In order to open a bank account, foreign students need to bring their passport, residence permit, confirmation of study. Various banks offer special conditions for students.
Please find all information on loans and grants here.
Working while studying
Foreign students can only obtain permission to work if it is part of their study programme (e.g. an internship). Before foreign students take up a job or internship, the employer must apply to the Lucerne Cantonal Labour Office of the canton Lucerne for a work permit. Non-European students are not allowed to work during the first six months of their stay in Lucerne.
In any case, it is necessary that studies remain the main purpose of student residency. Therefore, foreign students need written permission from their School to work part-time. Part-time work must not interfere with studies nor may it be a reason for the length of study being extended.
More information for international students: swissuniversities