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Students pursuing their education in Switzerland will fall in love with the country's beautiful landscapes, cultural variety (a fusion of Germany, French and Italian flavors), innovative technological environment and, most importantly, high quality of education. Every year, around 64,000 students are enrolled in universities throughout Switzerland; this high number is due in part to the population being fluent in several languages, English included.

Switzerland prides itself particularly on it well-recognized institutes in science and tourism, as well as internationally-accredited business schools. The country's diverse geography, languages and religious affiliations are reflected in the variety of literature, art, architecture, music and customs.

Switzerland - The Facts & Figures

Capital

Bern

Languages

German, French, Italian, Romansh

Population

8.1 million

Area Size

15,940 km²

Students

235,000 (50,000 international)

Academic Year

September - July

Currency

Swiss franc (CHF)

Calling Code

+41

Time Zone

CET (UTC+1)

More about Switzerland

Switzerland is a wealthy country with a high quality of life. The country is densely populated with an average of 207 people per square kilometer. Switzerland offers a unique experience from a winter sport activities in the snowy mountains to metropolitan city adventures - undertaking an education in Switzerland is a varied and exciting opportunity.

With its central location, Switzerland is the perfect "home base" for those wanting to discover the rest of Europe. With four official languages, you do not even have to leave Switzerland to get a taste of the different European cultures.

A great reason to pursue your education in Switzerland is the broad spectrum of educational opportunities offered here. Read more about the different types of higher educational institutes available in Switzerland, how to apply and a few practical details you should consider during your preparations for studying in Switzerland. Or, if you're ready, search Swiss Degree Programs now.

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Last update: 06 Oct 2017