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Student Visa Information for Switzerland

Some students will require a student visa to enter Switzerland, so please verify the visa requirement for your nationality and apply at the right time. It may take anywhere from 4-12 weeks to obtain a visa.
Students will need the letter of acceptance and the receipt of the deposit payment to apply for their visa. The Swiss authorities require advance payment of the tuition fees (one or two terms) in some countries in order to process a visa.
Neither the school nor its representatives have any jurisdiction over decisions concerning visa applications. All decisions are made by the relevant Swiss authorities.

Visit the official Swiss website for information about Visa requirements.

Student Visa Information for English Program

Student who are joining the Glion English Language Program in London prior to coming over to our Swiss campus should apply for the student permit in their country of residence as soon as they receive the letter of acceptance from Glion Institute for Higher Education regarding their studies in Switzerland. When applying, they have to mention that they wish to collect the entry visa at the Swiss Embassy in London. This has to be written on the application form as well.

Once it has been authorized by the migration office in Switzerland the students will be able to collect their visas at the Embassy in London. They have to bring a copy of the authorization letter received from the migration office, their passport and a copy of their passport.

Please note that processing time is 24 hours (one working day). Opening hours are Monday to Friday, 09:30 am – 12:00 noon (except British and Swiss public holidays) without prior appointment.

Student Visa Information For UK

EU, EEA, Swiss, British and British overseas territory national applicants do not need a student visa. All other International student applicants will need to apply for a UK Tier 4 student visa in order to study at our Glion London campus. Find out more about the UK Tier 4 student visa application process here. All region-specific visa requirements must be met – these can be found on https://www.gov.uk/tier-4-general-visa/eligibility

Contact the admissions office for more information:

Glion Institute of Higher Education
118 Rue du Lac
CH – 1815 Clarens
T. +41 (0) 21 989 26 77
F. +41 (0) 21 989 26 78
E. admissions@glion.edu