Science, Technology & Education

Singapore ETH Centre – Future Cities Lab © Copyright ETHZ
Singapore ETH Centre – Future Cities Lab © Copyright ETHZ

About us

The Science and Technology Office of the Embassy of Switzerland in Singapore is part of the swissnex network developed by the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI). Its aim is to strengthen bilateral relations in science, technology, higher education, and innovation between Switzerland and Singapore.
We report on developments in science and technology in Singapore and strengthen contacts with local institutions as well as with the private sector. The office also organizes multiple events in the fields of education, research and innovation.

Study in Switzerland

Top 5 reasons to study in Switzerland for Singapore students are:
1. Top ranked universities
2. One of the most competitive and innovative economies in the world
3. Highly intercultural and international environment
4. One of the best qualities of life
5. If Singapore is considered the Switzerland of Asia, come and experience the Switzerland of Europe!

Learn more about Switzerland’s higher learning landscape here.

Here is a summary of our public universities and the general requirements for Singapore students. (PDF, 747.4 kB)

Switzerland participates every year in the Study in Europe Fair in Singapore.

Opportunities for Switzerland-based students and graduates

Work Holiday Programme

Under this programme, university undergraduates and graduates aged 18 to 25 of all nationalities studying in public universities in Switzerland are allowed to live and work in Singapore for up to six months.

Please consult the website of the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) for more information.

ThinkSwiss scholarship for Singapore-based undergrad and grad students

ThinkSwiss Research Scholarships offers the opportunity for undergrad and grad students enrolled in a Singapore university to pursue a two to three months research internship in a public Swiss institution. Successful candidates will receive a prorated amount according to the length of their stay on the basis of approximately US$1,600 per month.

You may find all relevant information here.

Opportunities for Singaporean PhD and Post-doc Students

Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships for Foreign Scholars.

The Swiss Government, through the Federal Commission for Scholarships for Foreign Students (FCS), awards various scholarships to foreign scholars and researchers. These scholarships provide graduates from all field with the opportunity to pursue doctoral or postdoctoral research in Switzerland at one of the public universities. If you meet the eligibility criteria, you are welcome to request all application forms directly at this representation (singapore@eda.admin.ch) during the call for the scholarships (usually from September to December).

Joint Programmes

The Swiss Federal Institute of Technoloy Lausanne (EPFL) and The Agency for Science, Technology and research (A*STAR)

In 2012, EPFL and A*STAR signed an agreement that enables collaboration between the two institutions at the doctoral level. Young researchers in life sciences, engineering, physics and mathematics have the possibility to complete half of their courses at the partner research facility.