What are the types of Student Visas for Switzerland?
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Student Visas For Switzerland
Switzerland is one of the 26 Schengen area countries. Hence, having a Switzerland student visa allows passport-free travel between these 26 countries and opens up these numerous countries to search for job & career opportunities.
Types of Switzerland Student Visas -
There are mainly two types of student visas in Switzerland -
The Schengen ‘C’ Visa
This type of visa allows the student to stay in Switzerland for up to 90 days. This type of visa is for students who want to visit the country for a short stay on account of seminars, summer schools or language schools, short courses, etc.
The National ‘D’ Visa
This type of visa is a long term study visa. Students who plan to study in Switzerland full time for more than 90 days have to apply for this visa. Under this category, International Students are granted a Schengen visa for 1 year with an extension of up to 6 months to find a job. With this type of visa, International students can work part-time for up to 15 hours per week.
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Documents required for Switzerland Student Visa
Accurate bank statements & other financial documents (To justify that you can bear the tuition & living costs in Switzerland.)
Proof of health insurance
Admit letter from the Swiss university
Previous educational certificates & mark sheets
A signed letter admitting that you are going to leave the country once you complete the course
CV & Letter of Motivation explaining your purpose & motivation to study.
Within 90 days of your arrival in Switzerland, you will have to apply for your residence permit at the cantonal migration office. Documents required for the residence permit are your ID, your Swiss visa, and proof of your Swiss residence.