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Application Procedure

Please submit the application form below electronically, together with all necessary documents, to (subject: “Year in Switzerland”). It has to be submitted to the person in charge of the scholarship in Japan before the deadline as indicated below.

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Autumn Application Deadline

September 30, 2020

Application deadline for a “Year in Switzerland” starting in spring 2021 or thereafter

October 17, 2020

1st round of interviews

November 7, 2020

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

Mid November 2020

Final decision

Spring Application Deadline

February 28, 2021

Application deadline for a “Year in Japan” starting in autumn 2021 or thereafter.

Mid March 2021

Candidates are informed if they are invited to the 1st interview

2nd half March 2021

1st round of interviews

End March 2021

Candidates are informed if they are invited to the 2nd interview

Early April 2021

2nd interview with the committee of the scholarship fund

Mid April 2021

Final decision

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.


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

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