You will have to check if you need a visa in order to study and live in Switzerland. To find out if you need to apply for a visa, please refer to Preparing Your Entrance Documents
Registration at the Local Registration Office
Upon arrival in Switzerland you must register at the local registration office within 14 days. Detailed information on the process can be found under Registration.
On the same website you will also find information on how to extend your residence permit.
Due to the high demand of living space in Zurich, it is advisable to start looking for an accommodation as early as possible. Search options, application tips and further information can be found under Accommodations.
Health Insurance and other Insurances
For relevant information about health insurance and other insurances please view Insurances.