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5 Things To Consider EWhen Applying To An International University In Switzerland Switzerland is one of the best countries to pursue a degree in for it is home to some of the top universities in the world. In fact, many of its universities has received awards for international student satisfaction which further confirms that studying in Switzerland could be a brilliant choice. Let us give you a couple more reasons before proceeding further. Switzerland is known across Europe for its reputed universities and professors. Most universities and institutes have compact class sizes, practical courses and various research opportunities. Then, there is the remarkable, unmissable natural beauty of Switzerland and a friendly atmosphere.

If we talk about tuition fees, then these are quite affordable for international students, and mostly range between CHF500 and CHF2000 per semester. There are also a wide range of courses available to choose from if you are planning to pursue a bachelor in Geneva and in Switzerland at large, considering the wide range of courses offered by universities and institutes in Switzerland. Switzerland has three vastly spoken official languages, namely French, Italian and German, and therefore, you, as a student, would gain great exposure to various accents and learning opportunities. On that note, let us discuss the things to consider when applying for a bachelor in Geneva, or simply, for a degree in Switzerland.


Do your Research No amount of emphasis would be enough when emphasizing on this point. Researching is the most crucial step in the process of applying to an international university in Switzerland. Reason for that is simple, a) studying in Switzerland is more like an investment, b) it is time-consuming, and c) there is no scope for regrets. Once you have applied to a university or institute and enrolled in it, there is no looking back. Therefore, you must do a detailed research before applying to a university. We must mention at this point that it is not only the course that should be top priority but also the university. So, whether it a Master in Physics in Switzerland or a Bachelor in Business at a business school like EU Business School, you must choose the one that suits your needs and promises ample scope for growth.

Apply with Diligence Switzerland offers a variety of study options. So, it is advisable to choose a degree and apply only after collecting all the relevant information. If required, do not shy away from contacting the university or institute. In fact, we would suggest you make a list of questions or doubts while you research for the right course and university and then, once you are in the process of applying, ask those questions right away. You must also pay attention to the university’s/institute’s requirements in terms of qualification, documentation et al. At this point, we must mention, there are many universities and institutes that offer scholarships. It is always advisable to consider these opportunities before applying.

Qualifications Recognized by Swiss Universities It is important to learn about the degrees or the qualifications that are recognized by Swiss universities, and the ones that are not. For instance, distance education certificates, night school certificates and certificates that are not attained in a school class are not recognized by Swiss universities. Also, certificates from vocational or part-time high schools as well as schools offering vocational training and general education are not recognized.

Language Requirements Since English is neither first and most often nor the second language of many natives of Switzerland, it is important to check the language requirements before applying to a university. As we mentioned earlier, Switzerland has three official languages, namely German, French and Italian, you cannot be entirely certain of the language a program is taught in at a specific university. While most universities offer programs that are taught in English, including some business schools such as EU Business School, you should do your homework before applying. Having said that, most international students apply for degrees that are taught in English, French or German.

Required Application Documents Documents required by most universities or institutes are listed below.


Signed print of your application form Copy of identity proof Two passport sized photos Language Proficiency certificate Official academic transcripts from the previous school and/or institutions Resume Evidence of payment of the application Motivation Letter It is advisable to have these documents handy while applying. Finally, you should keep an eye on the university application deadlines and ensure you submit your application before the deadline.

5 Things To Consider EWhen Applying To An International University In Switzerland  

Switzerland is one of the best countries to pursue a degree in for it is home to some of the top universities in the world. In fact, many of...

5 Things To Consider EWhen Applying To An International University In Switzerland  

Switzerland is one of the best countries to pursue a degree in for it is home to some of the top universities in the world. In fact, many of...

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