Mobility and Exchange Incoming


As a SEMP (Erasmus) incoming student you will receive a mobility grant from the Swiss government. This ranges 2022/23 between CHF 380-440 a month depending on your country of origin. Your online application for a SEMP (Erasmus) stay at the University of Bern is also an automatic application for the grant. You do not need to apply for the grant separately.

Grant amounts 2024/25

country of home university amount per month total amount per semester
DK, FI, IS, IE, LI, LU, NO, SE, UK CHF 380  CHF 1,900
AT, BE, BG, CY, CZ, DE, EE, EL, ES, FR, HR, HU, IT, LT, LV, MK, MT, NL, PL ,PT, RO, SI, SK, TR CHF 440 CHF 2,200 

Requirements for SEMP grant

The funding may be used only to cover the travel and living expenses as well as language preparation costs that incur in connection with the planned study trip abroad.

To receive the grant, it is compulsory to sign a grant agreement and to arrange a learning agreement with your home and host universities before the start of the mobility. After the mobility you are required to hand in a final report to the University of Bern.

Green Travel Top-Up for more environmentally friendly travel

If you use public transport or the bicycle for your entire journey to and from your destination and do not travel by air, you can receive a flat-rate subsidy of CHF 100. Simply apply for the Green Travel Top-up in your Mobility online account and submit the travel tickets or receipts in the appropriate steps in Mobility-Online.

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