Switzerland has a long established and outstanding reputation for excellence in Hospitality Education. Many of the world's successful hoteliers have been educated in this beautiful and safe country. Switzerland demonstrates greatness in its precise approach to detail.
The form of Government is a Parliamentary monarchy. Is a country member of the European Union and a non-confessional state, where Catholicism is the main religion.
Spain is the 13th largest economy in the world, 5th largest in the European Union and 2nd largest investor in Latin America, after the USA. Similarly, Spain ranks 10th world's scientific power in 2013 and main research areas where Spain has a large science base are health, ICT, Environment, Food and Agriculture, Energy, Material Sciences and Social Sciences. Spanish companies are internationally recognized for their leadership in clean technologies, health and biotechnology, engineering infrastructure, ICT, manufacturing technologies, financial services and tourism, amongst others.
Switzerland prides itself on its high standard of publicly-funded education. As a country with few natural resources, its prosperity depends to a large extent on its brain power. Most people continue studying after the years of compulsory education, and many take further courses throughout their lives. At the same time, the education system has to deal with new challenges in the face of changes in society and the world.
As a rule of the thumb, you will need between CHF 18,000 and 28,000 per year (between around Rs 6.5 to 10 lakhs) for studying in Switzerland depending to the location of the university and personal demands (This amount covers food, clothing, health insurance, and some leisure activities.)
Annual tuition fees at Swiss Universities range around CHF 1,200 (Rs 44,000)
Diploma Programs : CHF 8000 to 12,000 per year
Bachelor Degree : CHF 16,000 - 25,000 per year
Postgraduate & Masters Degree Courses : CHF 18,000 and 28,000 per year
Living Costs- Living expenses are estimated between CHF 19,000 (InR 760,000) – and 29,000 (InR 1,160,000) – per year (depending on the location of the university and personal demands)
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Application - Application process time is different for all institutes however average process time is between 1 week - 4 weeks. Masters degree and Research applications usually take longer than this to process.
Visa - When you have received confirmation of acceptance by a Swiss university & now you will have to show proof that you have adequate financial means to support yourself during your studies.
You will have to apply to the police department dealing with aliens after your arrival in Switzerland to obtain a residence permit. You will have to present the following documents :
• a valid passport, if necessary with a visa
• confirmation that you have been accepted by a Swiss university
• a guarantee of sufficient financial means to support yourself during your studies (e.g. bank statement)
• statement concerning your address in Switzerland
• The residence permit will only be issued if your financial means are guaranteed.
In addition, you will have to renew the residence permit annually. Foreign students are allowed to work up to 15 hours a week as long as the duration of the studies is not prolonged.
• Renting Small Apartments - CHF 1,000- CHF 1,500
• Renting an Apartment- CHF 3,000- CHF 5,000 for an up market city apartment
• Large House- CHF 5,000- CHF 7,000 for a larger house in a more suburban setting
• Extra Necessity- Budget between CHF 300 and CHF 350 per month for electricity and gas.