STREAM (Student Research Mobility Programme)

What is STREAM?

STREAM is a student research mobility programme which aims to facilitate student research exchange opportunities between institutions within the League of European Research Universities (LERU).

Who can apply?

STREAM is aimed at students who have a high interest in conducting research during their study period. Students from all subjects at UZH are eligible to apply. You must have a minimum of one full academic year of your undergraduate course completed at the time of the mobility.

Where can I go?

  • Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg Link
  • Universiteit Leiden, Netherlands Link
  • Universiteit Utrecht, Netherlands (no more applications will be accepted until July 2020) Link
  • Lund University, Sweden Link
  • Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy Link
  • Université Paris-Saclay, France Link
  • Université de Genève, Switzerland Link

The offered traineeships are advertised directly on the universities' websites. If there are no traineeships listed yet, you can directly contact the respective faculties and ask for open positions. 

How can I apply?

Students interested in a research project should contact the STREAM coordinator at their university. Please return the completed application form (PDF, 118 KB) directly to Andrea Orbann. If there are any additional project-specific requirements indicated, we ask you to send us the relevant documents along with your application form. We will check whether you fulfill the formal requirements and forward your application to our partner university for the final selection. Please note the project-specific registration periods.

How to fund my traineeship?

There are no student program fees. Students must cover their expenses themselves. The Swiss-European Mobility Programme (SEMP) offers financial support for all traineeships within Europe.


Do I need to understand the native language of the host institution?

All traineeships are undertaken in English. There is no requirement to speak the native language of the host institution to be eligible for a project. In certain countries you may find being able to communicate in the native language will make it easier getting around on a day to day basis.