How do I register for the SNSF Portal?

To be able to use our portal, you also need a SWITCH edu-ID and mySNF access. Here you will find step-by-step instructions for logging in to the SNSF Portal for the first time.

  • 1. Create a mySNF user account

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    Here you create your mySNFExternal Link Icon user account, if you don't have one yet.


    You can only use such an account after a review by the SNSF, which takes at least 24 hours. Afterwards you will receive a confirmation by e-mail.

    If you are a member of an evaluation panel, the Research Council, a review panel or a steering committee and do not yet have a mySNF user account, please contact the SNSF Administrative Offices.

  • 2. Start the SNSF Portal login procedure

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    Open the link to the SNSF PortalExternal Link Icon. Select the "SNSF Portal login" option.

    SNF-Portal Schritt 2 Login
  • 3. Log into the SNSF Portal

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    Select "Continue with SWITCH edu-ID”.

  • 4a. Log in with an existing SWITCH edu-ID

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    Do you work at a Swiss higher education institution? HereExternal Link Icon you can check whether your institution already uses the SWITCH edu-ID. If your institution is marked green, log in with your institution's e-mail address and go to step 5.

    SWITCH Login edu-ID
  • 4b. Create a SWITCH edu-ID

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    If your institution is not marked green or you have never worked at a Swiss higher education institution before, create a new SWITCH edu-ID.

    SWITCH Login edu-ID

    Follow the steps to create a SWITCH edu-ID account and accept the terms of use. SWITCH will then send a confirmation e-mail to the e-mail address you provided, please confirm it. If you do not receive an e-mail, please check your spam folder.


    Now go back to the SNSF PortalExternal Link Icon and log in with your SWITCH edu-ID account.

  • 5. Accept the disclosure of personal data

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    Accept that SWITCH edu-ID will forward your first name, last name and e-mail to the SNSF Portal.

  • 6. Connect the SNSF Portal with the mySNF account

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    Now connect your mySNF and SNSF Portal accounts (you only have to do this once).

  • 7. Confirm and link the accounts irrevocably

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    Confirm that the SWITCH edu-ID and the mySNF accounts belong to you and link the two accounts. Please read carefully, this step cannot be undone.

  • 8. Accept the User Agreement

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    Please accept the User Agreement, then you can use the SNSF Portal.