FAQ

Here you can find answers to the most frequently asked questions about Swiss higher education.

You should apply for a Swiss Visa at the Swiss embassy or consulate in your area.

Citizens of the following EU and EFTA countries as well as those from Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand and Singapore do not require a visa:

EU countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden

EFTA countries: Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway

If you want to come to Switzerland to study at a university, you will need to apply for a national D visa. For summer courses and language schools you will need to apply for short-term Schengen visa.

Within 14 days of arriving in Switzerland you must register your arrival with local authorities to apply for a residence permit. Have in mind that you must have a residence permit for your period of study in Switzerland.

Health insurance is compulsory for any student residing in Switzerland.

You are allowed to work in Switzerland, but you are not legally allowed to work more than 15h per week.

The national languages of Switzerland are German, French, Italian and Romansh. Have in mind that English is not one of the Switzerland's national languages.

Approximately from CHF 16,000 to CHF 26,000.

There are 12 general universities in Switzerland: University of Basel , University of Bern, University of Fribourg , University of Geneva, University of Neuch√Ętel , University of Lausanne, University of Lucerne , University of Lugano , University of St. Gallen, University of Zurich, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich

Switzerland is a home to one of world's most prestigious higher education systems. ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology) and Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL) are placed among the world's top 15.

Here you can find all study programs for your desired university.

Each university has its own requirements for admission, so it is very important to carefully read information available on the university websites.

You can find general requirements here. For specific admission requirements you should visit study program's website.