Study in Switzerland
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|
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.