The Swiss National Bank invites Central Banks to nominate candidates to attend the individual courses. These courses are free of charge and include room and full board at the Study Center Gerzensee. However, the sponsoring institution must cover travel costs to Switzerland and back. Furthermore, it is highly recommended that participants have adequate funds for shopping, personal trips, telephone calls and the like. Before coming to Switzerland, the participant is responsible to obtain visas for his/her entire trip (including transit destinations).
Accommodation is offered in single rooms in our lodging facility and is for participants only. We have to insist that participants do not bring along their families or any other accompanying persons. We cater to special diets required for health reasons. All participants can choose between regular and vegetarian meals served at our own restaurant.
Insurance covering medical and hospital expenses is provided in case of unforeseen illness or accident. Participants are not insured against illness resulting from pre-existing conditions. The sponsoring institution therefore certifies that, immediately prior to the course, the participants are not suffering from any medical condition that could prevent their full attendance during the course. The sponsoring institution also certifies that it will reimburse the Study Center Gerzensee for all expenses incurred as a result of any pre-existing medical condition. Furthermore, we do not assume any liability for the participants' personal belongings.
Only one application per course may be submitted from each central bank. Please be aware that we cannot guarantee acceptance to each course, as places are limited. Candidates who have already attended one of our Central Bankers Courses will unfortunately not be considered again.
The applicant must be sponsored by the respective central bank which certifies that the applicant, if accepted,
- will receive leave of absence with regular pay for the duration
of the entire course
- will be given no duties or assignments that might conflict
with his/her participation
- is able to express himself/herself in English fluently
Applications for our courses should be sent together with a recommendation letter either by post or courier and must be received by October 15, 2012. An electronic version of the application form and of the recommendation letter can be downloaded on the Study Center’s homepage www.szgerzensee.ch/courses/central-bankers/administration-admission/ Late applications and applications sent by fax or email will not be considered. All mail should be addressed to: Study Center Gerzensee, Central Bankers Courses, P.O. Box 21, CH-3115 Gerzensee, Switzerland. The sponsoring central bank will be informed about the decision of the Admissions Committee by end of December 2012. You may contact the Study Center Gerzensee using:
+41 31 780 3102
+41 31 780 3100