Why Study in Switzerland?
WHY STUDY IN SWITZERLAND?
Switzerland has a very advanced education system. Swiss universities are among the best, not only in Europe but in the whole world. As such, each year, Switzerland accepts a large influx of international students from all over the world, all aiming to add a Swiss higher education degree to their academic careers.
WIDE RANGE OF STUDY PROGRAMS
With a long list of higher education institutions, the country offers a wide range of fields of study for you to choose the one that is best for you. There are 12 public universities, 9 universities of applied sciences, and several other higher education institutions dedicated to music and arts.
GET AN INTERNATIONALLY RECOGNISED DEGREE
Besides the knowledge and skills that you gain throughout your academic journey, what’s the cherry on top is the degree you receive when finishing your studies as a reward for your hard work. Since Switzerland has a highly regarded educational system, a degree from one of its universities will open many doors in your career in any place of the world.
ENJOY A HIGH STANDARD OF LIVING
Switzerland has a reputation for being a peaceful, clean, economically developed, and forward-thinking country. The country has maintained its neutrality in times of war, and with its strict laws and respectful citizens, it has remained a peaceful place nowadays as well. The safety in Switzerland is very high, the country has a very low crime rate and most of the crimes are mild.
EXPLORE DIFFERENT CULTURES AND LANGUAGES
Switzerland is known for its multilingualism and cultural diversity. It has 4 official languages, German, French, Italian, and Romansh. As a developed and peaceful country, Switzerland is the second home of immigrants from different parts of the world. Living and studying in this place, you’ll have the chance to befriend people of many cultures and be exposed to many different languages.
EXPLORE THE BEAUTY OF THE COUNTRY
Whether you are a nature lover or more of an appreciator of art, architecture, and crafts, Switzerland offers you a wide variety of options of entertainment to explore on your days off. The nature of Switzerland, with its mesmerizing mountains, lakes, and rivers, is a perfect getaway from the stress of your student life. During warm summer days, you can go for a hike on one of the peaks, ride a bike along the trails, or canoe in the river; in the winter you can ski and snowboard down the gorgeous Swiss mountains.
GOOD HEALTHCARE SYSTEM
Swiss healthcare is one of the best in the world. The majority of people that live in Switzerland have good health, that is because of the well-developed health system. Another aspect in which Switzerland is well-developed is the economy. With low unemployment and poverty rates, and high salaries, Switzerland is a great place for you to build a career after your studies.
The academic requirements (including evidence of English language proficiency) you need will vary depending on the level of course you want to study. Institutions can have different entry requirements, so read the course information on their website carefully and contact us if you need any advice or assistance.
Undergraduate courses: Candidates must possess transcripts/certificates of their academic qualifications since high school. Some undergraduate courses may also have specific prerequisite subjects.
Postgraduate courses: You must have completed at least one degree at undergraduate level. The institution may also consider your research ability or relevant work experience.
University intakes: April, June, August and October
Tuition fees (yearly): CHF 20,500 – CHF 26,000
Cost of living (yearly): CHF 20,200 – CHF 42,000
Study-Work Permit: 15 hours per week during semester and full-time during semester break
Post-Study-Work Permit: Up to six months