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US passported girlfriend, trying to get her in as student.....

I wonder if I could have her here for more than 3 months if she subscribes to some language course and can demonstrate to be covered by me.

In Italy this is possible, as long as the subscriber can demonstrate to be covered by third party (boyfriend).

Is there anything similar here?

In the end, how's possible abroad students can study here??
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Re: US passported girlfriend, trying to get her in as student.....

no hope at all?
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Old 23.03.2012, 21:43
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Re: US passported girlfriend, trying to get her in as student.....

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I wonder if I could have her here for more than 3 months if she subscribes to some language course and can demonstrate to be covered by me.

In Italy this is possible, as long as the subscriber can demonstrate to be covered by third party (boyfriend).

Is there anything similar here?

In the end, how's possible abroad students can study here??
I'm not sure, but maybe they enrol at a Swiss university instead of a language course? Wild guess though ...
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Re: US passported girlfriend, trying to get her in as student.....

Don't see where the problem should be.

I think it's the school to provide a document stating that your gf enrolled and has financial means to survive, also without any further info coming from your part ...

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Re: US passported girlfriend, trying to get her in as student.....

i see.....
could be an option to go and ask them directly,
has anyone gone through something similar?
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Re: US passported girlfriend, trying to get her in as student.....

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i see.....
could be an option to go and ask them directly,
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Of course, ask the school for info in this matter, how they handle normally this kind of issue.
As it's in their own interest to have students, your gf won't be their first non-EU case ...
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Re: US passported girlfriend, trying to get her in as student.....

Some Unis do offer language courses too - have a look at CRUS.

For programs in EN, look at this page of CRUS.

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Re: US passported girlfriend, trying to get her in as student.....

I entered Switzerland this way 12 years ago. You need proof that she is enrolled in a language course (Migros Klubschule intensive German course paid bill was enough). To renew, I had to still be enrolled and I brought copies of my German level tests as proof that I was learning. She may not get a B permit, but an L permit just so you know.
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Re: US passported girlfriend, trying to get her in as student.....

Which canton are u from?
All I know is that at immigration office they are a bit reluctant to give permits to students, even with coverage etc... it's not easy. I live in Nidwalden.
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Re: US passported girlfriend, trying to get her in as student.....

At the time I was in Schaffhausen and Migros Klubschule only offered the intensive course in Winterthur. By the second semester they didnt offer the intensive course, so I doubled up classes at the local Klubschule in SH.
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Re: US passported girlfriend, trying to get her in as student.....

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They might not be easy to grant a permit to study German, French or Italian in CH.
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Re: US passported girlfriend, trying to get her in as student.....

there we go.... it's not easy and I noticed they make all possible excuses to avoid welcoming foreigners...
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Re: US passported girlfriend, trying to get her in as student.....

I guess it is because the grant of a permit gives the holder some rights and privileges ( Schengen area travel, insurance, count towards the future C permit and so on ), when no such things are available for visitors up to 90 days. They are careful not to allow residency under the guise of studying. They too know that CH is not exactly the ideal place to study DE, FR or IT

Some guarantees from the sponsor, insitution etc. so as not to allow her to dip into the public purse etc. might persuade the authorities to reconsider.

Non-EU students taking up Masters or higher studies are here as they are able to furnish such proof. The permit then grants them up to 20 hours a week of work rights.
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