Switzerland is one of the most developed countries in the world, with the highest nominal wealth per adult and the eighth-highest per capita gross domestic product and it placed second rank in the world for quality of life. Switzerland is remarkably known for good quality education and boasts a great many higher education opportunities. It is one of the world’s leading investors in education with knowledgeable minds, continuous research are the main and most valued resources in the country. The most popular of the educational facilities for foreign students, are the Swiss Hospitality Schools which is located in various towns and cities. Switzerland has more than 100 Nobel Prize winners. The Swiss economy has been very stable over the years. Its GDP per inhabitant is higher than in most industrialized countries. Swiss population enjoys a high level of living and higher learning institutes give students a very global outlook and politically neutral understanding of life.
The structure of Switzerland’s system begins with primary education, then a lower secondary education followed by an upper secondary education, which may even include vocational training. The higher education system at University-level consists of ten cantonal Universities, two federal Institutes of Technology and eight Universities of Applied Sciences (Fachhochschulen), with 20 universities of teacher education and many Advanced Vocational Colleges. Private universities only offer postgraduate studies. Switzerland is well known for its advanced business education system with a number of world-class universities and MBA programmes. More than 50,000 international students, comprises 20 percent of the country’s total student population prefer to study in Switzerland. Although there is The State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) which is the associated body responsible for the education in Switzerland, the 26 cantons have the major responsibility for the same and run their own education systems. Each canton has a separate calendar, curriculum, and methods of teaching of their own.
Education in Switzerland is very diverse. It is also a country renowned for scientific research hosting the world’s largest laboratory. Switzerland offers plenty of options for higher studies in universities, including schools for applied sciences as well as business and management also. Some of the common areas of study include international affairs, economics, engineering, computer science, finance, communications, and international business management, natural science, banking, healthcare, theology in conjunction with degree programs, certificate programs or professional development. Pursuing studies in Switzerland, gives option to choose from full-time or part-time studies to meet their individual needs.
|Higher Education||Language Study||Others|
Switzerland is an expensive place and accommodation cost varies according to location, neighborhood and type of building. There is wide variety of safe and modern accommodations offered to students in on campus or off campus.
Switzerland’s, high standard of living makes it expensive however living costs in Switzerland for students will also differ according to city and university.
|Accommodation (Monthly) (in CHF Swiss Francs)|
|• Accommodation (Single, off-campus, shared)||400-850|
|Other living expenses (Monthly) (in CHF Swiss Francs)|
|• Basic Utilities||190 - 350|
|• Food & Drink||300 - 500|
|• Public transit||50-85|
|Estimated Annual Cost Of living for Switzerland, - CHF15,000 to CHF24,000|
Switzerland academic year is divided into two semesters first fall semester runs from September through December and second spring semester runs from February through June. Although application deadlines for studies in Switzerland vary depending on the study program and the university or college, students are usually required to submit their applications in the spring semester for studies beginning the academic year. For Switzerland study visa first you need to find out what type of visa you required “C VISA” or “D Visa”. If you are looking for a course that is last longer than three months, then you need “D Visa”. In order to apply at a university or equivalent, first you must find a course and get accepted into it. Once you have confirmation that you have a place (a certificate of enrolment), you can apply for a visa to study in Switzerland. For visa you may required some document such as application for long stay visa filled and signed, photographs, valid passport, Letter of acceptance from Swiss institution, health insurance, proof of fees payment and sufficient fund to stay in Switzerland during studies, CV, motivation letter, commitment to leave Switzerland after studies and many more. Make an appointment for visa interview in the Swiss embassy, as early as 6 months prior to studying in Switzerland but no later than ten weeks before your departure.
There are so many documentation and important things that you need to do before departing for studies in Switzerland institution.
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