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Application Procedure

Please submit the application form below electronically, together with all necessary documents, to (subject: “Year in Switzerland”) before the deadline as indicated in the table below.

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If you feel that you will be able to comply with the conditions outlined therein, you may submit your formal application along with the documents required including a fairly detailed motivation letter which also outlines the plans for your year in Switzerland (language school, traineeship options). We support training in Switzerland of no less than 12 months consisting of a local Swiss language school and an internship. Both are integral parts of our program and are compulsory. You are free to select the language school and work place of your choice. Upon request we shall, however, try to assist with respective recommendations.
Needless to emphasize the importance of a solid preparation of the “Year in Switzerland” which, in particular, means having acquired sufficient pre-knowledge of one national language of Switzerland (both verbally and in writing) in order to be able to follow classes right from the beginning.

Visa/travel Information

Please note that Switzerland’s visa policy is subject to change depending on the evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic. The SCCIJ is not in a position to influence any decision or answer any immigration-related inquiries. For the latest information on travel and visas to Switzerland, please refer to the website of the Embassy of Switzerland in Japan.


For any questions regarding the Swiss-Japan Scholarship Fund, kindly contact us at (subject: “Year in Switzerland”).

Autumn 2022 Application Deadlines

September 30, 2022

Application deadline for a “Year in Switzerland” starting in spring 2023 or thereafter

October 2022

1st round of interviews

Early November 2022

2nd round of interviews with the committee of the Scholarship Fund

Mid November 2022

Final decision

Spring 2023 Application Deadlines

February 28, 2023

Application deadline for a “Year in Switzerland” starting in autumn 2023 or thereafter

March 2023

1st round of interviews

Early April 2023

2nd round of interviews with the committee of the Scholarship Fund

Mid April 2023

Final decision

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