Criteria you must know for studying in Switzerland
Many students nurture the dream of studying abroad and Switzerland has been a recent addition to the list. With its beautiful landscape, good infrastructure and amiable culture, Switzerland is scoring over many other education destinations.
Before you actually take steps towards studying in Switzerland, you must know a few facts about education there to make an informed decision.
The main difference between the Swiss and the Indian education systems is the fact that in Switzerland all the Master’s programmes are consecutive postgraduate programmes. This means that students need to hold a Bachelor’s degree in the same or in a similar major as their future Master’s programme will be. For example, students holding a Bachelor’s degree in Science cannot get the admission for a Master’s degree in Business.
In Switzerland, Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes offered by public universities (all academic universities are public) are at almost no costs for students. The fee at the HSG for foreign students amounts to 4252 Swiss Francs per year. The reason for this is because the government supports education.
A normal university degree is a normal public education, that has to be accessible for everybody, regardless of his/her fortune. This is completely different for our MBA programmes. The government does not pay for executive education. That’s why students have to pay around 80’000 or 100’000 Swiss Francs per year.
In addition to a recognized Bachelor’s degree, students must have a good grade average, GMAT or GRE and a language certificate – this depends on the Master’s programme. In Switzerland, not every university degree from India is accepted. You need to get your degree evaluated for this. Generally, WES accredited institution (A or five Star) schools are accepted.
- Admission to a Bachelor’s Programme
For access to Swiss universities, a valid Swiss maturity certificate or an equivalent foreign upper secondary school-leaving certificate qualifying for university entrance is required. Each of the universities makes its own decisions as to what certificates and qualifications it recognizes. Detailed information on general and country-specific access and admission requirements can be found at the CRUS/Swiss ENIC Web site. There are special regulations for study programmes in medicine and human movement and sports science (see section 3).
- Admission to a Master’s Programme
The prerequisite for access to a Master’s programme is a successfully completed Bachelor’s level programme. Graduates of Bachelor’s programmes have access to certain Master’s programmes, as listed in the database available at uni-programme.ch. Each of the universities makes its own decisions as to whether a foreign Bachelor’s degree gives the holder access to Master’s programmes without entrance examinations, or access under certain conditions, or access with further requirements, or does not give access to Master’s programmes.
- Language Requirements
The universities require a good knowledge of the language of instruction
- At the Master’s level especially, the universities are offering an increasing number of study programmes in English.
- For students who do not hold fully recognized certificates qualifying for university entrance, the admission requirements also include a university entrance examination
Reasons to Study in Switzerland
All Swiss colleges share a drive for quality in educating and research, bringing about their predictable positioning among the best colleges on the planet. In fact, such a variety of Swiss colleges is positioned among the main 200 colleges worldwide that around half of all students in Switzerland can claim to go to one of those top organizations.
The Swiss higher education landscape involves academic studies at the ten Cantonal Universities and the two Federal Institutes of Technology. What’s more, there are seven public and two private Universities of Applied Sciences that take an all the more professionally-situated focus.
Switzerland prides itself on its high expectation of a freely subsidized training framework that is reasonable for both Swiss and non-Swiss students. In fact, the normal cost for a year’s educational cost is around CAD1, 300 for Swiss, and CAD 1,500 for universal students.
World champion in innovation
Switzerland is reliably positioned as a standout amongst the most imaginative and focused economies on the planet; this is made conceivable because of the colleges’ cutting-edge research and significant speculations by the general population and private parts.
In regard of Nobel Prizes per capita, since 1950, Switzerland scores at the highest point of the worldwide table. Swiss specialists keep on producing a high number of logical papers with extensive effect in their particular orders. This is upheld by great foundations, for example, the incredibly famous CERN in Geneva. What’s more, the private division puts intensely in research, especially in the pharmaceutical, chemical, and engineering areas.
At the crossroads of cultures and languages
Switzerland is in the heart of Europe and at the intersection of a few languages and societies, pulling in individuals from everywhere throughout the world. Numerous UN associations and universal NGOs are situated in Geneva, and more than 10,000 multinational organizations are headquartered in Switzerland. So also, Swiss colleges are exceptionally global. Over the portion of the Ph.D. students and post-docs, and 45% of the employees at Swiss colleges, originate from another nation.
In the meantime, Switzerland is an astounding beginning stage to find Europe. On account of worldwide air terminals in Basel, Geneva, and Zurich, and train stations in practically every town, urban areas, for example, Paris, Rome, Vienna or Berlin are just a couple of hours away.
High living standard
On an overall scale, the average cost for basic items in Swiss urban communities is not modest; in any case, the personal satisfaction is correspondingly high. In a worldwide nature of living correlation of 350 urban areas, Zurich and Geneva positioned second and third, while Bern, Switzerland’s capital, positioned ninth.
General Life of a Student in Switzerland
One may request that how is it be a foreigner between Swiss individuals. This thought is in reality out of degree as, from one perspective, Swiss individuals use to travel a lot and experience an extensive variety of societies and, on the other, there is an incredible number of foreigners officially living in Switzerland who makes regular daily life enjoyable. They are all friendly and open. This sentiment social closeness is at its most in student residences, where resident and exchange students meet up and have cooking evenings, costume parties or even specially appointed occasions which associate everybody.
The Swiss culture puts an extraordinary concentrate on individuals’ prosperity and in addition exploring the natural beauties. In winter many go skiing practically consistently while in summer families and group explore the endless mountain ways for climbing. An immaculate end of the week day would begin and end with the action of a game. In the middle of there is the ideal opportunity for a relaxing lunch in the forested areas, a grill at the border of the lake or meeting companions and relatives for a brunch.
Recent statistics show that around 25% of the general population living in Switzerland are foreigners and the rest local people. Be that as it may, there must be significantly more foreigners that have picked up their privilege of staying and working in Switzerland after quite a while.
Working while Studying in Switzerland
When you have held your residence permit and demonstrated you have the money related assets important to study in Switzerland, you can work along with your studies. Actually, the student residence permit allow takes into consideration profit earning activity, as long your college gives an announcement confirming that your employment won’t prolong the length of your studies.
For international students, the quantity of week by week work hours is constrained to 15, however, this is genuinely adaptable relying upon the canton (in Geneva, for instance, you can work up to 30 hours for each week). Nevertheless, the vast majority will encourage you not to go up against additional work, since the college workload is as of now very overwhelming, contingent upon the personnel. It is less demanding to discover work in the substantial urban focuses like Geneva and Zurich. Every college has a job placement office that gives data on student employment. Compensation fluctuates between SFR 20 and SFR 35 as per the occupation and your abilities.
Working after graduation in Switzerland
To discover employment, foreign nationals who have earned a Swiss college level diploma will be qualified for remain in Switzerland for six more months from the time of finishing their education or postgraduate studies. The individuals who are successful in securing employment will be issued a work permit, gave the prospective position includes a movement of specific logical or monetary significance.
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