Health and accident insurance
Students enrolled in the MCR programme have to be insured against sickness and accident. A certificate of accident and health insurance covering Switzerland is requested .
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. If your country has not signed the
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Swiss Confederation Visa Requirements website to check entry requirements into Switzerland.
We strongly recommend enquiring in time at the competent embassy or consulate to find out the specific conditions applicable to you.
Depending on the teaching module, you will have to travel to Sion or to Geneva.
Sion: Sion is located in the heart of the Swiss Alps, at 150 km from Geneva and 300 km from Zurich. There are regular train connections between the airports of Geneva and Zurich (approximately 2-hour journey). For access to the UNIGE Valais campus see: http://www.unige.ch/cide/en/contacts/
Geneva is served by the International Cointrin Airport. Trains run
from the airport to "Gare Cornavin" (central train
station); the trip takes 6 minutes. Trains from Switzerland, France
and Italy arrive at the Gare Cornavin train station in the centre of
the city. For access to the campus of the University of Geneva see
For more information on airports, see:
more information on the
Swiss railways, timetable, half fare card,
If you travel by car to Sion: A9 motorway, exit East Sion no. 27, follow the signs UNIGE/UNIL
Sion public transport
A public bus service is available from Sion city centre and Sion rail station to the CCRS. Bus tickets are issued by the driver inside the bus. They are entitled to free movement for 1:30h. Prices: 2.80 CHF. Multiple-journey tickets are also available. They are issued by the driver inside the bus. They are transferable and valid for 6 journeys. Price: 13.40 CHF.
Geneva public transport
Free public transport from the airport to the city centre: at your arrival at Geneva International Airport, you can get a 80-minutes ticket free of charge for a journey to the place of your accommodation. The ticket machine is in the luggage retrieval hall. If you stay in a hotel or youth hostel, the fee of your stay includes the “Geneva Transport Card” which allows you to travel free all day on the public transports network. Otherwise, you can take a single ticket (3.50 CHF) which allows you to travel on public transports for 60 minutes. To by this ticket, press “Tout Genève” on the machine located at each bus / tram stop. For more information on public transports in Geneva: see www.tpg.ch
The following list gives you a choice of hotels/hostels (non-exhaustive).
Rue du Scex 36
Tel: +41 (0) 27 527 21 00
Fax: +41 (0) 27 527 21 01
DU RHÔNE ***
Rue du Scex 10
Tel : +41 (0) 27 322 82 91
Fax : +41 (0) 27 323 11 88
Rue du Midi 6
Tel +41(0)27 322 03 27
Fax +41(0)27 322 23 61
Rue de l'Industrie 2
Tel: +41 27 323 74 70
Fax: +41 27 323 74 38
Kurt Bösch Acccomodation
The “Fondation universitaire Kurt Bösch“ has accommodation which comprises 8 single rooms and 12 twin rooms, located on campus. For reservations and information: firstname.lastname@example.org
(Please note that priority is given to students who rent a room for a full academic year).
University of Geneva residences
Student Budget Housing
- Résidence universitaire internationale / Carlton Hotel
- City Hostel Geneva
- Geneva Youth Hostel
- Centre universitaire protestant 1
- Centre universitaire protestant 2
- Foyer George Williams
- Foyer international d'étudiants Saint-Justin
- Saint-Boniface Centre
- Le Cénacle
- Foyer John Knox