Apply for an Outgoing Exchange

Application process
 

1

Choose your Institution/s and become familiar with their application requirements and check out reports from previous students 
Students are requested not to contact partner institutions directly prior to nomination. Any queries can be addressed to exchanges@graduateinstitute.ch. Reports from previous students are available on the intranet .


 

2

Submit your internal application by 1 February
Please note: it is not necessary to submit any documents related to the host institution at this stage.

Master Students
Complete the online application form (open from 1 January to 1 February). 
No supporting documents are required

PhD Students
Submit application by email to exchanges@graduateinstitute.ch
A complete application should include: application form, motivation letter (intended studies or research project abroad, expected benefits etc.), CV and Research Project Form


 

3

The exchange programme commission nominates the students who are duly notified by email. The commission takes into account the following criteria in the selection process:

MA students: grades achieved during the first semester of studies, relevance of the exchange programme choice according to the curriculum (in particular the dissertation) or the career perspectives.

PhD students: grades obtained during the first semester of studies, relevance of the exchange programme choice according to the PhD research.

The candidate's motivations (both academic and personal).

The new cultural experience: one of the aims of the exchange programme is to give students the opportunity to broaden their academic and cultural experiences and as such, less consideration will be given to students applying for a university in their home countries.


 

4

Further to the receipt of your nomination, confirm your acceptance by return email. At this stage, details of nominated students are communicated to partner institutes. Students are required to gather the application documents required by the host institute and submit them in due time. While the majority of our partner institutions have online application systems, some require documents to be submitted by email or postal mail (application documents which need to be sent by post can be sent by the Exchange Programme Office).

Please note that the final admission decision remains with the host institution. On rare occasions nominees may be refused admission, in which case, students are requested not to contact the host institute to appeal the decision.