Practical training and study


Trainees and students with a secondary occupation or a part-time job are individuals who study at a Swiss university or university of applied sciences and work part-time in addition to pursuing their studies.


  • Valid residence permit for Switzerland


  • Practical training during a study course
  • Initial part-time job while studying
  • Practical training at Swiss tourism and hotel management schools


  • During the university term students may work in a part-time job for payment for up to 15 hours per week
  • Permits for holiday jobs are only valid for the duration of the regular term breaks
  • Students can work in all branches
  • Students can work full time (100%) during term breaks
  • Students may not work in a self-employed capacity
  • A work permit is required for the initial part-time job as well as the holiday job

Application documents