Applications in English

There is a difference between submitting an application in Switzerland required in English, and an application to an English-speaking country.

In the first case, the German language application can simply be translated. In the second case, there are specific rules:

The portfolio also consists of a cover letter and a CV/resume. The term ‘CV’ is used in the UK and Australia; ‘resume’ is used in the USA and Canada as, in these countries, ‘CV’ is used only for an academic career. References and recommendations are not however submitted at the first stage.

In the case of American resumes, please note the following:

  • Do not include a photo (unless this is explicitly requested)
  • Date of birth, nationality, gender and marital status are not stated
  • Maximum one page
  • Focus on personal details, education, experience, skills, awards, and interests

In the case of international applications, be aware that each country has its own conventions. In order to standardize resumes within Europe, the EU has developed a Europass resume, available online in 26 languages.