The Leading House ETH Zurich supports the exchange of early career researchers between Switzerland and China (incl. Taiwan and Hong Kong).
Switzerland-based senior researchers from universities, universities of applied sciences or research institutes and from all scientific disciplines can apply to host early career Chinese scholars (doctoral students or postdoctoral researchers) in Switzerland for 6–24 months. All eligible institutions are featured on our website.
A scholarship is jointly provided by the China Scholarship Council (CSC) and the Leading House ETH Zurich to cover living allowance and international travel.
The Switzerland-based main applicant (Switzerland-based host researcher) must apply to ETH Zurich as the Leading House. The submission of the application takes place in two compulsory steps (as stated in the call guidelines below):
- Submission of your application details via the application form online below ‘Online application form for Swiss host’
- Upload of your research proposal with the requested appendices in one single pdf document via the application form below ‘Online application form for Swiss host’.
At the same time, the Chinese visiting fellow must submit his/her application to the CSC. (For application details, please refer to the CSC website. Co-application is mandatory, failure to do so will result in the disqualification of the application.