STUDY IN SWITZERLAND
Owing to its excellent educational facilities, Switzerland has become a popular destination for higher education, for international students. With excellent academics and flexible curriculum to meet diverse demands, universities in Switzerland rank among the top in the world. Geneva has specific global importance, owing to it being home to the United Nations (UN).
The education system of Switzerland has been built with the cooperation of the Confederation (federal government), the Communes (municipalities) and the Cantons (states). Also, education is less expensive than other countries and international students also have an opportunity to avail certain scholarships. Some of the popular fields of study in Switzerland are Management, Arts, Education, Administration, IT, Economics, Computer science, Finance & Banking.
Nature is bountiful, as the country is well known for its breathtaking mountains, numerous rivers, lakes and glaciers, flanking all cantons. There are four national languages, German, French, Italian and Romansh. It is divided into three main areas based on the culture and language, in which the languages spoken are German, French and Italian. It has a lot to offer students, in terms of spectacular sights, beautiful weather and magnificent surroundings, and also a plethora of summer and winter sports to choose from, while they live there.
Best Universities in Switzerland
TOP RANKED UNIVERSITIES
Seven of the universities of Switzerland feature in the top 200 universities in the world according to QS World University Rankings 2019. Some of the top most universities are ETH Zurich, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, University of Zurich, University of Geneva, and University of Bern.
HIGHEST QUALITY OF EDUCATION
Switzerland is one of the most popular education centers in the world. It is ranked second in the World Education rankings. Swiss nationals are the largest number of citizens in the world to hold doctoral degrees, which speaks a lot the country’s academic excellence and makes it a popular choice for foreign students. No surprise that many Swiss scientists have won Nobel Prizes.
LEADERS IN HOSPITALITY EDUCATION
Switzerland has always been known as the world leader in hospitality education. It offers some of the best hotel and tourism management schools, including Glion Institute of Higher Education, Ecole Hoteliere de Lausanne, Les Roches International School of Hotel Management, Business and Hotel Management School (BHMS), Lucerne, to name a few. The Swiss education model focuses on a practical approach, with every school year being divided into two – an academic semester and an internship semester. Therefore, by the time a student graduates with a bachelor degree in hospitality, he or she has already worked in the industry for around 1 – 1.5 years. This provides great employment prospects for fresh graduates.
Cost of higher education at public universities in Switzerland is quite reasonable, as compared to USA, Australia and many other countries. On an average, the tuition fees range from CHF 820 to 1,265 (INR 56187 – 86678) per year for most of the universities.
OPPORTUNITY TO EARN WHILE YOU WORK
The student residence permit for international students studying in Switzerland allows them to opt for part time jobs along with their study schedule. Each university in the country has a job placement office that helps students with information on student employment. Part time jobs can help students to earn in order to help themselves with their expenses.