ThinkSwiss Research Scholarships

ThinkSwiss is a scholarship program managed by the Office of Science, Technology and Higher Education (OSTHE) at the Embassy of Switzerland in Washington, D.C., that supports students enrolled at U.S. and Canadian universities who want to go to Switzerland conduct research or participate in a summer school. It is a joint program of the Embassies of Switzerland in the United States and in Canada, the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) and Presence Switzerland (PRS) at the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA). 

The ThinkSwiss Research Scholarship offers financial support to U.S. and Canadian students who wish to spend up to three months at a Swiss institution of higher education for a research internship. Students enrolled at a U.S. or Canadian university are eligible to apply for the scholarship that grants a contribution to travel and living expenses. The scholarship is open to students in all fields. 

Students are responsible for finding a host professor or mentor at a Swiss institution as well as clarifying the scope of a research project before submitting their research scholarship application. For more detailed information about the application process and eligibility requirements, please have a look at the following documents:

ThinkSwiss Awardees in Switzerland
ThinkSwiss Awardees in Switzerland © FDFA

For more information about the ThinkSwiss Research Scholarship, please contact:

For students in the U.S.

Embassy of Switzerland in the United States of America
Office of Science, Technology and Higher Education (OSTHE)
2900 Cathedral Ave., N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20008:


For students in Canada

Embassy of Switzerland in Canada
Office of Science, Research and Education
5 Marlborough Avenue
Ottawa, ON K1N 8E6