Switzerland is a small country located in the heart of Western Europe, and sharing borders with neighbouring Germany, Austria, the Principality of Liechtenstein, Italy and France. There are now approximately 7.7 million people living in Switzerland, speaking four official languages: German, French, Italian and Romansh. A mountainous landscape: 60% of the Swiss territory is occupied by the Alps, a great mountain range stretching circa one thousand kilometers from Austria to France, that offer more than 80 peaks above 4000 meters

The key areas for Swiss exports are high-technology in general including pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, micro and nanotechnology, environmental technologies, as well as finance, design, luxury and hospitality.

Switzerland is very well known for its Education System. As per reviews taken from International Students, the reviewers are super happy with the quality of education and the facilities which are provided to the students. The compact sized classes, practical studies and research opportunities make is a favourite destination of students. Following are the reasons why International Students should choose Switzerland for Higher Education.


  1. Universities and Colleges of Switzerland have the cheapest tuition fee in the whole Europe.
  2. It is a diverse place to live with three neighbouring countries i.e. Italy, France and Germany.
  3. Swiss Ranks in Top for foreign students in Doctoral Degrees.
  4. Swiss provides excellent opportunities with higher pay for the students completing Hotel and Hospitality management programs.
  5. Many Nobel prize winners have been awarded to Switzerland Scientists.

Top Universities in Switzerland

Swiss universities provide world-class education, and their degrees are recognised around the globe. With its high quality of research and teaching, Switzerland regularly ranks high in the Study.EU Country Ranking.

Top 5 Public Universities in Switzerland

  • University of Genevat
  • University of Zurich
  • University of Bern
  • University of Basel
  • University of Lausanne

Top 5 Private Universities in Switzerland

  • IMI International Management Institute
  • UBIS University
  • Business school Lausanne
  • Cesar Ritz College
  • Swiss Business School

List of Universities in Switzerland

Switzerland Education & Living costs

In both public and private universities, fees are the same for EU and non-EU students.

Average tuition fees:

  • Bachelor's and Master's programmes: 1,600/per year
  • PhD degrees: 100 – 200 EUR/year
  • Certain disciplines may have higher fees, such as Medicine, where students can be charged up to around 16,000 EUR/year

Living costs in Switzerland for international students:-

  • Student halls of residence – between 450 and 800 EUR/month
  • Rent/share an apartment – average price ranges between 700 and 1,000 EUR/month for a one-bedroom apartment

Scholarships to study in Switzerland

  • Major Intake: September/ January

In Switzerland, international students can get scholarships offered by the Swiss government, based on partnerships established with several countries. Most of these scholarships are granted to postgraduate candidates and researchers.

Documentation for Application, Offer letter & study visa

  • C.V
  • SOP
  • 2 LOR (required)
  • Qualification Documents:-
    1. Class 10th & 12th for UG programme
    2. Class 10th, 12th & UG marks sheets for PG programme
  • Evidence of English Language proficiency e.g. IELTS, TOEFL, etc.
  • Other Certificates & Achievements of Extracurricular Activities
  • Portfolio (for Art, Design & Architecture programme)
  • Standardised Tests e.g. GMAT, GRE (where necessary for the programme)
  • Passport copies of front & back page.
  • Draft for application fees, if applicable.

Note:: The documents required for individual universities and individual courses in Switzerland may vary.

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