Our declared goal is to restore full association with Erasmus+. This is why a Swiss programme corresponding to Erasmus+ has been implemented at tertiary level since 2014 under the name SEMP (Swiss-European Mobility Programme). SEMP offers Swiss universities and higher technical colleges the opportunity to support students, lecturers and staff for study, internship, teaching and further education stays in Europe.
- Any educational institution in an Erasmus+ programme country can enter into mobility activities with the Bern University of Applied Sciences BFH (Key Action 1). Funding (for incoming and outgoing mobility activities) is provided by the BFH.
- These activities include all types of mobility (for studies or internships, for lecturers and staff).
- Internships in Switzerland can only be financed if they are coordinated by the Bern University of Applied Sciences.
- Student mobility for studies and staff mobility in the field of education are based on inter-institutional agreements between the Bern University of Applied Sciences and European universities (Erasmus code: CH Bern11; ECHE code: 259460-LA-1-2014-1-CH-E4AKA1-ECHE / PIC: 999623995).
Amount of the grants
The SEMP grants for students amount approximately CHF 380 to CHF 440, depending on the country of origin and the type of mobility (study or internship).
The SEMP grants for lecturers and staff amount to approximately CHF 170 per day and a maximum of CHF 600 for travel costs.