Useful information


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

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

Health insurance

Contact your insurance company to ensure you will have healthcare coverage abroad. It is also recommended to acquire a repatriation clause in the contract.

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


Request your International SOS membership card for your travel abroad.