Application Procedure

Step 1: Application Form

Please complete the application form and send it with the following documents:

  • High-school/university certificates/transcripts
  • Proof of English proficiency (TOEFL or IELTS or equivalent)
  • Completed Statement of Health document
  • Copy of passport
  • Four passport-size photographs (3x4 cm – required upon arrival in Switzerland)
  • Curriculum vitae (résumé)
  • Motivation letter
  • Work reference letters (if available)

Copies of official documents are accepted however original documents may be requested. Missing documents will be noted on the provisional letter of acceptance. Information about any missing documents should be given to the admissions office at the time of application.

If you are in contact with a local representative, he or she will be able to help with this process.

N.B. All documents must be translated into English and stamped by an official translator.

Step 2: Provisional Acceptance

The admissions office considers potential students’ full profile including academic records, personal motivation, work experience (if any), extracurricular activities and any letters of recommendation.

If the application is successful and the requested course is still available, the provisional letter of acceptance will be sent within one week. The deposit must be paid within 30 days:

  • Registration fee: CHF 3,000.–
  • Cancellation insurance: CHF 290.– per term (please refer to the general conditions for details)

Full bank details will be indicated in the provisional letter of acceptance. If the letter is received six weeks or less before the starting date, full fees should be transferred immediately.

If the deposit is not paid on time, the place in the course is not guaranteed. If the above payment cannot be made by the deadline set, please contact the admissions office to request an extension.

The paid deposit will be applied toward the first term fees.

N.B. Any special room requests (single, premium, deluxe or superior deluxe) can only be confirmed once full payment is received.

Step 3: Acceptance and Visa

The letter of acceptance will be issued upon receipt of the payment of the deposit. This letter and the receipt of the deposit payment are necessary to apply for the student visa (if required).

The balance of the school fees must reach the school’s account no later than six weeks before arrival.

Once a place is confirmed, students will receive detailed information for arrival at the school. For any additional information, please do not hesitate to contact the admissions office.

N.B. The school reserves the right to modify the application procedures when necessary. Applicants will be notified immediately should any changes take place.

Your Regional Admissions Office Contact Details

Students from Europe/Africa/Middle East/North America

Students from Latin America

Students from Asia/Pacific

Swiss Education Group
Admissions office
Av. des Alpes 27
1820 Montreux
Switzerland
Tel. +41 21 965 40 20
Fax +41 41 965 40 30

Swiss Education Group
Admissions office
SCN Quadra 01 Bloco C n 85
Sala 310-311
Ed. Brasilia Trade Center
Brasilia-DF 70711-902 Brazil
Tel. +55 61 303 796 33
Fax +55 61 303 796 33

Swiss Education Group
Admissions office
260 Orchard Road
#16-01 The Heeren
Singapore 238855
Tel. +65 67 387 025
Fax +65 62 388 148 

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Visa Application Procedures

Visa Application

In most countries students have to submit a student visa application at the nearest Swiss Embassy or Consulate. The visa can take up to 12 weeks to process. The local representative (if applicable) will also have full details of the visa application procedures.

Students will need the letter of acceptance and the receipt of the deposit payment to apply for their visa.

Neither the school nor its representatives have any jurisdiction over decisions concerning visa applications. All decisions are made by the relevant Swiss authorities.

Visa Collection

At the earliest students can collect their visa 10 days before the start of the course.

Advance Payment

Swiss authorities require advance payment of the tuition fees (one or two terms) in some countries in order to process a visa. Contact the admissions office for more information.

Exceptions

Nationals of most European Union member states do not require a student visa to enter Switzerland.

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