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live in Germany but study in Zurich - need info on CH-DE border towns

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I searched the forum but couldnt find a relevant thread...I will be going to ETH, Zurich, for 6 months as an erasmus student. Problem is since I am a non-EU citizen, I need a visa and residence permit (RP) to study in Switzerland. Its a very expensive and tedious affair; plus I am losing time. I have PR for Germany. So, I plan to live on the swiss german border as close to Zurich as possible and commute from there whenever required.

Currently, I am searching for accommodation in Konstanz, Germany and its getting tougher. I am looking at Waldshut Tiengen too. I wish to know if there are other places I could look at for accommodation.

I am using vierwaen.de and wg-gesucht.de for accommodation...are there any swiss websites which can cover a little further into the Swiss-German border?

Kindly help...Thanks
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Old 11.05.2011, 22:34
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Re: live in Germany but study in Zurich - need info on CH-DE border towns

Some other towns ( perhaps not very convenient ) to consider:

Weil am Rhein

Rheinfelden DE

http://www.studenten-wg.de/

http://www.zwischenmiete.de/

You might also wish to register and pose the query on our sister site ToytownGermany

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Re: live in Germany but study in Zurich - need info on CH-DE border towns

Don't forget to include the German exclave of Büsingen
in your search.

You might also want to consider Radolfzell DE, Hilzingen, Mühlhausen-Ehingen, Volkertshausen, Steisslingen, Moos_(am_Bodensee), Öhningen and Rielasingen-Worblingen, all of which are within the district of Konstanz.
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Re: live in Germany but study in Zurich - need info on CH-DE border towns

Just over the border from Zug is Walsdhut. May have train to Zurich...
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I searched the forum but couldnt find a relevant thread...I will be going to ETH, Zurich, for 6 months as an erasmus student. Problem is since I am a non-EU citizen, I need a visa and residence permit (RP) to study in Switzerland. Its a very expensive and tedious affair; plus I am losing time. I have PR for Germany. So, I plan to live on the swiss german border as close to Zurich as possible and commute from there whenever required.

Currently, I am searching for accommodation in Konstanz, Germany and its getting tougher. I am looking at Waldshut Tiengen too. I wish to know if there are other places I could look at for accommodation.

I am using vierwaen.de and wg-gesucht.de for accommodation...are there any swiss websites which can cover a little further into the Swiss-German border?

Kindly help...Thanks
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Re: live in Germany but study in Zurich - need info on CH-DE border towns

Thanks jrspet and Elise. I am yet to find one though and its been a pain so far...But on the brighter side, I have time till September..
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Re: live in Germany but study in Zurich - need info on CH-DE border towns

Have you considered asking /applying to Stiftungs in DE for financial assistance ( grants for travel etc. ) as you still have some time left ? If your case has merits, it might work out for you to apply for a permit and shared lodging in CH.
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Re: live in Germany but study in Zurich - need info on CH-DE border towns

Have you checked Jestetten? small village, between Schaffhausen and Bulach, and at least connections directly to Zurich so your commute should be under an hour

http://www.jestetten.de/index.php?id=109
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Re: live in Germany but study in Zurich - need info on CH-DE border towns

@above yes i did check jestetten and lotstetten..But these happen to be such tiny villages that there is no info about any WGs on the internet...yes, its very attractive as its only 40 mins transit....any ideas?
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Re: live in Germany but study in Zurich - need info on CH-DE border towns

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sure. Rent a room in Zurich, cross the border every three months to be on the legal side.
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Re: live in Germany but study in Zurich - need info on CH-DE border towns

ahh well thats another impossibility of finding affordable accommodation in Zürich .. but FrankS r u serious? can a non-eu student do that? I need to anyway go to Cologne every month from september to report my work..
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but FrankS r u serious? can a non-eu student do that?
Sure. As I understand it, you have a Schengen visa, so you can stay in Switzerland as a tourist for three months. You just have to make sure that the main renter of your WG does not report you to the landlord, who is obliged to report you to the authorities then,which will then at least ask you to get a Grenzgänger permit. For health insurance, get this one: http://www.dkv.com/produkte-krankenv...5.html#details
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Sure. As I understand it, you have a Schengen visa, so you can stay in Switzerland as a tourist for three months. You just have to make sure that the main renter of your WG does not report you to the landlord, who is obliged to report you to the authorities then,which will then at least ask you to get a Grenzgänger permit. For health insurance, get this one: http://www.dkv.com/produkte-krankenv...5.html#details
Well, from my limited knowledge, it looks fine on paper but its too risky....and isnt it illegal? I am categorically instructed in my acceptance letter not to enter Switzerland with a tourist visa or Schengen residence permit (I have for Germany) if my intention is to study...Now I am not sure if they meant study periods of more than 90 days there...from day 1 in Switzerland i wont be a tourist per se...Nonetheless, its a good topic for discussion...and I dont intend to do anything illegal or be on the mercy of a renter..
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Re: live in Germany but study in Zurich - need info on CH-DE border towns

well. I think I might have read something like, if you're studying in a full time course in Switzerland you'll need to apply for a Student permit even if your course lasts less than the days you're allowed to stay with your tourist visa

anyone who holds a tourist visa cannot be a student here in CH
( i guess this actually applies to every other country)

i mean, by law they say you must do it that way, but,

ah, but you're studying for 6 months
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Not sure if this map helps you OP.
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