Universities in Switzerland

Universities in Switzerland

Posted on 07 Jun 2014 Views ( 1033 )

Switzerland’s seven Universities are featured in the World top University Rankings for the year 2013/14. Out of these seven two got placed in the top 20 and five in the top 200. What impresses more is the nation achieved all this, despite have less area than that of the US state of Virginia.

Switzerland’s Higher Education System is extremely international in nature. EPFL (ÉCOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FÉDÉRALE DE LAUSANNE) stood sixth best University in the world.

International students come to Switzerland to benefit from the wide array of educational opportunities available in the stream of sciences and humanities. The nation offers quality and high standard of education and the tuition fee is relatively very low ranging between CHF 1,000 and CHF 2,340 for foreign students.

Higher education Institutes in Switzerland are divided into two types: Traditional universities and Universities of applied sciences.

Traditional Universities offer bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees and the universities of applied sciences offer teacher training and professional studies. Swiss Universities are relatively small in size and because of this not many offer a wide range of programs. Swiss higher educational prefers quality over quantity and most universities tend to specialize in certain subjects.

Based on the level of study pursued, entry requirements differ. For a bachelor's degree, internationally recognized qualifications such as the British and the International Baccalaureate (IB) levels are preferred to less mainstream qualifications. The prerequisites for a master's programme is a successfully completed bachelor's level programme and good command on the university's teaching language (though some courses in the master’s programmes are taught in English, remaining are in Italian, German, and in French).

If a student wants to study at a true higher education powerhouse, then Switzerland is your elite European study destination.

But it’s not just Universities that dragged 50,000+ International students to study in Switzerland. From picturesque lakes to postcard-perfect mountains and charming towns, the nation’s mesmerizing beauty is visible treat for the eyes.

Switzerland is a true European melting pot that can offer some of best quality of life anywhere in the world.