The 2021 call for the Young Researchers’ Exchange Programme with China has now been officially launched.

The Leading House Asia ETH Zurich, in collaboration with the Chinese Scholarship Council (CSC) supports the exchange of researchers between Switzerland and China with the possibility of hosting early-career Chinese scholars in a Swiss research group.

  • Eligibility: Switzerland-based senior researchers from universities, universities of applied sciences or research institutes and from all scientific disciplines including social sciences and humanities can apply to host early-career Chinese scholars (doctoral or post-doctoral students) in Switzerland for between 6 and 24 months.
  • Funding: A scholarship is jointly provided by the China Scholarship Council (CSC) and the Leading House Asia ETH Zurich to cover living allowance and international travel.
  • Application process: The Swiss main applicant (hosting researcher) must apply to the Leading House Asia ETH Zurich using the online application form. At the same time, the Chinese scholar must submit her/his application to the CSC. A co-application is mandatory.
  • Application deadline (both at Leading House Asia ETH and CSC): 31 March 2021.
  • Guidelines, FAQs, and online application form: available on the Leading House Asia ETH Zurich Mobility page under ‘China’.