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All persons living in Switzerland for more than three months, including also international students, must have basic health insurance coverage. Students from countries that provide international mutual health coverage may be exempted from the compulsory health insurance. Other students may be exempted if they have equivalent health insurance coverage in their home country. For more information please visit the Crus website (Rectors’ Conference of the Swiss Universities).

Students from countries outside the EU/EFTA need to apply for a visa at the Swiss Representation of their home country in order to enter Switzerland. For detailed information regarding Visa requirements and applications please refer to the Swiss State Secretariat for Migration

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Foreign students studying in Switzerland are permitted to accept a side job for a maximum of 15 hours per week. Any employment has to be reported to the Swiss Immigration Office in Lucerne. Citizens from non-EU/EFTA countries are subject to certain restrictions in their access to the Swiss labour market. Please contact the Swiss Immigration Office in Lucerne for detailed information. Further information can also be found on the Crus website (Rectors’ Conference of the Swiss Universities).

The program is taught completely in English, no German or English language proof is required for the application. It is essential that your English language skills are good enough for you to undertake an intensive and challenging academic course that is taught and examined in English. We recommend at least level C1.

The Swiss Immigration Office requires international students to furnish proof of sufficient financial means to finance their stay in Switzerland.
General living expenses range between CHF 21'000.- and 31'000.- per year (depending on personal demands), Source: www.crus.ch (Rectors’ Conference of the Swiss Universities, as of: 25.01.2013).

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