Potential Students from EU/EFTA countries
Students from an EU/EFTA do not have to apply for a visa and an entry permit – they will be registered upon arrival. Staying for more than three months in Switzerland students need a residence permit.
Potential Students from Non-EU/Non-EFTA countries
Students from countries outside the EU/EFTA need, in addition to a residence permit, to apply for a visa and entry permit at the Swiss embassy of their home country. Students should not enter Switzerland with a tourist visa. A tourist visa cannot be transformed into a student visa once the student is in Switzerland. The visa application process can take up to three months. After having received the letter of acceptance of the University of Applied Sciences and Arts, students should immediately contact the Swiss Embassy in order to obtain information about the specific application forms and required documents.