For SEMP interns


European students can make an internship in Switzerland, even if Switzerland does not participate in Erasmus+ any more. Interns receive a scholarship financed by the Swiss government through the Swiss-European Mobilty Programme (SEMP).

Conditions to apply for a SEMP internship at UNIL

  1. Students interested in an internship at UNIL must be affiliated with an institution holding an Erasmus+ charter. A contract between the institutions (such as an "Erasmus agreement") is not necessary, except for the school of medicine.
  2. The interns must complete their internship at UNIL before they graduate in their home university.

Administrative steps

  1. You must find an internship (paid or not) in a UNIL department. The minimal duration is 2 months (3 months for a clinical internship).
  2. Complete the "Training agreement" form (see below) in collaboration with your academic counsellor at your home university, and the UNIL department offering the internship. Return the form with your signature at the UNIL Office for Social Affairs and Student Mobility (SASME, see address below). Beware: the award of a scholarship (CHF 440.- per month) depends on the available funds and cannot be guaranteed. Scholarships are awarded on a first come first serve basis.
  3. Complete the "Insurance declaration" form (see below) and return it to SASME.
  4. SASME will give you a "Scholarship contract". The contract must be signed and returned to SASME. The "Insurance declaration" form must be handed back to SASME at that moment at the latest.
  5. The form "Final report" will be provided by SASME.
  6. The UNIL department providing the internship will provide and internship certificate at the end of your stay.
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Ms Maria Velasco
Social Affairs and Student Mobility (SASME)
Tél.: 021 692 21 16