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Study In Switzerland - Eligibility, Student Visa & Scholarships in Switzerland

Check here, the complete guide for all those Indian students who want to study in Switzerland


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.

A landlocked nation at the meeting point of Western, Central, and Southern Europe is Switzerland, officially the Swiss Confederation. Bern serves as the capital of the federal republic, which consists of 26 cantons.Italy, France, Germany, the U.S., Austria, and Liechtenstein form the country's southern, western, and northern borders with Switzerland.
Reputable Educational System. In general, Swiss education is more cheaper than American education. High standards and active learning-based teaching strategies are hallmarks of the higher education system. Twenty percent of students enrolled at Swiss institutions are from other countries.
Studying in Switzerland has a lot of real-world advantages. Violent violence is quite uncommon and there has a low crime rate. Additionally, it has one of the cleanest environments on the planet, superior public transportation, and a top-notch healthcare system.

Study In Switzerland

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. 

How much it will cost to study in Switzerland?

Fees - 
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 process for Study Visa in Switzerland

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.

Student Accommodation in Switzerland

• 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.


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