Chinese-Swiss Young Researchers’ Exchange Programme

Research Closed Call 31 Mar 2022 China LH Asia
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Closed Call
31 Mar 2022
LH Asia

The Leading House Asia ETH Zurich supports the exchange of early career researchers between Switzerland and China (incl. Taiwan and Hong Kong).

The Leading House Asia provides this programme to strategically invite excellent early-career researchers from China for the purpose of furthering their individual skills and building collaborative research relationships with Swiss colleagues.


Switzerland-​based senior researchers from universities, universities of applied sciences or research institutes and from all scientific disciplines can apply to host early career Chinese scholars (doctoral students or postdoctoral researchers) in Switzerland for 6–24 months. All eligible institutions are featured on the website.


A scholarship is jointly provided by the China Scholarship Council (CSC) and the Leading House ETH Zurich to cover living allowance and international travel.

The CSC will provide a scholarship in accordance with the regulations of the Chinese government (CHF 2100 per month for doctoral students and postdoctoral researchers including health insurance, and a return international air fare to Switzerland).

The Swiss side will top up the scholarship to CHF 2500 per month (for both doctoral students and postdoctoral researchers). The visiting scholars (or their Chinese home institutes) are responsible for their own health insurance and travel costs.

Application process:

For guidelines and detailed information on the call, please click here.

Click here for access to the application form.