After getting admission in the Universities, International students should contact the Swiss Embassy or Consulate for obtaining complete information for the student visa application. Students with tourism visa are not allowed into the University.
The Visa application format is different for EU/EFTA citizens and non EU/EFTA citizens.
Process for applicants from EU/EFTA countries:
Students from EU/EFTA countries must register with the Residents' Registration Office of their municipality of residence within 14 days and apply for a residence permit.
Below are the required documents:
Evidence of registration at the university
Valid passport or identity card
Evidence of sufficient funds
Residential address proof, and
2 passport-size photographs
Process for applicants from Non-EU/EFTA countries:
Students from non-EU/EFTA countries must contact the Swiss Embassy or the Swiss consulate in their native country to apply for a visa. They need to get all the required documents for the visa issuing process. Other things include, submitting proof of registration at the University. However, the visa processing will take several months to process.
Visa application fee in the form of postal orders or in cash
£30.00, children aged 6-12
£30.00, nationals of Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Visa fee will be excluded for the following applicants:
Minors under the age of 6 years
School pupils, students and accompanying teachers on study or educational trips
Spouses and children of EU nationals
A student permit is valid as long as his/her study period.