Visa for Switzerland

You need a visa?

Please inquiry well in advance (2-3 months) at the Swiss Embassy of Consulate in your country to find out whether a visa is necessary or not.

The secretarial office of the Cours de vacances ca produce a pre-enrolment attestation (without any mention or the payment if you haven't paid yet) or an enrolment attestation (with mention of the amount paid). It may help you with your query to get a visa. Please not that we do not help the students for their actual visa application.

If you come to Switzerland to study for one term or more, you can ask the Admissions Department for further information. You can also have a look at their website (

The deadline approaches and you're still waiting for your visa

Let us know as soon as possible that your visa is still on hold! At least before the pre-enrolment deadline of the 14th of January 2020, or 2 weeks before the start of the course you have chosen : the 21st of January 2020.

Your visa is refused...

Please inform the secretarial office (tel : +41 21 692 30 90 or :

1. If you haven't paid the fee, we will cancel your pre-enrolment and offer your place to someone else.

2. If you have already paid the fee, we will send you a "repayment form" so that you can get your money back (minus 50 CHF for administrative costs).

Important : if you have already paid the fee, no application for repayment will be accepted after the Tuesday before the course begins (Tuesday 21st of January 2020).

Anthropole - CH-1015 Lausanne
Tel. +41 21 692 30 90
Fax +41 21 692 30 85