Visas and Entering Switzerland

Exchange students from EU and EFTA countries

Exchange students from EU and EFTA countries need a valid travel document (i.e. passport or identification card) in order to enter Switzerland. For exchange students from the new EU states, interim regulations apply. Please contact the Swiss embassy or consulate in your country for information about the exact procedures that apply for you.

List of Swiss representations

Exchange students from countries with visa requirements

For those exchange students with a visa requirement, we apply for the visa at the Migrations Office of the Canton of zurich.

Please note that exchange students with a visa requirement who do not hold a valid visa will not be allowed to matriculate at the University of Zurich.