• Capital: Bern
  • Currency :Swiss Franc
  • Language :German, French, Italian and Romansh
  • Major Cities :Zurich, Geneva, Lausanne, Bern, Basel, Lugano
  • Major Intake :February and September


About Switzerland:

Switzerland is a federal republic in Europe. It consists of 26 cantons, and the city of Bern is the seat of the federal authorities. The country is situated in western- Europe, and is bordered by Italy to the south, France to the west, Germany to the north, and Austria and Liechtenstein to the east. Switzerland is one of the most developed countries in the world, with the highest nominal wealth per adult. Zürich and Geneva have each been ranked among the top cities in the world in terms of quality of life, with the former ranked second globally, according to Mercer.

Famous Places to Visit:

  • Matterhorn, Zermatt
  • Chateau de Chillon, Montreux
  • The Jungfrau Region
  • Swiss National Park, Zernez
  • Lake Geneva and surrounding cities
  • Lugano

Why study in Switzerland

  • High quality education: All Swiss universities share a drive for quality in teaching and research, resulting in their consistent ranking among the best universities in the world. In fact, so many Swiss universities are ranked amongst the top 200Universities worldwide that around 50% of all students in Switzerland can claim to attend one of those top institutes.
  • Affordable: Switzerland prides itself on its high standard of a publicly funded education system that is affordable for both Swiss and non-Swiss students.
  • Vibrant student and Cultural Life: Switzerland is in the heart of Europe and at the crossroads of several languages and cultures, attracting people from all over the world. Many UN organizations and international NGOs are located in Geneva, and over 10,000 multinational companies are headquartered in Switzerland.

Cost of Study for International Students:

  • Application fees : 150-400 CHF
  • Bachelor’s Degree : 17,000 to 20,000 CHF
  • Master’s Degree : 17,000 to 20,000 CHF

Other Expenses for International Students:

  • Average Living Expenses – 500 CHF Approximately
  • Transportation Cost 70-100 CHF

Popular Courses in Switzerland:

  • Computer & IT
  • Hotel Management
  • Hospitality Management
  • Culinary Arts
  • MBA
  • Global Business Management
  • Language Courses
  • Travel and Tourism Management
  • Cultural Studies
  • Sports Management
  • Media Communications
  • Psychology Interior designing

Levels of Study:

  • Bachelor’s program- 3 years
  • Master’s program- 1-2 years  

List of Universities/College:

  • École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
  • ETH Zürich
  • IMD Business School
  • University of Basel
  • University of Bern
  • University of Geneva
  • University of Lausanne
  • University of St.Gallen
  • University of Zurich
  • HTMi, Luzern
  • BHMS, Luzern
  • Cesar Ritz College

Job Opportunities

  • As an international student, you may take up part-time work for up to 15 hours a week in term time and full-time during holidays, but only after you have lived in Switzerland for six months.
  • If you find work there, then you can contact local Embassy to change your status from student to employee and work full-time.