Switzerland, asep

Total number of places per year (approximately)
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Area possibilities

Most likely community pharmacy, (industry), hospital pharmacy and research.

Length of training periods

2 weeks to 3 months

Available months and cities

We are participating in Winter SEP 2021/22.

Placements will most likely be between January and March in Zurich, Basel, Bern (German speaking) or Geneva, Lausanne (French speaking). Italian-speaking cities on request.

Type accommodation

Most likely host families or student residences.

Board, pocket money or other financial benefits/remuneration

Placements are usually free of payment, but this can vary depending on the offer. Switzerland is expensive in general.

Language requirements

English is mandatory. Official languages in Switzerland are German, French, Italian and Romansh. Depending on where you are placed, one of them would be "nice to have".

Other requirements
  • A minimum of 2 years of study is recommended.
  • Health and accident insurance covering costs in Switzerland is required. If the insurance in your home country does not cover the costs, a Swiss insurance has to be taken out.
Information on Work Permits and Visa
  • Work permit is mandatory and will be requested by the employer.
  • The visa depends on the country of origin. For Schengen countries, no visa is usually required, an identity card or passport is sufficient. For further information and the need of a visa for other countries, please consult the "Overview of ID and visa provisions according to nationality" in documents.

! Please be aware that we are still getting legal aid to clear up the visa situation. At the moment, we can only guarantee the work permit for EU/EFTA students and are checking the options for students from other countries.

Selection Procedures

The SEO selects the AF's that he/she thinks are a good match for the employer.
The host/employer makes the final decision as to who is best suited. Only students who select asep as their first choice will be considered.