Apply to our Visiting Fellow Programme

A 5-Step Application Process


Application deadlines are: 
Fall Selection (for the following spring): 15 September
Spring Selection (for the following fall): 15 March 


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General Conditions



Take a look at our research centres and academic departments prior to filling out your online application and indicate the name of a professor who may be interested in your research. You do not need to contact them before.




Complete the online application form




Pay the application fee of CHF 50 and validate the application form by clicking on “Submit”.




You will receive an automatic message confirming the receipt of your online application.

This message will provide you with a link to a GoogleForm that will allow you to submit the following documents (in PDF format):

1. A brief summary (2 to 4 pages) of the research project you intend to pursue at the Graduate Institute

2. A letter of recommendation from candidate's home institution (or supervisor) and attestation of study (mandatory for junior visiting fellows)

3. A copy of your passport

 Only completed applications will be considered. 




The Visiting Fellowship Programme is a selective programme. An admission committee examines all applications. Selection criteria is related to the research topic and the availability of a professor to act as the academic contact. The committee’s decision is final.

Candidates will be informed of the result by email about one month after their application’s deadline. 

Admitted candidates will receive a formal letter in electronic format confirming their affiliation with a department or research centre, along with invoice details for the CHF 500 administration fees.