Switzerland is a beautiful country to live in and study.It’s a small landlocked Alpine nation, but Switzerland punches well above its weight in terms of both its economic power – it is one of the 20 wealthiest countries in the world – and in terms of its universities.Due to quality education students at Swiss universities is constantly increasing. For foreign students it is not easily possible to be admitted to a universities of Switzerland, despite the increasing international mobility.
Method to get admission in Swiss Universities
Age: For being eligible to study in Switzerland, student must be at least 18 years old.
Language ability: Good knowledge of the language of instruction (French, German or Italian depending on which area you go to) is a pre-requisite for admission to any Swiss university.
Foreign school or college certificates:
Swiss matriculation certificate or a foreign certificate recognized by the university as being equivalent. If you did not matriculate in Switzerland, please ask the university to which you apply whether your certificate is considered equivalent. Each university is fully competent to decide. This in turn means that the various faculties also have the right to decide about admittance of candidates in possession of certificates which are normally recognized in Switzerland.
Interested applicants advised to submit their application materials at least two months before a particular program starts. All applications are reviewed by our admission committee. The admission decision will be made on a comprehensive evaluation of the applicants after the interview and is non-recourse. Application Checklist/ Fully completed Application Form 6 passport photos Copy of Degree/Diploma and Scores Copy of TOEFL Score.
Courses to the Bachelor Programs Admission requirements/ To be able to follow the preparatory courses, candidates should at least obtain “3 of 6” points in our admission exam of English. Expenses: CHF 5’500.- (Swiss francs) back.
Master Programs Admission requirements/ Bachelor’s degree in finance, Business Administration or relevant field. Satisfactory result of format Exam, ex. GMAT 550 or minimum with a “4”points in Admission Exam to the Master of Finance program.
Process to obtain Swiss Student Visa for international students
After getting enrollment admission, foreign students should contact the Swiss Embassy or Consulate for obtaining complete information for the student visa application. Even with school admission, students with tourism visa are not allowed to follow the courses at the University. According to the visa application instructions from the Swiss authority if the applicant is admissible, the visa will be issued only after the full tuition has been paid.
According to the Swiss authority, all the foreign applicants should show a medical exam result done in recent three months. If the applicant is under medication treatment or medication, a medical health report must be issued by the doctor for the insurance registration in Switzerland.
Scholarships and Financial aid available for International Students in Switzerland
In Switzerland, International students are generally not eligible for any financial support by the universities during the first academic years. However, students who have completed one academic year in Swiss Universities are awarded with Partial or full scholarships excellent notes. The sum of full or partial scholarship usually varies from Swiss Franc (CHF) 3,000 – CHF 15,000.
Students in the universities are allowed to work 20 hours per week during the semester and full time during the university holidays with an average salary of around CHF 20 per hour.
If you are seeking for more information on scholarships or financial aid for your study in Switzerland then, we suggest students to contact the Swiss Embassy in the applicant’s country of Residence.
LIST OF UNIVERSITIES IN SWITZERLAND
- Biel School of Engineering
- École Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne
- Engineering School of St. Gallen
- Graduate Institute of International Studies
- Rapperswil School of Engineering
- School of Engineering Cantone Ticino
- School of Engineering of Bern HTL
- School of Engineering of Brugg-Windisch HTL
- School of Engineering of Burgdorf HTL
- Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich
- Universität Basel
- Université de Fribourg
- Université de Lausanne
- University of Berne
- University of Berne
- University of Geneva
- University of Neuchatel
- University of St. Gallen
- University of Zürich
Living Cost for International Students in Switzerland
The Universities of Switzerland provide lodging upon students request. Reservation and lodging contract should be signed before students arrive in Switzerland.
Around CHF500.- per month.
According to the Swiss law, all the residents living in Switzerland are obliged to take insurance for health and insurance. The monthlyinsurance in a Swiss insurance company will cost around CHF120.
If you’ve already decided on an institution contact Student Visa Expert to find out about the application process and visa requirements. If you haven’t decided yet, let our Student Councillors help you in selecting a course, enrolling to study in Switzerland, visa application guidance and much more till your arrival in Switzerland