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be found at the CRUS/Swiss ENIC Web site. Students should have a good knowledge of the language of instruction (either German, English, French or Italian). Candidates should also possess a state-recognized Swiss matriculation certificate or foreign equivalent. Foreign students may be asked to pay somewhat higher fees than native students when they are accepted onto a course.

Application Process Apply in writing to the university you have chosen, mentioning the field in which you wish to study, and enclosing a copy of your matriculation certificate, copies of college or university certificates (if any) and examination results with an official statement about your studies, and finally a detailed curriculum vitae. Once you have received confirmation of acceptance from a Swiss university, contact the Swiss Embassy in your home country for information on entry formalities for Switzerland. You will have to show proof of your financial means during your studies at this time. You will have to apply to the police department after your arrival in Switzerland to obtain a residence permit. You will need a valid passport, with visa if necessary, confirmation of acceptance from a Swiss university, a guarantee of sufficient financial means to support your studies (such as a bank statement), and a statement concerning your address in Switzerland. The residence permit will only be issued if your financial means are guaranteed; you will also need to renew the permit annually.

Source and further information: The English-language Web site http://www. provides information for international students wanting to study in Switzerland and for universities seeking cooperation partners.

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Scholarships The Swiss Government grants university scholarships to foreign students who have graduated from university or, to a limited extent, university of applied sciences or advanced arts programmes. Detailed information on the application requirements for the scholarships, the relevant countries, and how to apply are provided by the Federal Commission for Scholarships for Foreign Students (FCS):

Federal Commission for Scholarships for Foreign Students (FCS) Hallwylstrasse 4 CH-3003 Bern Tel. +41 (0)31 323 26 76 Fax +41 (0)31 232 30 20 The mobility centres of the Swiss universities provide information on scholarships for international students granted by universities.

Visa Appointments All visa applicants must have an appointment to submit their visa application at the Consulate General. One appointment will be allocated per person, for example, if a family of five is applying for visas, then 5 appointments must be made. There are a limited number of daily appointments.You may book your appointments in advance with their service provider: Quick Print. Email: The completed application and documents must be presented to Quick Print for verification at least 48 hours prior to your appointment date. You will then be issued a preview checklist confirmation of this verification, which should be presented to the Consulate at the appointment. Admission to the Consulate will be declined if you do not have the stamped checklist. Please note that this preview is no guarantee of a visa but only an aid to assist us in the efficient processing of your application.

Documents required for student visa Forms and supporting documents required are listed on: or available in their office.

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