Switzerland is a landlocked country geographically divided between the Alps, the Central Plateau and the Jura, spanning an area of 41,285 km2 (15,940 sq mi). While the Alps occupy the greater part of the territory, the Swiss population of approximately 7.9 million people concentrates mostly on the Plateau, where the largest cities are to be found.
Among them are the two global cities and economic centres of Zurich and Geneva.
|Languages spoken||EnglishGerman, French, Italian, Romansh|
|Area||41,285 sq km|
Switzerland's 12 universities comprise 10 cantonal universities and 2 Federal Institutes of Technology. In addition there are various Universities of Applied Sciences. In business and management studies, University of St. Gallen, (HSG) and International Institute for Management Development (IMD) are the leaders. Switzerland has the second highest rate of foreign students in tertiary education, after Australia. Many Nobel prizes were awarded to Swiss scientists.
Tuition fees for universities and colleges in Switzerland vary from institution to institution. The cost of tuition is minimum CHF 1500 to maximum CHF 8500.
Between CHF 19,000 and 29,000 per year
Many international companies have selected Switzerland for their headquarters because of the country's reputation for stability, safety and multicultural understanding.
Switzerland has a long established and outstanding reputation for excellence in Hospitality education and training. Many of the world's successful hoteliers have been educated in this beautiful and safe country. Switzerland demonstrates greatness in its precision approach to detail. That is why so many Swiss corporations rank among the world's finest research institutes.
Within 14 days of entering Switzerland, EU/EFTA citizens must register with the local authority at the place of residence and apply for a residence permit.
Students are advised to carry their original documents along with photocopies for verification.