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Masters in Switzerland

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Interested in a Masters programme in Switzerland?

Switzerland has a great reputation for knowledge and research. Swiss universities share a drive for high-quality teaching and research and an ambition for excellence. Especially if you are interested in banking and business, Switzerland can be the perfect place for your postgraduate study abroad. The University of St. Gallen is probably the most renowned management school in Europe and home to the future leadership elite.

As Switzerland has plenty of regions with different mother tongues, courses at Swiss higher education institutions are also taught in a variety of languages, including German, French, Italian and English. Speaking and studying in one or even more of these languages can be a huge advantage for your future career and can help you climb the job ladder.

You don’t need to worry about the international currency of a Master’s degree from a Swiss institution. Due to the Bologna Process, most European degrees are accepted worldwide. There may be a few exceptions, however, so please check with your chosen university.

The costs of studying in Switzerland

Tuition fees at Swiss higher education institutions are not standardized. Each university has its own system, which is why annual fees can vary between €800 and €6,500. Some universities impose extra fees for non-EU students.

Switzerland: The land of neutrality?

The Swiss landscape is anything but neutral. Switzerland has a lot to offer when it comes to recreational activities: skiing in the Alps, hiking through the countryside or visiting some of the Swiss sights. You can also spend your time trying out original Swiss chocolate or shopping for a real cuckoo clock.

The Swiss way of life varies depending on the area you live in. Switzerland combines traditions and cultures from Germany, Italy and France. In the south, you find a Mediterranean lifestyle, whereas Swiss life in the north has a German touch. Switzerland is a small country with a wide range of cultures.

Here is an overview of universities in Switzerland:

comprehensive profile   Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft HTW Chur
comprehensive profile   Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz - Hochschule für Life Sciences
comprehensive profile   Università della Svizzera italiana (USI)
  Pädagogische Hochschule des Kantons St.Gallen - PHSG
  IHTTI School of Hotel Management (Swiss Education Group)
  EPFL - École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne
  Berner Fachhochschule
  École hôtelière de Lausanne
  HSR Hochschule für Technik Rapperswil
  Sustainability Management School
  Haute école pédagogique du Valais - HEPVS
  SHMS Swiss Hotel Management School (Swiss Education Group)
  Interkantonale Hochschule für Heilpädagogik - HfH
  Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz - Hochschule für Technik
  Universität Bern
  Université de Genève
  Universität Freiburg (Schweiz)
  Universität Luzern
  B.H.M.S. Business & Hotel Management School
  Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz - Pädagogische Hochschule
  Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz - Hochschule für Soziale Arbeit
  Pädagogische Hochschule Bern
  Culinary Arts Academy Switzerland (Swiss Education Group)
  Pädagogische Hochschule Graubünden - PHGR
  Universite de Neuchatel
  César Ritz Colleges Switzerland (Swiss Education Group)
  Zürcher Fachhochschule - Zürcher Hochschule der Künste
  Haute école spécialisée de Suisse occidentale, HES-SO
  Geneva Business School
  Zürcher Fachhochschule - Hochschule für Wirtschaft Zürich
  Glion Institute of Higher Education CH
  ZEBS - Zurich Elite Business School
  Pädagogische Hochschule Thurgau
  Pädagogische Hochschule Schaffhausen - PHSH
  FHS St. Gallen Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften
  Kalaidos Fachhochschule
  EU Business School
  ZHAW School of Management and Law
  Les Roches International School of Hotel Management
  Ecole cantonale dart du Valais, ECAV
  Universität Basel
  Universität St.Gallen
  Zürcher Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften
  ETH - Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich
  Universität Zürich
  Haute Ecole Pedagogique, BEJUNE
  HTMi Hotel and Tourism Management Institute Switzerland
  Pädagogische Hochschule Zentralschweiz - PHZ
  ZHAW, Standort Life Sciences und Facility Management, IFM - Institut für Facility Management
  Université de Lausanne
  ...

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