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Before coming

Formalities in your home country

Nationals of the following countries require a student visa:

Europe
> Turkey and Eastern European countries non UE members

Africa
> All countries

Asia
> All countries, except Brunei, Japan, Malaysia and Singapore

Oceania
> All countries, except New Zealand

Americas
> All countries

 

Procedure to follow

Go to
* the nearest Swiss embassy or consulate

Present
* a general outline of your study project with the length of your studies

Take with you
* a valid passport
* an acceptance letter (Attestation d'admission à l'immatriculation ) from the University of Lausanne
* an official guarantee of your ability to finance your studies in Switzerland

 

These formalities take at least 3 months to complete.

 

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IMPORTANT

The matriculation form (Attestation d'admission à l'immatriculation)  from the university of Lausanne does not entitle you to a B permit (Permis de séjour B étudiant). Only for the students from the besites list.

It is impossible to change a toursit visa into a student permit once you have arrived in Switzerland.

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