For Enrolled Students
We will lead you though the entire process of studying at a Swiss university.
We will support you all the way to graduation and even into successful employment.
Our assistance is split into three stages and it is for you to decide at which stage you are confident enough to proceed independently.
- Request initial free consultation
- We will guide you in choosing a university and a study program for your career aspirations
- We will assist you in preparing documents for application
- Submit papers to your selected university
- Upon acceptance to university, apply for a Swiss visa
- We will advise you in finding right accommodation for you in Switzerland
- Prepare for departure to Switzerland
- Upon your arrival in Switzerland, we will meet you and accompany you to your place of living
- We will provide you with information about Swiss regulations, transport, banking and mobile services, as well as important information about your studies
- We will guide you in applying for a Swiss student permit and health insurance.
- We will answer your administrative questions during your studies
- After 6 months, we will advise you in finding a part-time job
- Enjoy your life and studies in Switzerland
- We will provide you with useful careers advice and explore your employment options
- We will advise you in writing a CV and cover letter to gain the attention of prospective employers
- We will guide you in finding and applying for jobs that meet your criteria
- We will provide you with interview coaching to help you secure your dream job
- We can provide additional career guidance and development
List of Swiss
Universities of Applied Studies
- Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz (FHNW)
- Berner Fachhochschule (BFH)
- La Haute Ecole Arc
- La Haute Ecole Fribourgeoise
- Haute école de Genève
- Haute école Valaisanne
- Les hautes écoles du canton de Vaud
- Ecole d’ingénieurs de Changins
- Ecole Hoteliere Lausanne
- Fachhochschule Ostschweiz (FHO)
- Fachhochschule Sankt Gallen
- Hochschule für Technik Rapperswil
- Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft HTW Chur
- Interstaatliche Hochschule für Technik Buchs
- Hochschule Luzern
- Scuola universitaria professionale della Svizzera italiana (SUPSI)
- Fernfachhochschule Schweiz
- Hochschule für Wirtschaft Zürich (HWZ, University of Applied Sciences in Business Administration)
- Pädagogische Hochschule Zürich (PHZH, Zurich University of Teacher Education)
- Zürcher Hochschule der Künste (ZHDK, Zurich University of the Arts)
- Zürcher Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften (ZHAW, Zurich University of Applied Sciences)
- Akademikergesellschaft für Erwachsenenfortbildung (AKAD)
There are plenty of diverse study programs offered by Swiss Universities. These areas of study can be grouped under the following categories:
- Arts, Design
- Computer Sciences
- Economics, Political science
- Engineering and Architecture, Agricultural and Forest Sciences
- Historical and Cultural Sciences
- Language Sciences, Literature, Communication Sciences
- Law, Criminology
- Mathematics and Natural Sciences
- Medicine, Pharmacy, Health
- Social Sciences, social work
- Sport and Physical Education
- Teacher Education, Special Pedagogy, Educational Science
- Theology, Science of Religion
Certain universities are known for having specializations. To find out more about the courses on offer at each one, please visit their respective websites in the first instance.
To be admitted on to a Master’s Degree program, you must have a three-year degree from a recognized international university. Training and further education qualifications (Executive Master, Certificates, Diplomas) are not recognized. Most Swiss universities do not require students to have local language skills (German, French or Italian) as Master’s Degree programs are taught in English.
Admission to Doctorate level study is determined by each respective university and is typically applicant-specific, based on achieved qualifications.
Swiss Doctorate programs assume that candidates already hold a Master’s Degree from a university. However, admission is possible with a Master’s Degree from another type of higher education institution, if the qualification is judged to be sufficient. Candidates should also fulfil any additional requirements set out by the relevant faculty, or graduate school.
Further training qualifications (Master of Advanced Studies, Executive Master), Applied Science, and Teacher Training degrees are not accepted for admission to Doctoral studies.
Submitting an Application
Organizing Relevant Documents
Only officially certified copies and translations of documents will be accepted for admission purposes, unless they have been approved by one of the following:
- The Swiss consulate or embassy in the country of origin of the applicant
- Public offices in the applicant’s country of origin that are entitled to endorse documents under The Hague Apostille Convention
Original documents in a language other than French, German, Italian or English must be translated into German or French and these translations must be certified.
Once your application is complete, you will be provided with a list of all the documents required to process your application.
Processing and Decisions
The Complementary Examination of Swiss Universities or Language Test
Presenting the Original Versions of Your Qualifications
Final Admission Decisions
Payment of Tuition Fees
Access to University Facilities and Beginning of Studies
Authorization of Your Stay
As soon as you arrive in Switzerland, you are obliged to declare your arrival and to submit an application for authorization to stay in Switzerland to the “Service de la Population et des Migrants” (SpoMi).
To apply for a residence permit, you need to provide financial evidence, confirming that you will be able to pay the minimum living expenses of CHF 1,500 a month. Typically, the evidence required includes a bank statement, or a written guarantee from the person supporting you, alongside a copy of their passport.
Applications for Doctoral studies may require additional steps. Doctoral students should source a Professor and contact them directly to ask for their consent to supervise their doctoral thesis.
For students attending a Swiss public university, living costs are typically between CHF 1500 and CHF 3000 per month. International students will benefit from discounted health insurance and lower priced accommodation and meals as provided by the host university.
After 6 months of study, students can start working part-time to cover some of their living expenses. However, there is an established working hours limit of 15 hours per week. The hourly remuneration for such part time work is usually not very high (about 30 CHF/hour), but can still be very helpful.