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Study in Switzerland

About Switzerland

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.

Education in Switzerland:

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.

Why Study in Switzerland:

  • High-quality education
  • International Degree
  • World-leading research environment
  • Low tuition fees
  • study programs in English
  • Low student/faculty ratio and small working groups
  • Excellent facilities

Entry requirements:

  • Admission to a Bachelor's Programme
  • Valid Swiss maturity certificate or an equivalent foreign upper secondary school-leaving Certificate
  • University entrance is required.
  • (Special regulations for study programmes in medicine and human movement and sports science)
    b. Admission to a Master's Programme

  • Valid Bachelor's level programme
  • University entrance is required.

Duration of the Course:

3 yrs
PG -1 to 2 yrs


Fall intake
Spring intake

Cost of studying & Cost of living:

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.

Living expenses: between CHF 19,000.- and 29,000.- per year


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.

Required Documents:

  • Personal application for residence permit
  • Valid passport or identity card
  • Proof of registration at the university
  • Evidence of sufficient funds
  • Proof of address at place of residence
  • 2 passport photographs

After Education

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.