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UZH for International Students and Scholars

Relocation to Switzerland


You will have to check if you need a visa in order to study and live in Switzerland. To find out if you need to apply for a visa, please refer to  Preparing your Entrance Documents 

Registration at the Local Registration Office

Upon arrival in Switzerland you must register at the local registration office within 14 days. Detailed information on the process can be found under Registration

On the same website you will also find information on how to extend your residence permit.


Due to the high demand of living space in Zurich, it is advisable to start looking for an accommodation as early as possible. Search options, application tips and further information can be found under Accommodations.

Health Insurance and other Insurances 

For relevant information about health insurance and other insurances please view Insurances.