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Why Study in Switzerland.

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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.

Education System in switzerland

The education system in Switzerland is internationally recognized for its excellence. Alongside the state-funded establishments, Switzerland also offers a wide choice of high-quality education at private schools.

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?

All Swiss colleges share a drive for quality in educating and research, bringing about their predictable positioning among the best colleges on the planet. In fact, such a variety of Swiss colleges is positioned among the main 200 colleges worldwide that around half of all students in Switzerland can claim to go to one of those top organizations.

 

The Swiss higher education landscape involves academic studies at the ten Cantonal Universities and the two Federal Institutes of Technology. What’s more, there are seven public and two private Universities of Applied Sciences that take an all the more professionally-situated focus.

 

Affordable Cost

 

Switzerland prides itself on its high expectation of a freely subsidized training framework that is reasonable for both Swiss and non-Swiss students. In fact, the normal cost for a year’s educational cost is around CAD1, 300 for Swiss, and CAD 1,500 for universal students.

 

World champion in innovation

 

Switzerland is reliably positioned as a standout amongst the most imaginative and focused economies on the planet; this is made conceivable because of the colleges’ cutting-edge research and significant speculations by the general population and private parts.

 

In regard of Nobel Prizes per capita, since 1950, Switzerland scores at the highest point of the worldwide table. Swiss specialists keep on producing a high number of logical papers with extensive effect in their particular orders. This is upheld by great foundations, for example, the incredibly famous CERN in Geneva. What’s more, the private division puts intensely in research, especially in the pharmaceutical, chemical, and engineering areas.

 

At the crossroads of cultures and languages

 

Switzerland is in the heart of Europe and at the intersection of a few languages and societies, pulling in individuals from everywhere throughout the world. Numerous UN associations and universal NGOs are situated in Geneva, and more than 10,000 multinational organizations are headquartered in Switzerland. So also, Swiss colleges are exceptionally global. Over the portion of the Ph.D. students and post-docs, and 45% of the employees at Swiss colleges, originate from another nation.

 

In the meantime, Switzerland is an astounding beginning stage to find Europe. On account of worldwide air terminals in Basel, Geneva, and Zurich, and train stations in practically every town, urban areas, for example, Paris, Rome, Vienna or Berlin are just a couple of hours away.

 

 

High living standard

 

On an overall scale, the average cost for basic items in Swiss urban communities is not modest; in any case, the personal satisfaction is correspondingly high. In a worldwide nature of living correlation of 350 urban areas, Zurich and Geneva positioned second and third, while Bern, Switzerland’s capital, positioned ninth.

Higher Education System In Switzerland

The education system in Switzerland is internationally recognized for its excellence. Alongside the state-funded establishments, Switzerland also offers a wide choice of high-quality education at private schools. Both public and private establishments provide a comprehensive range of education at all levels.

 

Switzerland divides its education system into primary, secondary and tertiary levels. At every level, there are educational possibilities open to foreigners. The tertiary stage covers universities and higher vocational training. Switzerland has universities providing general education and universities of applied sciences. Higher vocational training is provided by higher technical schools, leading to vocational certificates and higher vocational diplomas. Both types of institute make up a dense network of educational institutions in Switzerland offering high-quality opportunities to Swiss and non-Swiss students alike.

 

Universities in Switzerland

 

There are the 10 Cantonal Universities and the two federal institutes of technology in Switzerland, some of whose histories, particularly in the case of the cantonal universities, dating back to the 15th century.

 

The oldest university in Switzerland is located in Basel and was founded in 1460. All twelve universities operate more or less in the classical tradition of European universities in that they both teach and conduct research, and offer a wide range of studies within the faculties of law and economics, mathematics, natural sciences, humanities, and social science.

 

University-level education in Switzerland follows the bachelor-master system. Like other European countries, universities in Switzerland follow the Bologna system, meaning it is easy for international students to move between universities in other countries.

 

Reforms aimed at standardizing the structure of studies and of degrees were completed by 2010. Under this new two-tiered system, the first grade awarded is the bachelor’s degree (180 ECTS credits or three years full-time study) and the second one the master’s degree (90 – 120 ECTS credits or one and a half years full-time study). A Bachelor’s degree is the prerequisite for admittance to studies at Master’s level. A Master’s degree and good grades are the prerequisites for undertaking a doctorate.

 

Universities of Applied Science in Switzerland

 

There are eight Universities of Applied Sciences in Switzerland which have emerged since 1997 from the amalgamation and specialization of around 70 advanced technical schools. The universities of applied sciences work under the motto “Equal standards, different approach”. In other words, they have the same educational tasks combined with elements of general vocational training while taking a more practical approach. The universities of applied sciences:

 

  • -provide applied vocational science-based training
  • -carry out applied research and development
  • -are key players in promoting knowledge and technology transfer
  • -offer specialized graduate studies for professionals as a part of life-long learning.

 

Private Universities in Switzerland

 

In addition to the institutions of higher learning named above, there are also a number of private universities and educational institutes in Switzerland. With three official languages (French, German and Italian), Switzerland has a lot of schools with an international focus. Switzerland, in general, has earned international acclaim for the excellence of their private schools. They offer language studies, a wide variety of hospitality and service programs, as well as commercial and management courses for BBA, MBA, Executive MBA, and DBA degrees.

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. No University 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/