WORK PERMITS INFORMATION
A work authorisation is mandatory for non-Swiss nationals residing in Switzerland with a B Permit, classified as formation, and whom have already received an employment offer in Switzerland. Students should send a work authorisation request to the OCPM before the start of their job/internship.
In addition, non-Swiss students are subject to the following work restrictions :
- Employment activity cannot exceed 37.5%, which is equivalent to 15 hours per week during the academic semester and 40 hours per week during the official holiday (winter and summer break). An exception can be made for students who are getting ECTS for their internship and who are in their 4th semester. Contact email@example.com for more information.
- Non-EU/EFTA nationals are not allowed to start a work activity for 6 months upon their arrival date in Geneva. EU/EFTA nationals can start immediately upon their arrival in Geneva.
Exceptions are made for PhD students working in a research field related to their thesis at the Institute. Read our FAQs for additional information.