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Re: Job oppurtunities

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Hello Everyone,

I am from India and am willing to pursue MSc in Applied Mathematics. Currently I am looking for ETH Zurich and EPFL. I am concerned about the job oppurtunities in Switzerland after completion of masters. Also, some information regarding work visa will be helpful.

Hope to get replies soon.

Thank You

3rd country national here, it's easy to find a job if you're flexible to move to a new place within Switzerland after your studies

To make things easier, learn either German or French during your masters. Language courses are for free for students. For the rest of the people outside universities, 800-1000 CHF per module. There are companies that hire people that does not know any Swiss national language (e.g. ABB, Oracle), but the contract terms and working conditions are below average.

In the university they also offer other 2 things at not cost for students: (i) job fairs, and (ii) coaching on how to find a job. After my studies, I found my job in this event The EPFL has a similar event The university also offered a course on how to land a job: CV adapted to CH cultural sensibilities, get used to phone interviews, what and what not to say in an interview, how to negotiate salaries, etc. The most important, do not desperate after sending 30 CVs, 10 interviews and 6 months of's normal.

The hardest part to get the residence permit is to get accepted either to ETH or EPFL. Foreign scholarships are usually not enough to cover the living expenses in Switzerland. Therefore you need to provide "evidence of sufficient financial means" to get the permit. ETH has a handy guide for foreign students (last update August 2019):

Basically, you need to show an account with 21,000 CHF in any bank with a retail branch in Switzerland.

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