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Switzerland

Updated: Dec 21, 2022

In addition to numerous public higher education institutions, Switzerland has many excellent private universities.



Terms of payment There are three different types of universities in Switzerland:

  • universities;

  • universities of applied sciences and arts;

  • universities of pedagogical education.

A list of Swiss universities is available on the official Swiss portal for foreign candidates and students https://www.studyinswitzerland.plus/list-swiss-universities/. Tuition fees at higher education institutions in Switzerland depend on your citizenship status, university, level of study and discipline. For more detailed information on tuition fees, please contact your chosen university directly. For public universities, prices for a bachelor's program can start from 5,000 to 24,000 Swiss francs per semester. The official portal for foreign candidates and students https://www.studyinswitzerland.plus/.


Scholarships for universities:


1. Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne

EPFL actively supports students and provides them with social scholarships. International students can apply for scholarships from the 2nd year of study.


EPFL is also a member of the international organization ScholarAtRisk (SAR), which aims to protect and assist researchers.

There is also an opportunity to participate in summer school.

Students who have S protection status and are interested in applying for a bachelor's degree will be able to take a preparatory course. Candidates will be evaluated individually. To do this, please contact the support service: services.etudiants@epfl.ch

Admission conditions for Ukrainians If you intend to register for admission to a Swiss university, first check the official database at https://www.studyprogrammes.ch/en/start. Choose the type of university, language of study, level and field of study. The next step is to check the entry requirements. There is no centralized entry procedure in Switzerland. Each university is autonomous and sets its own admission criteria. Therefore, to obtain specific information, you should contact the admissions office of your chosen university directly. General information about admission to universities. The main entry requirement for the bachelor's program is a high school leaving certificate, which is considered equivalent to the Swiss Matura. Go to https://www.swissuniversities.ch/en/service/recognition/swiss-enic to check if your educational document has been accepted. The main requirement for admission to the master's program is a bachelor's degree from an accredited university in a certain field of study. Universities in Switzerland are listed here: https://www.studyinswitzerland.plus/list-swiss-universities/. What certificate is required All undergraduate programs are open to students who hold a valid upper secondary school diploma, a Swiss Matura or a foreign degree deemed equivalent. You can check whether your educational document is accepted for admission at https://www.swissuniversities.ch/en/service/recognition/swiss-enic. Types of visas, visa issues To study in Switzerland, international students must obtain a student visa and a residence permit. Current information for citizens of Ukraine is available on the page of the State Secretariat for Migration SEM https://www.sem.admin.ch/sem/en/home/asyl/ukraine/ukraine-ukr.html. Duration of study The Swiss degree system fully complies with the European standard. Bachelor: three years of full-time study (180 ECTS credits). Master's degree: 1.5–2 years of full-time study (90 or 120 credits) Switzerland, like all other European countries, uses the "European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System" (ECTS). It is designed to award credit points in accordance with learning outcomes. Simply put: to get your degree, you must earn all the required credit points! The ECTS credit system allows students to easily recognize their achievements in other countries; it also ensures a certain degree of comparability between European-level diplomas. One ECTS credit point is on average 25 to 30 hours (study). 60 credits are assigned for one year of full-time study. Language of education Switzerland has universities in all four language regions. However, most of them are in German-speaking and French-speaking parts. Teaching is conducted in English, German, French or Italian or mixed with national/English languages. Conditions for scholarships, links




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