Future Students

Find all necessary information on the requirements, the application process, the tuition fees as well as the scholarships and apply for an incredible experience in the MEIG Programme.

Before you arrive

Visa

If you are a student citizen of the European Union (EU) or the European Free Trade Association (EFTA), no visa is required to enter Switzerland. You will only need a valid recognised identity document.

If you are a student citizen outside the EU or EFTA, you will need a visa. We invite you to contact the nearest Swiss Embassy to know more about the conditions.

Residence Permit

Any foreign student wishing to study in Geneva will need a residence permit which is delivered by the migration authority of the canton (OCPM: Office Cantonal de la Population et des Migrations). Depending on the country of origin (EU / EFTA countries or third countries), the conditions of grant will be different.

Confirmed participants in the MEIG Programme receive detailed information on the first steps in Geneva regarding accommodation possibilities, bank account options and more.

Contact us if you have any questions.

During the programme

Health Insurance in Switzerland

Foreign students with equivalent health coverage in their home country may be exempted from the insurance requirement in Switzerland if the insurance covers their stay in Switzerland. To do so, they must send a request to the Cantonal Administration accompanied by a written certificate from the foreign body containing all the necessary information.

Language, cultural sport offers at the University of Geneva

A great variety of language courses, cultural offers, sport groups and much more. As a student of the University of Geneva, you are able to take advantage of these special offers. You will discover a city with manifold possibilities.

Confirmed participants in the MEIG Programme receive detailed information on the first steps in Geneva regarding accommodation possibilities, bank account options and more.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

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