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11. Posted by snickahs (Budding Member 4 posts) 9y

I don't have the patience to teach English, I'm a pronunciation guru. I understand students at Swiss universities are given immediate residency (passport and everything), so would it be possible to enroll at a university, and then drop out? A year's tuition would be well worth the ease of relocation. I really wasn't planning on grad school, but I'll do it if at all necessary.

12. Posted by TillE (Budding Member 2 posts) 9y

Quoting snickahs

so would it be possible to enroll at a university, and then drop out?

I *really* doubt it. Even if you graduate, some countries will kick you out immediately afterward, others will allow graduates to seek employment for some period. If you cease to be a student, your residency permit is likely void.

I can't quickly find an official source, but see here:

Residence permits are awarded to students who wish to study in Switzerland under the following conditions:
1. the applicant is coming to Switzerland alone;
2. the applicant wants to attend a university or some other institution of higher learning;
3. the program of studies is fixed;
4. the institution attests in writing that the applicant has been accepted for studies;
5. the applicant proves necessary financial means;
6. the applicant guarantees departure from Switzerland at the end of studies.

http://www.varsityadmission.com/StudentVisa/Switzerland.php

But it also seems that you're allowed to work if you're a full-time student in Switzerland. If you can actually get accepted to a grad program at a Swiss university, and can figure things out financially, there's the experience and qualifications you need to go anywhere. So why not spend 2-3 years doing that? By the way, what's your undergrad degree?

13. Posted by snickahs (Budding Member 4 posts) 9y

Well that's unfortunate news... I just love being misinformed about things.

My degree is in communication studies.

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