When you arrive
Welcome Meeting and Registration at the Graduate Institute
A Welcome Meeting for incoming exchange students will take place on the first day of the semester.
Students will officially register to the Institute during this meeting and attendance is therefore mandatory. During this meeting, students will finalise their registration to the Institute and receive their multi-service student cards.
The Institute’s Academic Adviser will also be present if you have any questions pertaining to course offerings and registration.
Residence permit (all non-Swiss nationals)
Click on "Residence permit application procedure"
IMPORTANT: Incoming Exchange students who have received a residence permit are required to inform the OCPM (firstname.lastname@example.org) about their departure, at the latest, two weeks prior to leaving by sending the departure form, duly completed. This procedure is mandatory.
Switzerland requires all residents to have health insurance. Students will therefore have to show proof of their insurance policy to local health authorities.
Remember to cancel your insurance policy upon departure, otherwise, you will continue to receive invoices.
Office Cantonal de la Population et des Migrations (OCPM)
Website: Welcome to Geneva
Route de Chancy 88, 1213 Onex
Opening hours: Mo, Tue, Th, Fr: 7:30-13:30; Wed 9:00-16:30
Telephone : +41 22 546 47 95, Mo-Fr: 13:30-16:30
Access: Tram 14, Bus K and L «Bandol» stop. Map