General Information Services on Swiss Private Schools & Universities

INFORMATION ON EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS This   service   applies   to   students   who   have   already   decided   on   an   educational   program and    simply    wish    to    receive    information    on    the    program    concerned    from    different educational   institutions   in   order   to   be   able   to   compare   the   program   contents,   entrance dates and requirements including the financial terms and conditions.   SIEPS   recommends   educational   programs   of   only   those   private   educational   institutions which   SIEPS   has   visited   and   with   which   SIEPS   has   drawn   up   a   collaboration   agreement that   guarantees   transparency   with   regard   to   faculty   members,   class   size,   nationality   mix, grading   system,   class   attendance,   recreational   activities   and   boarding   house   facilities   to mention only a few examples.
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Handling your application for one or more educational institutions

HANDLING & COMPILING YOUR APPLICATION Focusing on three key areas: 1 . Pre-requisites:     Ensuring    that    you    do    satisfy    the    entrance    requirements    of    the      educational   institution   which   you   have   decided   to   join;   or   advising   you   as   to   how   you can satisfy such requirements. 2 . Study plan:  Established in an optimal manner. 3 . Coordination   of   your   various   educational   aspirations:    If   you   have   decided   on   more than one option. SIEPS   guarantees   the   quality   of   its   recommendations   by   following   up   on   your   progress   in the programs SIEPS has recommended to you.

Client specific Educational Advice to students, parents and employers

EDUCATIONAL ADVICE This   service   category   applies   when   SIEPS   is   required   to   compare   programs   for   you;   when SIEPS   is   to   perform   some   research   into   various   educational   programs   in   terms   of   your specific requirements, such as: a specific starting date? a specific price range? a specific nationality mix? a specific class size? high   school   equivalency   if   you   have   either   no   high   school   diploma   or   a   high   school diploma    other    than    International    Baccalaureate;    Swiss    Maturité;    German    Arbitur; English A-levels; American High School Diploma? This   service   also   applies   when   SIEPS   is   required   to   liaise   with   one   or   more   educational institutions   on   your   behalf   in   order   to   find   answers   to   your   specific   questions.   SIEPS   is   not a   school.   Consequently,   SIEPS   identifies   in   all   objectivity   the   best   possible   educational options in terms of your educational background, requirements and expectations.

Aptitude tests

The   degree   of   our   success   is   very   often   a   function   of   our   educational   and   professional pursuits being as much as possible aligned with our natural aptitudes. Aptitude   tests   are   recommended   to   candidates   who   are   still   in   doubt   about   their   natural inclinations and talents. Aptitude tests are arranged upon request.

Career counselling

Career   counselling,   including   assistance   with   job   application   and   training   for   selection interviews,    is    particularly    appreciated    by    students    looking    for    internships    /    work opportunities   during   their   studies   or   by   graduating   candidates   who   want   to   start   their professional career.

Private tuition and language tests and other official testing

PRIVATE TUITION SIEPS   arranges   for   private   tuition   in various   subjects   (including   business   English   and   other languages): In preparation for entry into or continuation of various educational programs. For revision. In   preparation   for   various   external   tests   and   examinations   (language   and   other   tests or examinations). LANGUAGE TESTS As   an   official   proof   of   your   language   skills.   SIEPS   informs   you   about   examination   centres and   the   contents   and   the      level   of   the   examinations.   SIEPS,   at   your   request,   registers   you for    these    tests    and    examinations.    The    official    proof    of    the    level    of    your    skills    in    the language   in   which   you   wish   to   study   gives   you   the   best   chance   with   your   visa   and   course applications. TESTING OTHER THAN LANGUAGES AND APTITUDE Other tests and examinations: TOEIC, Cambridge First Certificate, TOEFL, DELF, GMAT.
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The   SIEPS   Educational   Database   includes   some   of   the   most   significant,   internationally recognised and oldest private international schools and universities in Switzerland. Their   excellence   is   guaranteed   by   the   various   accreditation   levels   and   quality   labels   they have earned.
SIEPS   helps   students,   parents,   schools   and   universities   come   closer   together   by   providing an Educational Database comprised of: A   quality   oriented   list   of   some   of   the   oldest   and   most   prestigious   private   schools   and universities in Switzerland Including their respective educational programs offered A complete list of accreditation agencies An exhaustive list of affiliation bodies A list of degrees and what they mean to you
Accreditation   is   a   type   of   voluntary   quality   assurance   process   under   which   educational programs   are   evaluated   by   an   external   non-governmental   body   to   determine   if   applicable standards are met. If this is the case, the agency grants an accredited status. Accreditation    is    not    permanent.    It    must    be    maintained.   A    school    has    to    demonstrate during   a   regular   review   process   that   it   has   developed   and   grown,   not   just   maintained   the status quo. Accreditation   also   permits   an   evaluation   on   an   international   level   regarding   recognition   or equivalency of the degree you receive.
Bachelor   of   Business   Administration   (BBA)?,   Master   of   Business   Administration   (MBA)?, Executive   MBA   (EMBA)?,   Master   in   International   Business   (MIB)?   Master   in   International Diplomacy? Which   educational   program   is   best   for   me?   What   is   the   difference?   How   can   I   quickly compare   educational   programs   offered   by   private   schools   and   universities   in   Switzerland? Even   better,   how   can   I   print   out   a   list   of   private   schools   and   universities   in   Switzerland   that match my specific requirements? The   degrees   offered   by   schools   and   universities   the   world   over   may   be   the   same   but   not all   educational   approaches   to   obtain   that   degree   are   the   same!   Each   private   school   or university   in   Switzerland   offers   their   specific   tailored   made   approach   to   education.   This approach   is   expressed   in   the way   they   adapt   their   educational   curriculum   in   order   to   meet their own respective standards of excellence.
An   academic   degree   is   a   college   or   university   diploma,   often   associated   with   a   title   and sometimes   associated   with   an   academic   position,   which   is   usually   awarded   in   recognition of   the   recipient   having   either   satisfactorily   completed   a   prescribed   course   of   study   or having   conducted   a   scholarly   endeavour   deemed   worthy   of   his   or   her   admission   to   the degree. Understanding   what   degree   is   right   for   you   can   be   a   daunting   task!   To   this   effect   SIEPS has    made    available    an    exhaustive    list    of    degrees    offered    by    private    schools    and universities in Switzerland. Browse and learn!  
An affiliation is not an accreditation process, but merely an association with another entity. The   main   advantage   of   affiliation   bodies   is   that   they   often   incorporate   an   international network   of   partners,   associates,   business   networks   and   professionals   in   various   industries and   therefore   offer   interesting   opportunities   for   students   to   enter   the   “real   world”   and   the international job market through their affiliates worldwide. Affiliation   bodies   can   also   include   a   select   and   alumni   group   of   dedicated   professionals or researchers that have affiliates in your area of interest for further study application.

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