Student Visas for Geneva
Before beginning your studies, is it essential to find out if you need a visa to enter Switzerland or study in Geneva.
You do not need a visa to study in Geneva if you are:
A citizen of Switzerland or the European Union, in possession of a valid European Union identification card or passport
A citizen of a country that is part of the European Economic Area or European Free Trade Association and are in possession of a valid passport.
Non-EU citizens must apply for a student visa to study in Switzerland. The EU Admissions Department is here to help with and inform you of the visa and residency process. You must complete a number of documents and take to the visa department of your nearest Swiss embassy.
Original passport plus one copy
The original copy proof of enrollment at EU Business School
Completed copy of the E form
If you need the O form, you will also need a copy of the passport or ID of the person who will sponsor you and proof of their ability to pay
Completed copy of the D form
Stating that the student or the sponsor of the student has an active account with a minimum of CHF 30,000
Stating that the student will leave Switzerland post-studies
An updated copy of your CV
Stating both the reason for studying in Switzerland and detailing the student's post study plans
Please reference the Housing Attestation that you received along with your final enrollment documents. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about this.
Recent passport sized photographs (35mm x 45mm)
Evidence of previous academic performance
Within two weeks of arrival, students are required to register as a resident of Geneva. All of the following forms, as well as detailed instructions on the residence process, are available at our admissions office. Please visit the office on campus first, so that our staff can ensure that all your paperwork is filled out correctly and that you follow the correct procedure. Students must register at the immigration office in Geneva (Office Cantonal de la Population Genève).
• Copy of your passport
• One passport size photo
• Completed E form
• Certificate of enrollment/attestation at EU Business School
• A copy of your rental agreement
• Proof of payment of 65 CHF
• Passport (plus one copy)
• Proof of your address in Geneva/copy of your rental agreement
• Certificate of enrollment at EU Business School
Where to go:
Office Cantonal de la Population (OCP)
Route de Chancy, 88
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 7:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
How to get there:
Take tram 14 or buses K or L to stop Bandol