International Students

Greetings from Geneva, International capital. Making the decision to study in Switzerland is exciting and may be a bit challenging, so we have created this page especially for you.

Why Geneva School of Business and Economics

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Our school is partnered with one of the oldest school in Geneva, VM Institute superior which is nearly 20 years, gaining a reputation as a provider of high quality training for international students. Our professional staff, and smaller school environment, results in a friendly environment for international students around the world. We wide range of courses from certificate level to doctoral degree in business, finance, information technology, computer science and international relations.

Why we are special for international students

Nationality Mix

At GSBE we encourage a diverse multicultural mix of students from Europe and around the world which provides an exchange of cosmopolitan ideas and friendship. With multi cultural  students on campus, we are able to appreciate and provide for every student personally.

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Someone to care you

GSBE provides, or will arrange, counseling and pastoral care for students in the following areas:

  • Study skills
  • Education information
  • Applications for further study
  • Information on overseas student health cover and international students’ obligations with respect to overseas visa conditions
  • Personal, emotional and cultural issue

Activities around the campus

Cultural activities, guest speakers and study excursions are all part of the GSBE experience and we will encourage you to take part in these.

Accommodation and Airport pickup and drop

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Provided prior arrangement has been made, you can be picked up from the airport by a representative of the GSBE. We understand the importance of students from overseas having comfortable and secure living arrangements within easy reach of the campus, and we can provide you with advice on the following accommodation alternatives:

  • Home-stay, where you live with a local family
  • Rented accommodation, such as apartments or houses
  • Temporary short-term accommodation in hostels, dormitories and apartments

How to enroll in our programs

Please fill out our application form online and provide evidence of your previous academic studies and your proof of English language (if required).  Take these documents to your Education agent and they will make all the arrangements with us.

If you are applying directly fill the online application or send your application to

Your step-by-step application guide
To become an GSBE student, follow the seven steps below.

Step 1: Choose your course
Find out which of our GSBE degrees and diplomas are the right fit for you. Consider your interests, career goals, and the level of qualification you wish to attain.

Step 2: Check the entry requirements
All GSBE degrees have academic and English language entry requirements. Review our list of entry requirements. If you find you don’t meet the entry requirements, please email admission office who can assist to find suitable pathways.

Step 3: Submit an application
Complete and submit the online application form. Alternatively, you can apply through an education agent. Make sure you complete your application carefully and include all supporting information, including proof of English language proficiency and academic transcripts. This will ensure there are no delays in the process.

Step 4: Accept your offer
Once GSBE receives and processes your application, if successful, you’ll receive a Letter of Offer. Sign and return your offer to GSBE. Upon successful assessment you will be asked to submit the Confirmation of Enrollment (CoE) Request Form to our Admissions Office with evidence of your payment to receive the CoE. You can then apply for your visa. Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) will be issued through our partner institute: VM institute

Step 5: Apply for your visa
All international students require a student visa to come to Switzerland to study. For information on how to apply for your visa visit contact the nearest Swiss embassy.

Step 6: Find an accommodation in Geneva
Please contact international student office for assisting in finding a suitable accommodation

Step 7: Come to Orientation Week and enroll in classes
Now you’re ready to start life as an GSBE student! Come along to Orientation Week, enroll in your classes, meet your classmates and enjoy all the fun.