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ABOUT SWITZERLAND

Switzerland, publicly the Swiss Confederation, is a country located at the confluence of Western, Central, and Southern Europe. It is a federal-state made up of 26 counties, with a federal government based in Bern. Switzerland is a small nation surrounded by Italy in the south, France in the west, Germany in the north, and Austria and Liechtenstein in the east. The Swiss community of roughly 8.5 million is totally dependent on the plateau, which is home to large urban centers and economic centers, which include Zurich, Geneva, and Basel. These metropolitan areas are home to a large number of headquarters of the intergovernmental community; such as the FIFA headquarters, the second-largest UN Office, and the main building of the Bank for International Settlements.

The established country with the highest marginal prosperity per adult and the eighth-highest income per capita, and has been considered a tax haven. It ranks highly on some of the international parameters, including international performance and human development. Its urban areas, such as Zurich, Geneva, and Basel, classified among the world’s highest in terms of lifestyle, albeit at a few of the highest cost of living in the world. The World Economic Forum ranks the 5th most productive country in the world.

 

UNIVERSITIES

  • H. M. S.
  • HTML Hotel and Tourism Management
  • Institut de hautes √©tudes en administration publique (IDHEAP)

EDUCATION SYSTEM

Private educational institutions in Switzerland are generally costly so that most children go to public institutions, which include, kindergarten, Volksschule, Gymnasium (secondary school), and Universities (universities).

Each child must at least be at least at a mandatory elementary school in Switzerland. The country offers many schools at different levels. Since the cantons/counties for the educational system, names subject to subjects, the initial age of students, and duration varies significantly between the cantons.

Pre-school (kindergarten): one or two years

Volkschule (elementary school): Volkschule is required for all Swiss children. You must visit the public or go to private institutions aged from seven years to at least eight years, but usually nine years.

Berufslehre (Apprenticeship): Most of the children begin vocational education after primary school. Apprenticeships take two to four years, based on the profession. Apprenticeships cover all sorts of specialties, from craftsmen (machinist, carpenter, baker, hairstylist, etc.) to office employees (secretary, book-keeper, IT specialist, etc.).

Gymnasium (Secondary school): There are multiple kinds of Gymnastics with various prominences and major subjects. There are eleven universities (universities) to study in Switzerland, nine of which are operated by a canton/county two by a confederation. In general, the universities run by the counties provide non-technical topics, while the universities run by the federation deliver technical subjects.

Education is now divided into two parts, equivalent to an education in the USA:

  • a Bachelor’s degree (three years)
  • Master’s degree (one and a half or two years).

When an ETH engineer (graduated from one of the Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology) has a stronger theoretical background, an FH engineer (graduated from one of the technical colleges) usually has more practical experience because he or she has completed a four-year Traineeship. The duration of the study is three to four years.

POPULAR COURSES

  • Business courses
  • Engineering
  • Health
  • Hospitality & Tourism
  • Sports Management

EDUCATION COST

Many Swiss universities have housing offices that rent out discounted rooms specifically to international students in university-owned student housing. The type and number of options will depend on the city or town your university is located in and can range from CHF 500 to CHF 800 per month. The private rental market may cost you slightly more (typically CHF 800 to CHF 1500), but sharing an apartment can lower your costs significantly. Geneva, Zurich, and Bern are the most expensive cities in Switzerland, but also have more options for housing.

The fees for institutions of higher education in Switzerland can sometimes differ, normally lower in government institutions than in educational enterprises. Tuition costs may rely on your ethnic origin, program, or education level. The average costs for a Bachelor’s in Switzerland are around CHF 18,500 for the entire course. However, based on your educational establishment, this number can range from as low as CHF 5000 to CHF 24,000. The charges for master’s degrees in Switzerland can also differ greatly from general master’s degrees to MBAs.

INTAKES

Major intakes are :-

  • January
  • May
  • September

SCHOLARSHIPS

Swiss Government Scholarships for International Students: – The Swiss Governing body awards Government Excellence Scholarship money to facilitate the global exchange and research collaborative efforts among Switzerland and more than 180 other nations, every year. A research scholarship is awarded to post-graduate research groups in every subject (who carry at least a master’s degree) who are hoping to travel to Switzerland to attain research or even further studies at the Ph.D. or post-doctoral level. The financial aid shall cover a monthly premium, a waiver from college tuition, medical insurance, airline tickets, housing benefits., etc.

EDUCATION SYSTEM IN SWITZERLAND