ThinkSwiss Asia-Pacific research scholarship

ThinkSwiss Asia-Pacific research scholarship

Published: 16 October 2018

The Swiss Embassy is pleased to announce the newly launched ThinkSwiss Asia-Pacific research scholarship. The program provides grants to Bachelor / Master students enrolled at any Australian universities for a 3-month research internship at a Swiss University.


In Australia, ThinkSwiss Asia-Pacific is managed by the Swiss Embassy in Canberra. This program is funded by the swissnex network, part of the Swiss State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI).


The call for applications to the 2019 ThinkSwiss Asia Pacific research scholarship is now open till 15 December 2018 (online). The program provides grants to students enrolled at Australian universities for a 3-month research internship at a Swiss university. The scholarship is open to students in all fields. Students are responsible for finding a host professor or mentor at a Swiss institution as well as clarifying the scope of a research project before submitting their research scholarship application.


For more detailed information about the application process and eligibility requirements, please consult the FAQs or contact the Embassy of Switzerland in Australia via email.


All essential and up-to-date information: click here

Application form: click here

Contact for applicants from Australian universities: Mr. S├ębastien Monnet, Science, Technology and Education Advisor, Embassy of Switzerland in Australia ( / +61 2 6162 8409)



Students should apply directly to the Program via their website by 15 December 2018.

If you wish to transfer credit for the program, you must first seek approval from your faculty for credit transfer through Cross-Institutional EnrolmentFor more information see - Applying for credit and funding for your overseas short course.


Risk assessment

All programs involve some degree of risk to participants. If you choose to source a provider on your own, please remember to do some research on them first and ensure that they are a legitimate organisation and that the product they offer will definitely meet your requirements. Students are therefore advised to undertake their own risk assessment before departure and any participation in these programs is at their own risk.


Before departure

All students should register their travel with UNSW. You should also undertake a risk assessment before heading overseas. For more information see - How to prepare for departure.


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