The Science and Technology Office of the Embassy of Switzerland in Singapore is part of the Swiss Knowledge Network, a global 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.
The main activities consist of monitoring and reporting developments in science and technology policy in Singapore and establishing and maintaining contacts within the local administration, universities, research institutes and the private sector. The office also organizes events and multidisciplinary activities in the fields of education, research and technology in order to increase the level of awareness of Switzerland as a hub for science and a supporter of cooperative projects.
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 and who have successfully obtained the Work Holiday Pass are allowed to live and work in Singapore for up to six months. Existing licensing, registration or accreditation requirements (e.g. medicine or law) will apply.
Please consult the website of the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) for more information.
Opportunities for Singaporean Researchers
Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships for Foreign Scholars and Artists
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, federal institutes of technology, as well as universities of applied sciences.
If you meet the eligibility criteria, you are welcome to request all application forms directly at this representation after the opening of the call for scholarships.
Study in Switzerland
The various educational strengths that Switzerland has to offer include globally top ranked public Universities, Universities of Applied Sciences and Hospitality Schools. Their high quality and dedicated educational programs have contributed to shaping 28 Nobel Laureates in the past.
Discover outstanding studying opportunities offered in Switzerland at the Swiss Education Fair or learn more about Switzerland’s higher learning landscape on the rector’s conference website swissuniversities.
Future Resilient System (FRS) is a cross-disciplinary research programme by:
to jointly explore approaches enabling critical infrastructure systems to become more robust and resilient.
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.