Useful information


We recommend to inquire if a visa is needed to enter the country of destination. The application procedure can take several months and also depends on the student’s nationality. It is therefore suggested to start the procedure early enough.

Before starting the visa application, ensure that your passport is valid for at least 6 months after the date of return to Switzerland.

Health insurance

Contact your insurance company to get healthcare coverage abroad. It is also recommened to get a repatriation clause in the contract.

In certain cases it is also possible, or even mandatory, to get an insurance in the host country. The host institution should be able to provide the necessary information in this regard.


Ask for the International SOS membership card for your travel abroad.