Study Abroad > Study in Switzerland
Why study in Switzerland
In Switzerland, most children go to public schools. Private schools usually are expensive and people tend to think that students of private schools probably didn’t make it at the public school. Public schools include Kindergarten, Volksschule (“elementary school”), Gymnasium (“secondary school”) and Universität (“universities”). Most municipalities provide kindergarten, primary and secondary schools. Most cantons provide at least one secondary school. There are eleven universities in Switzerland, nine are run by cantons, and two are run by the confederation. After elementary school, kids may either choose to go to secondary school or to start an apprenticeship. In the latter case, after finishing the apprenticeship, it is still possible to start an academic career at either a secondary school or a so-called Fachhochschule(FH) (“technical college”).
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Besides scholarships that your study institution may offer, international students looking to study in Switzerland have a number of scholarship options available to them, including the Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships. This scholarship is awarded to young researchers who have completed a master's degree or PhD and to foreign artists holding a bachelor's degree, and is aimed at encouraging international exchange studies.
Other scholarship options for international students include the Erasmus+ program and the Pioneer Fellowship.
The Geneva Excellence Masters Fellowships also offer financial support to students pursuing a master's degree in Switzerland.
Tuition fees : (Public)
Level of Education
Tuition Fees per year (in CHF)
15,000 to 20,000 CHF
22,000 to 25,000 CHF
29,000 to 35,000 CHF
Living Expenses: Are between CHF 19,000 -29,000 per year.
Documents required for student Visa
Within 14 days of entering Switzerland, EU/EFTA citizens must register with the local authority at the place of residence and apply for a residence permit.