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Can I get a work permit easily after the master

I have tried to dig into the website for the same question but no luck.
I am about to start studying master in Computer Science in one of the very famous university in Switzerland. I know I will get a work permit while I am student and I can work up to 15 hours and full time between semesters.
but what will happen after I finish my study. Am I have to go out of Switzerland, or do I have a shot to get a job there and applied for a work permit and permanent resident?

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Old 17.09.2011, 09:41
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yes to all questions
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So I have to leave the country after I finish master? :-(
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Old 17.09.2011, 12:40
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Re: Can I get a work permit easily after the master

If you do some job hunting DURING the last phase of your studies and get a job, you can apply for a permit conversion.
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Old 17.09.2011, 13:02
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Re: Can I get a work permit easily after the master

You can also look for a full-time internship during your studies, and if they like you, you may have a foot in the door for a full-time job (and permit) after you graduate.
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Old 17.09.2011, 13:21
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Re: Can I get a work permit easily after the master

I believe following a Msc degree, you can apply for a 6-month permit to search for a job, given that you can proof that you poses enough funds to fund your stay. A friend of mine just did so.
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Old 17.09.2011, 13:46
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Re: Can I get a work permit easily after the master

RedEagle - When did your friend apply for this extension and what was the process? I am going to graduate from my Master's in December and am looking for an extension. I am American and my visa expires in early January. I currently intern at a large firm locally and have been offered an extension through next summer but when they found out my visa expires they said I couldn't do it. I heard about this extension for a job seeker for 6 months but then was told I could only work 15 hours per week which is not enough for the job. Because the position is not permanent, the company said the canton told them they couldn't approve it. Now if I "find" a contract for 6 months (which I already have been offered) would I be able to work full-time for the 6 months?

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Old 17.09.2011, 20:03
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RedEagle - When did your friend apply for this extension and what was the process? I am going to graduate from my Master's in December and am looking for an extension. I am American and my visa expires in early January. I currently intern at a large firm locally and have been offered an extension through next summer but when they found out my visa expires they said I couldn't do it. I heard about this extension for a job seeker for 6 months but then was told I could only work 15 hours per week which is not enough for the job. Because the position is not permanent, the company said the canton told them they couldn't approve it. Now if I "find" a contract for 6 months (which I already have been offered) would I be able to work full-time for the 6 months?

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To be honest, I am not sure how many hours he's allowed to work on that job-seeker oermit. But I believe, it serves as a legal way to stay here until you find a job, when then you should apply for another residence permit.

I think he had to provide a proof of funds (he didn't know the amount required for 6 months, yet he presented 9k CHF), probably health insurance. Probably a letter from uni that he is expected to acquire his degree by a certain date.. I'll have to ask him and get back to u anyway
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I am American and my visa expires in early January. I currently intern at a large firm locally and have been offered an extension through next summer but when they found out my visa expires they said I couldn't do it. I heard about this extension for a job seeker for 6 months but then was told I could only work 15 hours per week which is not enough for the job.
An internship is not a job. It is viewed differently by the authorrities. If you are looking for a clever way to extend your internship please forget it.

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Because the position is not permanent, the company said the canton told them they couldn't approve it.
As a graduate of a Swiss university you are, since 2011, entitled to take up employment under certain circunstances. An internship is not one of them.

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Now if I "find" a contract for 6 months (which I already have been offered) would I be able to work full-time for the 6 months?
The 6 months applies to a period where you may look for a job without leaving Switzerland. If you find a job you're not a job seeker anymore. Simples.

However, if the contract is only 6 months then you will be gettiing an L permit and once the permit expires or the job ends you are back at square one.

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To be honest, I am not sure how many hours he's allowed to work on that job-seeker oermit.
Erm, if working then a job seeker permit wouldn't be appropriate would it?

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But I believe, it serves as a legal way to stay here until you find a job, when then you should apply for another residence permit.
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Re: Can I get a work permit easily after the master

If the company calls it a contract position instead of an internship, would that work? The work is really more of contract work than an internship anyways.

Does the employment I seek have to be a permanent position or can it be a contract position like the one I have been offered?

I understand that once my contract is up I am back to square one but it gives me time to either secure a permanent position with the company or find something else.
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An internship is not a job. It is viewed differently by the authorrities. If you are looking for a clever way to extend your internship please forget it.


Correct.

Sometimes I feel you are complicate things, the guy looking for a legal way!
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Old 18.09.2011, 19:00
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If the company calls it a contract position instead of an internship, would that work? ......
Does the employment I seek have to be a permanent position or can it be a contract position like the one I have been offered?
You cannot have a contract directly with the company - that would be disguised employment . You would need to go through a third party or start your own company to handle the contract.
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Sometimes I feel you are complicate things
Maybe that's because it's complicated?
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Re: Can I get a work permit easily after the master

when I said its contract I mean that the position is fixed-term and not a permanent position. If they call the title of the offer something other than intern, would it work?
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when I said its contract I mean that the position is fixed-term and not a permanent position. If they call the title of the offer something other than intern, would it work?
Assuming they will pay you the going rate for the job and not that for an internship then I can't see a reason why not.
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Re: Can I get a work permit easily after the master

Okay...thank you!

I will talk to HR and see what happens and let you all know if that worked!
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Re: Can I get a work permit easily after the master

As a graduate of ETH Computer Science, you probably have VERY good chance to get a job in CH The demand for Informatiker in the market is quite high... thumbs up!
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As a graduate of ETH Computer Science, you probably have VERY good chance to get a job in CH The demand for Informatiker in the market is quite high... thumbs up!

Thanks a lot for that encouraging reply, I am supposed to submit my paper next month, I hope they will accepted me!
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