Study in Switzerland

Study in Switzerland: A Pathway to Academic Excellence and Global Opportunities

Embark on a transformative journey in Switzerland, where world-class education meets unparalleled natural beauty. With CIS (Chiltern Immigration Services) as your guide, unlock the doors to prestigious universities and a vibrant student life in Switzerland.

 Overview of Swiss Educational Landscape

 Why Switzerland for Higher Education?
  • Global Standing: Home to 11 QS World Ranking Universities.
  • Post-Study Permit: 6-month residence permit after studies.
  • Financial Aspects: Tuition Fee ranges from 72,000 to 45,000 EUR per academic year, with scholarships up to 20,000 EUR.
Top Swiss Universities (QS Ranking 2024)
UniversitiesTop QS Ranking Universities (2024)
ETH Zurich - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology7
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne36
University of Zurich91
University of Bern126
University of Basel124
University of Lausanne220
University of Geneva128
Università della Svizzera italiana (USI)328
University of St. Gallen (HSG)436
University of Fribourg563
Sought-After Courses in Switzerland
Best Courses to Choose in SwitzerlandCourses in high demand with highest highest-paid salaries
Artificial intelligenceTourism law
Hotel and hospitality managementManagement
Business managementMedicine
Sustainability managementComputer science
International lawMBA
Quantitative and systems biologyFinance
Banking and FinanceInformation technology
Applied mathematicsEngineering
Interdisciplinary sciencesLaw
Social media marketing
Swiss University Programs for Masters
Cesar Ritz CollegesMasters
EHL Hospitality Business SchoolMasters
ETH Zurich Swiss Federal Institute of TechnologyMasters
Glion Institute of Higher EducationMasters
Swiss Federal Institute of TechnologyMasters
Swiss Hotel Management SchoolMasters
The University of Applied Sciences and ArtsMasters
Università della Svizzera ItalianaMasters
University of BaselMasters
University of BernMasters
University of FribourgMasters
University of GenevaMasters
University of Lausanne SwitzerlandMasters
University of LucerneMasters
University of St GallenMasters
University of ZurichMasters
Zurich University of Applied SciencesMasters
Switzerland Intakes for Higher Education
IntakesStudy ProgramAdmission deadlines
FallUndergraduate and PostgraduateJuly
SpringUndergraduate and PostgraduateApril

Cost and Financial Aspects of Studying in Switzerland

Tuition and Living Expenses
Degree TypeAverage Tuition Fee per Semester
Bachelors700-6,500 CHF
Masters700-6,000 CHF
Switzerland Student Visa: Requirements and Processing
Higher Study OptionsMinimum Educational RequirementMinimum Required PercentageIELTS/PTE/TOEFL ScoreBacklogs InformationOther Standardized Tests
Bachelors12 Years of Education (10+2)65% Overall, 6.5 with no band less than 6Up to 10 backlogs (some private hospital universities may accept more)For an MBA, GMAT may be required by some colleges with 1-2 years of professional work experience
Masters (MS/MBA)3/4 Years of Graduate Degree65%Overall, 6.5 with no band less than 6Up to 10 backlogs (some private hospital universities may accept more)For an MBA, GMAT may be required by some colleges with 1-2 years of professional work experience
Scholarships in Switzerland
Name of ScholarshipAmount (Per Year)
ETH Zurich Excellence Master's ScholarshipsUp to 12,000 CHF
University of Lausanne Master's Grants for Foreign StudentsUp to 19,200 CHF
Friedrich Naumann Foundation Scholarship for International StudentsUp to 10,332 CHF
EPFL Excellence Fellowships for Master's StudentsUp to 16,000 CHF
Graduate Institute Geneva ScholarshipsUp to 20,000 CHF
European Mobility for Higher Education: Swiss-European Mobility Programme (SEMP) / ERASMUSUp to 5,280 CHF
Franklin Honors Program AwardCHF 2,863 to CHF 9,545
The Ambassador Wilfried Geens United World Colleges (UWC) AwardUp to 2,862 CHF
Excellence Scholarships of the University of St. GallenUp to 18,756
Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships for Foreign StudentsUp to 111,000 CHF
Excellence FellowshipsUp to 10,000 CHF
Clarendon Fund Scholarships at the University of Oxford£17,668
University of Geneva Excellence Masters FellowshipsCHF 10,000- CHF 15,000
Working while study
Higher Study Options Part-time work duration allowedPost-study work permitCan departments work full-time?Is schooling free for department childrenPR option available for post-study and work
BachelorsNo6 monthsNoNoNo
Masters (MS/MBA)No6 monthsNoNoNo
CIS: Your Companion for Studying in Switzerland
  • Free Counseling: Expert advice on selecting universities and courses.
  • Campus Ready Program: Ensure a seamless transition to student life in Switzerland.
  • Course Recommendations & Visa Assistance: Tailored study paths and expert visa guidance.
  • Additional Services: SOPs, recommendation letters, and more.

Embark on your academic adventure in Switzerland with CIS, where a blend of top-tier education, cultural richness, and professional growth awaits you.