Documents for IBAS Application
- Copy of Passport ID page
- High school diploma and transcript (for candidates who apply for Diploma/Bachelor’s programs)
- Official transcripts and degrees of all program you have received academic credit for (for candidates who apply for Master’s/Doctoral programs).
- IELTS or equivalent English Proficiency certificate depending on visa regulations for specific countries.
Documents usually Needed for Visa Application
- Three (3) national visa applications, visa form “D”
- Three (3) photographs no more than 6-months old, 35x45mm, white background, your face, from the top of the head to the bottom of the chin, should measure between 29 to 35mm, sharp focus and clear
- Passport with a minimum validity of 12 months and issued in the past 10 years, original and 2 photocopies
- Proof of sufficient finances: original bank statement or savings book in the Student’s own name (a minimum of CHF 21,000 as required for most countries needing a visa) in an international bank which is recognized/trustworthy in Switzerland **on a case-by-case basis IBAS will allow students to prove their finances at the visa application stage instead of initial IBAS application stage
- Candidate’s latest highest educational certificates
- Acceptance / confirmation / registration letter from the school in Switzerland (IBAS)
- Confirmation of payment of school tuition fees from the school in Switzerland (IBAS)
- Curriculum vitae / résumé
- Motivation letter explaining why the Candidate would like to pursue his/her studies in Switzerland
- Letter to confirm that the Candidate will leave Switzerland after he/she completes the chosen course study
Note: All documents must be officially translated into English and notarized. All documents required to be translated into German and notarized when required by the Swiss Immigration.
Note: The list of documents above is a general example. Please check at the local embassy website for local regulations. BUT please notice that each embassy has their own rules while the canton of Zurich has their own requirements. The canton is the decision power not the embassy. In case of conflict, contact IBAS and we will discuss with the respective embassy.
Documents to be Prepared After Visa Approval for Your Arrival in Switzerland
- Application for residence permit has to be applied 2 weeks before after arrival (fee depends on specific part of the canton)
- Medical insurance (approved by Switzerland) is mandatory. And has to be proven to the canton within 2 weeks of arriving in Switzerland. IBAS will not be responsible for students lack of insurance if the student doesn’t buy the insurance package offered at IBAS
- Photo for residence permit application
- ePhoto for student ID card