Why Study in Switzerland?
Switzerland is located in a great location. As it is bordered by France, Germany, and Italy. In addition, because of its location, Switzerland has four different national languages. It is a very interesting country to study and live in.
Here are four reasons to study in Switzerland:
1- Excellent MBA program:
Switzerland is the home to some of the world’s best business minds. Especially in the fields of “hospitality, banking, pharmaceuticals, and chemicals”. All of that makes Switzerland the best place to learn and to work in.
2- Switzerland is the best place for the international students:
Switzerland is the friendliest country that you can find. If you decided to study in Switzerland, you will find it comfortable, polite, efficient and technological.
3- Switzerland is the best country for your health:
Switzerland is a very beautiful country. If you decided to live in it, you will find it fall of “mountains, lakes, and forests”. The sunsets and sunrises are amazing in Switzerland. Its water is local and healthy. Its air is fresh. In addition, if you are a sports person, you will love skiing, rowing, cycling, jogging, and hiking in Switzerland.
4- Scholarship opportunities:
Switzerland has many scholarship opportunities for the international students. You will find that the cost of education in Switzerland is very low compared to other countries. In addition, you will find a big number of governmental scholarships.
Tuition Fees and Living Expenses
In both public and private universities, fees are the same for EU and non-EU students:
– Bachelor and Master Programs: 1600 Euro per year.
– Other departments such as medicine: up to 16000 Euro per year.
Estimated Cost of Living:
The international student, who wants to study in Switzerland, should plan his average budget between 1000 to 1400 Euro per month.
|General Costs (per month):|
|Housing||300 – 500 Euro |
|Food||250 – 300 Euro|
|Transportation||40 – 50 Euro|
|Health insurance||300-330 Euro|
Switzerland is not like other countries; it does not have a website or an application center that manages the international student documents and apply on your behalf.
That is why you will check the website of the program that you choose to study and you need to complete the online application. Then you need to pay the application fee. Then you need to upload the necessary documents before the deadline.
Each degree and university has its own requirement that is why you have to check the list of the required documents carefully.
The documents those are required usually:
– A printed and signed copy of your application form.
– Passport photos.
– A copy of your ID.
– Official academic transcripts from each university that you attended.
– High school diploma or Bachelor’s degree.
– Language proficiency certificates for German, French or English.
– Application fee.
– Personal essay or motivation letter.
The certificates of proficiency you will need to provide, depending on the language you want to study in, are:
– For English: IELTS or TOEFL.
If you do not have a language certificate, you can take a language test at the university and they can decide if your level is sufficient for you to complete your studies or not.
This option is not available in all universities, so you need to check it with the institution or the university that you apply to.
– Bachelor programs duration: 3 – 4 years.
– Master and Doctorate programs duration: 1 – 2 years.
- BA in Hospitality management
- Bachelor of Business Administration
- Bachelor of International Relation
- Bachelor of Art in Media and Communication
- Bachelor of International Management
- Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
- MBA, Hospitality Management
- Master of Art in Media and Communication
- Master of International Business
- Master of International Trade
- Master of International Relation and Diplomacy.
Working in Switzerland
Ph.D. international students are considered employs and they are paid for their work at the University of Switzerland. Other international students can work while they are studying up to 15 hours per week during each semester and full-time during the holidays. If you are the non-EU student, you must wait 6 months before you can work.
For EU and EFTA students:
If you are an EU or an EFTA student, you do not need to apply for a visa to study in Switzerland.
For Non-EU students:
If you are a non-EU student, then you need to apply for a student visa.
There are two-student visa types that you need to study in Switzerland:
1- C visa: for short courses “summer schools, language schools” that last only for up to three months.
2- D visa: for courses that last longer than three months.
If you are applying for the D visa type, you will have to arrange to get your residence permit after your arrival within 14 days.
When you get your acceptance letter from the Switzerland University, you have to schedule an appointment at the Switzerland consulate in your country.
You need to schedule the appointment 6 months earlier than the studying time.
– C visa: within 10 to 15 days.
– D visa: within 8 to 10 weeks.
Documents those are required for the student visa in Switzerland:
– Three forms of a visa application filled and signed.
– Passport “valid for three months beyond the planned stay”.
– Letter of acceptance issued by the Switzerland University.
– Proof of payment of the registration and tuition fees.
– Proof of sufficient financial means for covering the living costs in Switzerland for the duration of studying.
– Letter of motivation.
– Commitment to leave Switzerland after completing the studying.
Our office is ready to help you with all procedures starting from finding the right universities and courses to the admission and getting the acceptance letter until the applying for the student visa and the admission to the university.
Study Language in Switzerland
Study the English Language in Switzerland:
As an international student, if you decided to study in the English language in Switzerland, you will find so many courses that you can study in English; also, you can enhance your English language and take courses in the English language to do so. English courses in Switzerland are provided by native and non-native speakers so that you can have the opportunity to develop and refine language comprehension and speech proficiency skills. In addition, English courses in Switzerland help the international students to understand the linguistic and the literary patterns within the English language, and encourage confident communication.