Visas and accommodation

Help with applications

Applying for Swiss student visas

  • Visa application form C (also known as the Schengen visa) – for stays in the Schengen area lasting no longer than 90 days over a period of six months (for tourist or visiting purposes, for instance). Only citizens of certain countries can obtain a visa for these stays.
  • Click here to find out the requirements for your country of origin.
  • National visa application form D – for stays longer than three months.


Complete the form and submit it to the Swiss embassy or consulate in your country. You will be asked to produce several supporting documents to enclose with your visa application. Make sure you submit the application in good time as the procedure may take several months. A visa costs an average of EUR 60 and processing fees may also be charged in addition to this.

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Help with your visa application

On request, Language Links Lausanne offers tailored support for students who wish to submit a visa application to study in Switzerland.

Thanks to our long-standing relationship with Swiss immigration authorities, our school is able to steer students through the process in a way that maximises their chances of success. We offer:

  • A clear plan describing all the steps for submitting a visa application
  • Help with every step of the process
  • Preparation of most administrative documents
  • In-depth examination of each aspect of the student’s application to ensure it is consistent and of sufficient quality
  • Advance submission of the application to the Swiss embassy/consulate and Lausanne cantonal authorities
  • Regular follow-up on the status of your application once it has been submitted.