Study Abroad in Switzerland

Study in Switzerland can be a wonderful experience as there are some of the best educational institutions in the nation. Switzerland has twelve public universities plus a number of specialized universities offering a wide range high quality courses and programs to students worldwide. Swiss academic degrees are the Licentiate, the Diploma and the doctorate (PhD).

List of general higher education institutions in Switzerland:
  • University of Basel
  • University of Berne
  • University of Fribourg
  • University of Geneva
  • University of Neuchâtel
  • University of Lausanne
  • University of Lucerne
  • Università della Svizzera Italiana (Lugano)
  • University of St. Gallen (HSG)
  • University of Zurich
  • ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich)
  • EPFL
Swiss Universities are ranked amongst the very best in the world! According to the THE–QS World University Rankings 2009, a total of seven institutions from Switzerland are ranked in the global top 200:
Rank, Institution, (World Rank)
1 Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, ETHZ (20th)
2 Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne, EPFL (42nd)
3 Geneva University (72nd)
4 Zurich University (92nd)
5 University of Basel (108th)
6 University of Lausanne (168th)
7 University of Bern (193rd)

According to The Leiden Ranking 2008, EPFL is the highest rated institution in the country and ranked 3rd in Europe. ETH Zurich is ranked 2nd in the nation (7th in Europe), followed by Lausanne Univ (10th in Europe).

Scholarships are available for students who wish to study abroad in Switzerland. The Swiss government awards a range of scholarships to foreign students through the Federal Commission for Scholarships for Foreign Students (FCS): university scholarships; arts scholarships and scholarships for universities of applied sciences.

* Next: Best Universities in Switzerland