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ThinkSwiss Research Scholarship

ThinkSwiss offers scholarships for a research stay in Switzerland. It supports highly motivated and qualified U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to do research at a public Swiss university or research institute for 2 to 3 months. The scholarship is open to students of all fields.

The applicant is responsible for finding a research mentor and must provide a written confirmation from a professor at a Swiss university that he/she will accept you for a research stay in his/her group.

To be eligible, you must:

  • Be enrolled at an accredited US or Canadian university/college
  • Be a graduate or undergraduate student who will have completed your sophomore year by the time the research stay in Switzerland begins
The number of available research scholarships is limited to a maximum of three spots for each university that is represented by several applicants in order to ensure a certain diversity among ThinkSwiss awardees. The number of applications per university, however, is unlimited.

Last Updated March 2019


  • Winter 

Fields of Study:

  • Arts and Creative Fields
  • Business and Law
  • Education
  • Health
  • Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
  • Social Sciences and Humanities

Program Type:

  • Research

Program Length:

  • Short term (less than one year)

Degree Level:

  • Undergrad
  • Post UG
  • Graduate


  • Switzerland


  • US Citizen/National
  • Citizen of another country