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Study in Switzerland

Study in Switzerland

Switzerland is internationally recognized as a center of excellence for education, both in state-funded institutes and private schools which provide comprehensive ranges of education at all levels.  

The fusion of German, French and Italian flavors of the country has made study in Switzerland a diverse experience. Students can enjoy the country's dramatic landscapes, quaint country settings, historic castles and heritage and, of course, the breathtaking Swiss Alps.

Browse programs below that you can study in Switzerland and connect with the schools via the program's information request form.

 
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Master in Sports Law
University of Neuchatel
Master's degree
Neuchâtel, Switzerland
The Master in Sports Law at the University of Neuchatel in Switzerland is an education course which provides students knowledge...
Certificate in Swiss Pastry and Chocolate Arts
Culinary Arts Academy Switzerland
Diploma program
Lucerne, Switzerland
In the Certificate in Swiss Pastry and Chocolate Arts offered on the Lucerne Campus of the Culinary Arts Academy Switzerland,...
Swiss Advanced Certificate in Culinary Arts & Certificate of Higher Education
Culinary Arts Academy Switzerland
Diploma program
Lucerne, Switzerland
The Swiss Advanced Certificate in Culinary Arts & Certificate of Higher Education at the Culinary Arts Academy Switzerland is an...
Swiss Higher Diploma in Culinary Studies & Foundation Degree in Culinary Arts
Culinary Arts Academy Switzerland
Diploma program
Lucerne, Switzerland
The Swiss Higher Diploma in Culinary Studies and Foundation Degree in Culinary Arts at the Culinary Arts Academy Switzerland is...
Bachelor in Culinary Arts
Culinary Arts Academy Switzerland
Bachelor's degree
Lucerne, Switzerland
The Bachelor in Culinary Arts at the Culinary Arts Academy Switzerland is a comprehensive education programme in the culinary arts...
Master in International Hotel Management
Vatel - Switzerland
Master's degree
Martigny, Switzerland
The Master in International Hotel Management at Vatel - Switzerland is an education programme which aims to provide students with...
PGD in Hotel Management
SHMS Swiss Hotel Management School
Diploma program
Caux, Switzerland
The Postgraduate Diploma Program (PGD) in Hotel Management at SHMS Swiss Hotel Management School in Switzerland is designed for candidates...
Undergraduate Programme - Swiss Diploma in Hotel Operations Management
SHMS Swiss Hotel Management School
         
(1)
Diploma program
Caux, Switzerland
The 2-year Swiss Diploma in Hotel Operations Management at SHMS Swiss Hotel Management School in Switzerland is an education programme...
Master’s Program in Quantitative Economics and Finance
University of St. Gallen
Master's degree
St. Gallen, Switzerland
The Masters in Quantitative Economics and Finance (MiQE/F) at the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland offers a high-quality graduate...
FIFA Master in Management, Law and Humanities of Sport
University of Neuchatel
Master's degree
Neuchâtel, Switzerland
The FIFA Master in Management, Law, & Humanities of Sport at the University of Neuchatel is a one-year postgraduate sports...
Diploma in Culinary Management
BHMS
Diploma program
Lucerne, Switzerland
The one-year Diploma in Culinary Management program at BHMS in Switzerland introduces students to the world of food production through...
Bachelors Degree in International Hotel Management
Vatel - Switzerland
Bachelor's degree
Martigny, Switzerland
The Bachelor Degree in International Hotel Management at Vatel Switzerland aims to train students for administrative and operational management positions. Vatel's...
Diploma Program in Hotel and Hospitality Management
BHMS
Diploma program
Lucerne, Switzerland
The Diploma Program in Hotel and Hospitality Management (1st Year of the Bachelor of Arts Degree) at BHMS in Switzerland...
BA (Honours) in Hospitality and Events Management
SHMS Swiss Hotel Management School
Bachelor's degree
Caux, Switzerland
The BA (Honours) in Hospitality and Events Management at SHMS Swiss Hotel Management School in Switzerland is aimed at appropriately...
PGD in Events Management
SHMS Swiss Hotel Management School
Diploma program
Caux, Switzerland
The Postgraduate Diploma Program (PGD) in Events Management at SHMS Swiss Hotel Management School in Switzerland is designed for candidates...
Masters in International Law (MIL)
University of St. Gallen
Master's degree
St. Gallen, Switzerland
The Masters in International Law (MIL) at the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland is an innovative eduaction program which...
Post Graduate Diploma Program in Hospitality Management
BHMS
Diploma program
Lucerne, Switzerland
The Post Graduate Diploma Program in Hospitality Management at BHMS Business & Hotel Management School in Switzerland is a one-year...
Post graduate Diploma in International Hospitality Management
Cesar Ritz Colleges Switzerland
Diploma program
Brig, Switzerland
The Post gradate Diploma in International Hospitality Management at Cesar Ritz Colleges Switzerland is offered at University Centre César Ritz...
Master in Sports Law
CIES (International Centre for Sport Studies)
Master's degree
Neuchâtel, Switzerland
The Master in Sports Law coordinated by CIES (International Centre for Sport Studies) at the University of Neuchatel in Switzerland...
Swiss Diploma in International Hotel Operations Management
IHTTI - School of Hotel Management
Diploma program
Neuchâtel, Switzerland
Years 1 and 2 of the IHTTI hotel management school programme include all operational subjects including Food and Beverage, Front...
Bachelor of International Business in Hotel and Tourism Management
Cesar Ritz Colleges Switzerland
Bachelor's degree
Multiple (3)
The Bachelor of International Business in Hotel and Tourism Management at Cesar Ritz Colleges Switzerland is a business-oriented education programme...
PGD in Hotel Operations Management
SHMS Swiss Hotel Management School
Diploma program
Caux, Switzerland
The Postgraduate Diploma Program (PGD) in Hotel Operations Management at SHMS Swiss Hotel Management School in Switzerland is designed for...
Swiss Higher Diploma in Hotel & Tourism Management
Cesar Ritz Colleges Switzerland
Diploma program
Multiple (3)
The Swiss Higher Diploma in Hotel & Tourism Management at Cesar Ritz Colleges Switzerland is an ideal education programme for...
Master’s Program in Banking and Finance
University of St. Gallen
Master's degree
St. Gallen, Switzerland
With a challenging curriculum, the Masters in Banking and Finance ( MBF ) at the University of St. Gallen's in...
Masters Program in Economics
University of St. Gallen
Master's degree
St. Gallen, Switzerland
The Masters in Economics ( MEcon ) at the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland provides students with an extensive...
Master’s Program in International Affairs and Governance
University of St. Gallen
Master's degree
St. Gallen, Switzerland
The Masters in International Affairs and Governance ( MIA ) at the University of St. Gallen's in Switzerland is designed...
Higher Diploma Program in Hotel and Hospitality Management
BHMS
         
(1)
Diploma program
Lucerne, Switzerland
The Diploma Program in Hotel and Hospitality Management (2nd Year Bachelor of Arts Degree) at BHMS Business & Hotel Management...
Bachelor of Arts in Economics
Università della Svizzera italiana (USI)
Bachelor's degree
Lugano, Switzerland
The Finance stream trains future graduates to meet the demands and challenges posed, now more than ever, by national and...
BA (Honours) in Hospitality Management
SHMS Swiss Hotel Management School
Bachelor's degree
Caux, Switzerland
The BA (Honours) in Hospitality Management at SHMS Swiss Hotel Management School in Switzerland is offered in collaboration with our...
FIFA Master in Management, Law and Humanities of Sport
CIES (International Centre for Sport Studies)
Master's degree
Multiple (3)
FIFA Master graduates are working in international organisations (federations or other sports-related associations), international federations, national federations, leagues, clubs, sports...
MBA in Hospitality/ Global Management
BHMS
Master's degree
Lucerne, Switzerland
The MBA in Hospitality/ Global Management program at BHMS Business & Hotel Management School in Switzerland is jointly managed by...
Master’s Program in Strategy and International Management
University of St. Gallen
Master's degree
St. Gallen, Switzerland
The Masters in Strategy and International Management ( SIM ) at the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland has been...
Master of Science in International Hospitality Management
Cesar Ritz Colleges Switzerland
Master's degree
Brig, Switzerland
Upon completion of the Postgraduate Diploma in International Hospitality Management, candidates can choose to further their education at University Centre...
Masters in Marketing, Services & Communication Management
University of St. Gallen
Master's degree
St. Gallen, Switzerland
The Masters Programme in Marketing, Services and Communication Management (MSC) at the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland consists of...
Bachelor of Arts in Lingua, letteratura e civiltà italiana
Università della Svizzera italiana (USI)
Bachelor's degree
Lugano, Switzerland
Lingua, Letteratura e civiltà italiana L'Istituto di Studi Italiani offre il percorso di Bachelor (Laurea triennale) in Lingua, Letteratura e...
PGD in Hospitality & Design Management
SHMS Swiss Hotel Management School
Diploma program
Caux, Switzerland
SHMS’s Postgraduate Diploma in International Hospitality & Design Management has been designed to provide students with a broad understanding of...
BA in Hotel and Hospitality Management
BHMS
         
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Bachelor's degree
Lucerne, Switzerland
The BA in Hotel & Hospitality Management is ideal for those who have completed their secondary education and are interesting...
Bachelor of Arts in Hospitality Business Management
Cesar Ritz Colleges Switzerland
         
(1)
Bachelor's degree
Multiple (3)
The Bachelor in Hospitality Business Management is an education programme offered at César Ritz in partnership with Washington State University...
BA (Honours) in Events Management
SHMS Swiss Hotel Management School
Bachelor's degree
Caux, Switzerland
The BA (Honours) in Events Management at SHMS Swiss Hotel Management School is an education programme offered in collaboration with...
Master of Arts in International Business in Hotel & Tourism Management
Cesar Ritz Colleges Switzerland
Master's degree
Brig, Switzerland
Upon successful completion of the Postgraduate Diploma in International Hospitality Management, candidates can further their education at University Centre César...
British MA (Hons) in International Hospitality Management
SHMS Swiss Hotel Management School
Master's degree
Caux, Switzerland
The Maste r’s programme seeks to develop students’ critical analytic skills and foster their creativity so that they are able...
Bachelor of Science in Communication Science
Università della Svizzera italiana (USI)
Bachelor's degree
Lugano, Switzerland
The Bachelor in Communication Sciences provide students with a thorough basic grounding in the field of communication. The programme has...
Department of Architecture, Wood and Civil Engineering
Bern University of Applied Sciences
Bachelor's degree
Bern, Switzerland
The Department of Architecture, Wood and Civil Engineering fosters a strong national and international network and is one of the...
MSc in Informatics & Economics: Financial Technology and Computing
Università della Svizzera italiana (USI)
Master's degree
Lugano, Switzerland
This Master of Science in Financial Technology and Computing program will provide students who have a strong background in informatics...
MSc in International Hospitality Business
Glion Institute of Higher Education - Switzerland
Master's degree
Bulle, Switzerland
START A HIGH-FLYING GLOBAL CAREER WITH THE MASTER'S IN HOSPITALITY This Master of Science (MSc) in International Hospitality Business will...
Bachelor of Arts in International Relations
International University in Geneva - IUG
Bachelor's degree
Geneva, Switzerland
The BA in international relations at the International University in Geneva, Switzerland prepares students for careers in international organizations, diplomatic services,...
Master of Arts in Media and Communication
International University in Geneva - IUG
Master's degree
Geneva, Switzerland
The MA in media and communication at the International University in Geneva - IUG in Switzerland provides a comprehensive introduction to...
Master of Business Administration
International University in Geneva - IUG
Master's degree
Geneva, Switzerland
The master of business administration (MBA) at the International University in Geneva - IUG in Switzerland provides students with a...
MBA in Finance and Responsible Investment
Sustainability Management School
Master's degree
Multiple (2)
This flexible MBA program offers flexibility to students and may be taken online or at the state-of-the-art campus in Switzerland.  The...
Bachelor of Arts in Media and Communication
International University in Geneva - IUG
Bachelor's degree
Geneva, Switzerland
The bachelor of arts in media and communication at the International University in Geneva, Switzerland covers all key aspects of media...
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Study in Switzerland - The Education System

The Swiss higher education system covers universities and higher vocational training. Students who study in Switzerland can choose from universities providing general education and universities of applied sciences. Higher vocational training is provided by technical schools, leading to vocational certificates and diplomas. Both types of institutes make up a dense network of education outlets in Switzerland, offering a high quality of study opportunities to Swiss and international students alike.

Education System

The education system in Switzerland is internationally recognized for its excellence. Alongside the state-funded establishments, Switzerland also offers a wide choice of high quality education at private schools. Both public and private establishments provide a comprehensive range of education at all levels. 

Entry Requirements to Study in Switzerland

To be accepted to a university in Switzerland, candidates must possess either a state-recognized Swiss maturity certificate or another foreign certificate recognized as equivalent by the university. Specific requirements will differ between universities and programs levels. Check out this page to learn more about what you will need to apply to study in Switzerland.

Student Visas to Study in Switzerland

International students wanting to study in Switzerland will need to obtain a visa from their local Swiss embassy. Depending on whether you are an EU/EEA national or not will determine whether you need a visa. EU/EEA citizens do not require student visas to study in Switzerland but they will need to register with the local resident registration office upon arrival. Non-EU/EEA citizens will require a student visa. Learn more about the student visa process here.

Tuition Fees & Scholarships

Tuition fees at Swiss universities are relatively low compared to other European countries, making it one of the top choices for international students to study. There are various scholarships that are offered through bilateral agreements between governments and/or universities, or within the frame of a pool - download our scholarship guide here.

Student Jobs

Once you have obtained your visa/residence permit which allows you to study in Switzerland, you may be able to take on a job to compliment your studies. How many hours you may work will depend on your visa/permit and is dependent on approval of from your university that taking on a job will not prolong your study period.

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