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Why Study in Switzerland.

Switzerland is home to some of the most renowned institutions in the world which constantly ranked within the top 30 Institutions in the world on Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings.

Education System in switzerland

Switzerland has a long tradition of higher education. The first University in Switzerland was founded in 1460 at Basel. The country has maintained high academic excellence for centuries and thus now home to some of Europe's very renowned institutions for higher education.

Cost Of Study in switzerland

Tuition fees at Swiss universities are heavily subsidised by the Swiss government, meaning that public university fees are relatively low. A public institution will tend to charge between CHF 500 ($500 USD) and CHF 2,000 ($2,000 USD) per semester.

Student Visa Process

If you want to come to Switzerland to study at a university or equivalent, first you must find a course and get accepted onto it. Once you have confirmation that you have a place (a certificate of enrolment), you can apply for a visa (if you need one) to study in Switzerland.

Universities In switzerland

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Why Study In Switzerland?

Top-class Institutions:

 

Switzerland is home to some of the most renowned institutions in the world which constantly ranked within the top 30 Institutions in the world on Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings. International students are quite satisfied with the standards of education and the learning outcomes of various disciplines that all Institutions in Switzerland focus on. In general, the quality of teaching of Swiss Universities & their reputation is recognized all over the globe.

 

Affordable Tuition Fee:

 

The institutions in Switzerland are not only popular for their world-class teaching but making this academic excellence possible at an affordable tuition fee in Europe. This hands over more money in the hands of international students to travel across Europe and gain valuable experiences.

 

Diverse Population:

 

Switzerland shares its borders with Germany, Italy & France and this has a direct bearing on the diversity of population here which represent different cultures, ethnicities & speak varied languages. As a result, international students feel very welcomed and can quickly settle in. Moreover, diversity adds on to the perspectives & learning of International students and also offer them an opportunity to learn a few more languages and that is valued by several European employers especially for jobs which involve direct interaction with clients.

 

Great Employment Opportunities:

 

Switzerland is known for paying the highest average salaries in Europe and houses several huge companies throughout the country which leads to amazing career opportunities for international students. If students land up a promising job, they not only enjoy the prestigious perks that come with it but a very high quality of life too.

 

Quality of Life:

 

Many cities in Switzerland continuously rank very high in the world when it comes to the quality of life. The crime rate is low, the wages are high, there is a brilliant transport infrastructure which makes it easy to travel around and know the country, there are loads of green areas, several lakes, the Alps which are truly worth a visit.

Higher Education System In Switzerland

Switzerland has a long tradition of higher education. The first University in Switzerland was founded in 1460 at Basel. The country has maintained high academic excellence for centuries and thus now home to some of Europe’s very renowned institutions for higher education. There are two broad categories of Institutions for higher education in Switzerland – Cantonal and Federal Institutes of Technology. There are 12 state-run Universities and of those, ten are Cantonal and two are Federal Institutes of Technology. There is a slight difference between them. Cantonal Universities are operated and managed by independent Cantons, and Federal IOTs are run directly by the government of Switzerland.

 

Besides the institutions mentioned above, there are 8 Universities of Applied Sciences and the Arts (UASAs), which offer scientific and professional education, and Twenty Universities of Teacher Education (UTEs), which provide practice-oriented education. As far as Doctoral degree programs are concerned, these can be done only at Federal Institutes of Technology.

 

Approximately 17% of students for higher education in Switzerland come from abroad. The country also boasts of a high rate Ph.D. students, In fact, Switzerland has the highest number of citizens in the world that hold doctoral degrees, which indeed shows the academic excellence of the education system in Switzerland.

Cost of study.

The currency in Switzerland is the Swiss Franc (CHF).

 

Tuition fees at Swiss universities are heavily subsidised by the Swiss government, meaning that public university fees are relatively low. A public institution will tend to charge between CHF 500 ($500 USD) and CHF 2,000 ($2,000 USD) per semester. Private universities will probably charge higher tuition fees, especially for international students. There are scholarships available, contact your chosen institution for more information about this.

 

It is also important that you consider your cost of living when budgeting for studying in Switzerland. The recommended budget for yearly living cost is between CHF 18,000 and CHF 28,000. Students who are from and EU/EEA country are permitted to work up to 15 hours per week during term time, with no limitations outside of term time. Students from any other country  are permitted to work 6 months after the beginning of their studies. They will be issued a work permit. For more information about working during your studies, contact your chosen university.

Visa Process to Study In switzerland

Visas and permits to study in Switzerland

 

If you want to come to Switzerland to study at a university or equivalent, first you must find a course and get accepted onto it. Once you have confirmation that you have a place (a certificate of enrolment), you can apply for a visa (if you need one) to study in Switzerland.

 

For courses of up to three months – summer courses, language schools – you may need a short-term Schengen C visa; for courses longer than three months, you may need a long-term national D visa.

 

APPLYING FOR A SWISS VISA

 

You’ll need to apply for a visa through the Embassy of Switzerland. You’ll need to complete an application form and submit supporting documentation, in English.

 

For short-term Schengen C visas, documentation includes:

 

  • A valid passport/travel ID
  • Proof of adequate financial resources to cover your costs while you’re in Switzerland;
  • Healthcare/accident insurance;
  • Confirmation of booked courses including fees paid;

 

If you’re under 18, a birth certificate and authorization to travel if coming to Switzerland alone, or copies of parents’ visas if they will be accompanying.

 

FOR A LONG-TERM D VISAS, DOCUMENTS WILL INCLUDE:

 

  • A valid passport/travel ID.
  • Proof of adequate financial resources to cover your costs while you’re in Switzerland, whether yourself or a sponsor, such as copies of bank statements or a letter from the bank.
  • Proof of healthcare insurance which includes cover for accidents.
  • Motivation letter outlining why you want to come to Switzerland to study and how this will be beneficial to your career.
  • Confirmation of enrolment at a recognized Swiss educational institution.
  • Confirmation of course fees paid.
  • Your CV.
  • Copies of previous educational certificates and diplomas.
  • A signed letter confirming that you will leave Switzerland at the end of the course.

 

You may also be asked to sit a language test to make sure that you will be able to follow lessons.

 

If you want to undertake post-graduate studies, you’ll need to submit proof that you’ve been admitted to a post-grad course and have the appropriate qualifications, sufficient financial means and somewhere to live.

Our Partner Universities

Sr. NoUniversity NameWebsite
1GLION Institute of Higher Education, Montreuxwww.glion.edu
2EU Business School, Montreux and Genevawww.euruni.edu
3Business & Hotel Management School (BHMS), Lucernewww.bhms.ch
4Swiss Hotel Management School (SHMS)www.shms.com/en/
5Geneva Business School, Genevawww.gbsge.com
6Cesar Ritzwww.cesarritzcolleges.edu/en/
7International Hotel & Tourism Training Institute (IHTTI)www.ihtti.com/en/
8International University in Genevawww.iun.ch
9Hotel & Tourism Management Institute Switzerland (HTMi), Lucernewww.htmi.ch
10Culinary Arts Academy (CAA)www.culinaryartsswitzerland.com/en/
11Hotel Institute Montreux (HIM)www.hotelinstitutemontreux.com/en/