Practical Information

Entry Requirements & Visas

Depending on your nationality, you need a Swiss Schengen visa to travel to Switzerland. All visa procedures remain in the participant's responsibility and must be arranged prior to arriving in Geneva.

Please note that as Geneva Summer Schools participants you will not be degree-seeking University of Geneva students.

Short-term visa applications (up to 90 days, Schengen visa) such as tourist, visit or business can be submitted online. A visa application can be submitted at the earliest 3 months before entering the Schengen area.

Participants will be provided with an email from the Geneva Summer Schools confirming their admission into the program, which includes an Admission Letter and a Tuition Invoice. They may request an official Payment Receipt once full course tuition has been paid.

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For more information on visa and application procedures, please contact the Swiss Representation closest to your city of residence.