Higher Education in Switzerland

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Types degrees:  Bachelor, Master (M Th, M Law, M Med, M Dent Med, M Vet Med, MA, M Sc, M Eng), Master of Advanced Studies (MAS), PhD

Learning Languages: оtraining is conducted in the language of the canton in which the university is located

French: Universities of Neuchâtel, Geneva and Lausanne

Deutsch: Universities of Basel, Bern, Lucerne, St. Gallen, Zurich

German and French: University of Friborg

Italian: University of Lugano

English: Most Swiss universities have master's programs in English. A complete list of these programs is available. here

Duration of registration for the program: each university has its own registration deadlines

Cost of programs: Undergraduate: State University - 500720 / year, private university - 25 000-75 / year; Master's degree: from € 000 / year

Cost of living: € 230 - 400 / month (dormitory) € 4 / semester (double room)


Levels of Higher Education in Switzerland

 Bachelor's program 

 Postgraduate / Postgraduate Studies 

 MBA in Switzerland

Undergraduate (Bachelor) - This is the first stage of higher professional education and is basic; Duration of study - 3 years. Master (Master) - This is the second stage of higher education, the duration of study is 1-2 years.

Master's program with advanced scientific component (Master of Advanced Studies / MAS) is a professional development program, which is received after training in a master's program, the duration of training is 1-2 years.

Graduate School (PhD) - Candidate of Sciences, duration of study - 3-5 years. 

Master of Business Administration (MBA) - professional qualification degree in management.
Admission requirements

• school certificate + entrance exams, or 1-2 years of study at a Russian university (depending on the canton in which the university is located)

Proof of proficiency

• for teaching in English: proof of English proficiency TOEFL iBT 100, IELTS 7.0+ 
• for teaching in German: Test Daf 4 points in each part, DSH from B2
• for training in French: DELF B1-B2, DALF C2
• for teaching in Italian: from level B2 on the CEF scale

Profile of a successful candidate for admission to a master's program in Switzerland:


• diploma of a specialist in a related specialty
• average score of the diploma 4.1.- 5.0
• active academic / scientific activity
• recommendations of teachers and / or employers

Language training

• for teaching in English: proof of English proficiency TOEFL iBT 100, IELTS 7.0+ 
• for teaching in German: Test Daf 4 points in each part, DSH from B2
• for training in French: DELF B1-B2, DALF C2
• for teaching in Italian: from level B2 on the CEF scale

Leadership qualities

• confirmation of an active social, student, sports life
• international experience is welcome

Types of programs

Exacutive MBA (EMBA) for top managers or owners of their own businesses

Full-time MBA - full time full time

Part-time MBA - flexible training, allowing you to get a job

Online MBA - distance education through the Internet

Cost: from CHF 17 / year to CHF 400 / year
Duration of study: from 50 weeks to 2 years

Admission conditions:

• bachelor's / specialist's degree in a related specialty
• work experience in a related specialty from 2 years
• recommendations
• for teaching in English (TOEFL iBT 79+, IELTS - 6.5+)
• some programs require GMAT 550 + / GRE 1180
• summary
• motivation letter


University ranking of Switzerland

Country rating


World ranking


Swiss Federal Institute of Technology  



Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne  



Université de Geneve   



University of Basel      



University of Zurich



University of Bern    



University of Lausanne    



Université de Friborg



Universität Saint Gallen         



Université de Neuchâtel          



Bern University of Applied Sciences



Zurcher Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften 



University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland



Università della Svizzera Italiana



Hochschule für Technik Rapperswil     



Hautes Écoles Specialisees Geneve      



Graduate Institute of International Studies Geneva         



Lucerne University of Applied Sciences



Scuola Universitaria Professionale della Svizzera Italiana (SUPSI)



Universität Luzern         




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