Visa Info for Filipino Students Going to a University in Switzerland

  • 3 Months Start applying
  • 60 EUR Visa fee
  • Not required Proof of language

National Visa D

If you're a student from Philippines, you'll need the National Visa D to study in Switzerland. This visa is made specifically for students like you who are ready to begin their study abroad adventure in Switzerland. Find out the best information about the process of getting the National Visa D to decide if studying abroad in Switzerland is right for you.

How much time will it take to get my visa?

Be sure to allow extra time for your visa application. Immediately after you've been accepted to and enrolled in the university of your choice, you can already start your application for the Swiss National Visa D. You should apply at least 3 months before your university degree programme starts.

Main steps to take for the Swiss student visa

Here is what Filipino students have to do to get a student visa that will allow them to study in Switzerland:

You can schedule an online appointment through a visa application centre in the Philippines. Bring your application documents there and have your biometrics taken. You will also attend an interview there.

Filipino students maybe have to provide biometrics during the visa application process. Your biometrics are, basically, extra identification (e.g. fingerprinting and pictures) that countries use for security purposes.

You maybe have to attend a visa interview during the application process.

The National Visa D from Switzerland is valid for up to unknown. So that you can stay during your entire degree programme, you may need to renew your visa every year. If you want to stay in Switzerland after your degree is over, you will have to apply for a different visa, or a visa renewal through the immigration office.

How much will I have to pay for the student visa?

To apply for the Swiss National Visa D, you will also have to pay a fee of 60 EUR. Depending on your situation, Swiss authorities will allow you to pay this fee online, on location at a visa application centre in Philippines, or through a bank transfer.

Filipino students won't need to get health insurance for the Swiss visa.

What documents will I need to get for my student visa?

When you apply for your visa, one of the most important things you need to prove is that you can support yourself during your study programme. For Switzerland, they require you to prove that Unknown EUR/ either from an external source, or already in your bank account.

Filipino students won't have to prove they speak English well enough to study in an international university in Switzerland. These language skills ensure that you can succeed in your classes and manage your way around Switzerland.

Filipino students won't need to take a medical test before arriving in Switzerland.

Filipino students won't need to set up a Restricted Bank Account. This type of bank account restricts the amount of money you can withdraw every month, and only allows you to access it when you arrive in Switzerland.

Look at the Switzerland immigration website for more detailed visa information.

Switzerland

Switzerland seems like the type of country that excels at everything: from great psychologists like Jung and Piaget, to sportsmen and women, like Federer and Hingis, you'd have to expect that the subjects and Master's degrees are also top-notch.

Also, Switzerland is located in the heart of Europe, and, considering all the jokes about how compact the countries are, it's no surprise that you could visit 3 countries in only one afternoon, getting a true international experience to the maximum.

Switzerland is most well-known for its Master's degrees in Business Administration, Engineering, Hospitality, Life Sciences, Economics, and much more.

View Master's programmes in Switzerland!

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