Explore the heart of Europe

Every country is unique in its own way. What makes Switzerland unique is its wide cultural diversity that is given by the geographical location of the country. It is surrounded by five countries: Italy, France, Germany, Austria and the Prinicipality of Liechtenstein and it has a polulation of over 8.5 million people. Over 25% of the population have a foreign passport.





Notification of arrival

In the event of taking up residence here for a period exceeding three months and/or if you wish to pursue gainful employment, you should notify your commune of residence within 14 days of your arrival.

If you intend to stay in Switzerland without transferring your domicile here and without taking up gainful employment, you may stay here for a maximum period of three months without notifying the authorities.





Basic information

Get started with all the basic information you need in Switzerland. Many administrative to-dos (such as opening a bank account or notifying the local residents' registration office) are easy to do and do not consume too much time.

The public transport network is tightly knit and reliable, and is widely used by the Swiss to get to work. The social security system is a bit complex. We dedicate a special chapter to health insurance, since these insurance schemes are not connected to an employment.






Are you looking for a job in Switzerland? Or have you already found it?

In this section you find all the necessary information on how to apply for a job, the Swiss social security system, the Swiss reasearch landscape, etc.







Researcher mobility can improve a career in research. Make the move and discover the wealth of opportunities on offer both inside and outside Europe. EURAXESS Centres and EURAXESS Worldwide are on hand to offer expertise and advice to facilitate your move abroad.


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Here you will find important information for researchers returning to Switzerland.