The requirements for entry into Switzerland depend on the country of origin, the purpose (e.g. tourism, visit, business, family reunification or studies) and duration of stay (short- or long-term).

For EU/EFTA citizens, there is no need of visa.

For citizens from other countries, please read the information of the Federal Office for Migration.

To find a Swiss representation in your country, please see the page of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs.


By plane

Geneva is served by the International Cointrin Airport .

From the airport you can take a bus or the train (Geneva-Cornavin station) to the city center. You will find free tickets for public transport (bus and train within the "Geneva" zone) from the machine in the baggage collection area at the Arrival level.

By train

Trains run from the airport to «Gare Cornavin» (central train station); the trip takes 6 minutes. More informations


Faculty of psychology and educational sciences
Uni Mail
Boulevard du Pont-d'Arve 40
1205 Genève

By public transport

Trams 15 (stop Uni-Mail)
Tram 12 (stop Pont d'Arve)
Bus 1 (stop Pont d'Arve)

If you stay in a hotel or youth hostel, the fee of your stay includes the “Geneva Transport Card” which allows you to travel free all day on the public transports network. Otherwise, you can take a single ticket  (CHF 3.-) which allows you to travel on public transports for 60 minutes. To buy this ticket, press “Tout Genève” on the machine located at each bus / tram stop.

For more information on public transports: see

By taxi

Telephone: +4122 33 141 33. More informations

By car

Coming from Lausanne or from France, take the highway going around Geneva direction “Genève - La Praille”. Take Exit 4 “Acacias - La Praille - P+R Etoile”. Make a right on “Route des Acacias” and continue straight up to the bridge which goes over the river “Arve”. Uni-Mail building is located after the bridge further on the left next to the firelights (40 bd. du Pont d'Arve, 1205 Genève).

      Parking lots
Underground Parking Uni-Mail (expensive during the day). Under Uni-Mail building.
Underground Parking  “Ernest Ansermet» (less expensive). 2 minutes walk from Uni-Mail.
Underground Parking “Plaine de Plainpalais”. 5 minutes walk from Uni-Mail.
Outdoor Parking “Centre sportif des Vernets” (the less expensive). 10 minutes walk from Uni-Mail