Why Study in Switzerland?

Switzerland   is   one   of   Europe’s   pristine   higher   education   powerhouses.   Switzerland   is   an amazing    location    to    live,    study,    and   work    in,    due    to    its    cultural   variety    and    beautiful landscapes.   Thanks   to   its   unique   position   in   global   markets,   Switzerland   also   presents itself    as    an    astounding    location    from   which    to    launch    or    continue    one’s    professional career.

Swiss Excellence

Switzerland    is    politically    neutral    and    most    renowned    worldwide    for    its    high    quality standards   in   many   sectors,   such   as   education,   science   &   technology,   pharmaceuticals, and international finance. Switzerland    acknowledges    the    importance    of    sustainable    growth    in    education    and research.   In   order   to   keep   its   competitive   edge   in   the   ever-evolving   global   economy, Switzerland   places   great   emphasis   on   maintaining   its   recognition   as   a   world   class   centre of   excellence   in   education,   research   and   innovation.   Fostering   competition,   furthering quality,   and   encouraging   open-mindedness   in   all   fields   of   studies   is   Switzerland’s   way   of staying ahead of the curve. At   the   same   time,   Switzerland   is   part   of   the   global   community   and   maintains   a   worldwide network   of   co-operations   and   partnerships   in   education   and   science,   providing   ample opportunity to its newly graduated students. No   country   in   Europe   registers   as   many   patents   nor   wins   as   many   Nobel   Prizes   pro   capita as   Switzerland.   Ranking   among   the   world’s   top   15   largest   economies,   and   host   to   more than   20   fortune   500   companies,   Switzerland   has   all   the   key   factors   needed   to   boast   its excellence.

Study in English, French, German or Italian

Private Educational Institutions in Switzerland predominantly teach in English.   In   Public   Educational   Institutions,   most   Bachelor’s   programs   are   taught   in   one   of   the country’s   official   languages,   i.e.   German,   French   or   Italian.   However,   since   there   is   an increasing    number    of    international    students    attending    master’s    and    PhD    programs, English has also become a language of instruction. In   fact,   more   than   42’000   international   students    chose   to   study   in   Switzerland   in   2014. That’s over 21% of the student population body! Although   the   expected   level   of   command   of   English   may   vary   depending   on   the   school and,    above    all,    the    study    program    or    course,    the    usual    average    English    language requirement   you   will   be   required   to   have   to   study   in   Europe   is   550   points   (paper-based TOEFL   test),   or   213   points   (computer-based   TOEFL   test),   or   79-80   points   (internet-based TOEFL   test),   or   5.5   -   6.5   score   in   the   IELTS   test.   If   you   have   not   taken   either   the   TOEFL   or IELTS   tests   and   you   would   like   to   prove   your   level   of   knowledge   of   English   with   other exams,   you   will   need   to   prove   you   have   a   level   of   command   of   English   corresponding   to the B1/B2 level (intermediate).

Strategic central location: in the heart of Europe

Switzerland   is   a   multi-lingual   country   with   a   culturally   diverse   population   and   growing expatriate   community.   By   studying   in   Switzerland,   you   have   the   chance   to   meet   people from    all    over    the   world,    enhance   your    cross-cultural    skills,    learn    new    languages    and develop a global mindset. All   students   in   Switzerland   benefit   from   the   country   being   host   to   many   international organizations and large corporations throughout Switzerland.

Switzerland: A nation that highly values education

Switzerland   invests   almost   double   what   any   other   European   country   does   per   annum   into its    educational    industry.    Be    it    development    of    infrastructure    or    funding    of    research, Switzerland     sees     education     as     indispensable     for     economic     development,     political stability   and   as   a   key   driving   force   for   future   innovation.   The   high   proportion   of   foreign university    students    (21    %),    attests    to    Switzerland’s    willingness    to    share    the    fertile educational environment it has created with talented international students. As   a   result   of   its   investments,   Switzerland   boasts   both   the   highest   number   of   registered patents   in   all   European   countries   and   one   of   the   highest   number   of   Nobel   Prizes   prop capita in the world. In    Switzerland,    most    universities    offer    their    courses    in    accordance    with    the    Bologna System:   undergraduate   studies   culminate   in   a   Bachelor’s   degree,   which   can   be   further advanced   with   a   Master’s   degree,   in   compliance   with   international   agreements.   A   total   of 150’000     students     attend     Switzerland’s     world-class     Bachelor’s,     Master’s,     and     Ph.D. programs, which are based on cutting-edge research and cover a variety of areas.

The excellent Swiss MBA is world renowed

Switzerland   is   one   of   Europe’s   buzzing   business   hubs,   home,   therefore,   to   some   of   the world’s   very   best   business   minds   in   the   hospitality,   financial,   pharmaceuticals   and   bio- engineering    industries.    Switzerland’s    sizable    investments    into    education    and    research attracts   many   multinational   corporations   to   set   up   base   in   the   country,   opening   doors   to international   markets,   and   providing   endless   experience   and   practicing   opportunities   to young professionals. Switzerland’s    multi-cultural    population,    especially    in    the    education    industry,    provides students   the   chance   to   learn   non-swiss   languages,   and   the   opportunity   to   learn   to   work with people from many different cultural and ethnical backgrounds. There    is    no    denying    that    cross-cultural    experience    obtained    by    students    studying    in Switzerland is extremely valuable in the 21st century workplace.

The advantages of studying in Switzerland

Switzerland   invests   almost   double   what   any   other   European   country   does   per   annum   into its    educational    industry.    Be    it    development    of    infrastructure    or    funding    of    research, Switzerland     sees     education     as     indispensable     for     economic     development,     political stability   and   as   a   key   driving   force   for   future   innovation.   The   high   proportion   of   foreign university    students    (21    %),    attests    to    Switzerland’s    willingness    to    share    the    fertile educational environment it has created with talented international students. As   a   result   of   its   investments,   Switzerland   boasts   both   the   highest   number   of   registered patents   in   all   European   countries   and   one   of   the   highest   number   of   Nobel   Prizes   prop capita in the world. In    Switzerland,    most    universities    offer    their    courses    in    accordance    with    the    Bologna system:   undergraduate   studies   culminate   in   a   Bachelor’s   degree,   which   can   be   further advanced   with   a   Master’s   degree,   in   compliance   with   international   agreements.   A   total   of 150’000     students     attend     Switzerland’s     world-class     Bachelor’s,     Master’s,     and     Ph.D. programs, which are based on cutting-edge research and cover a variety of areas.

Student Survey

According   to   international   student   testimonies,   Switzerland   is   considered   a   great   place   to receive   higher   education   in   Europe.   In   the   StudyPortals   International   Student   Satisfaction Awards   2014,   more   than   7,000   students   reviewed   their   international   study   experience with the   help   of   the world’s   largest   database   of   international   student   experiences,   STeXX.eu.   In total,    228    students    shared    530    comments    related    to    their    experience    of    studying    in Switzerland,    giving    the    country    an    excellent    rating    of    8.9    out    of    10.    The    Student Satisfaction   Awards   are   a   valuable   source   of   information   for   future   students   who   wish   to enroll at universities in Switzerland or elsewhere in Europe. Six   universities   in   Switzerland   received   awards   of   international   student   satisfaction.   The first   three   had   average   ratings   of   at   least   9   out   of   10   and   were   awarded   the   Certificate   for Excellent International Student Satisfaction.
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