A Guide to Studying Abroad in Switzerland

Studying in Switzerland is the opportunity of a lifetime for you to spend one, two or longer periods in an outstanding alpine environment and pursue your passions with a tailored programme and new friends from all over the world. An extensive range of courses are available. There are lots of colleges which fill a unique niche in Swiss post-secondary education by providing a structured environment in which young people can combine stimulating academic enquiry with a wide range of challenging pursuits.

Develop creativity, critical thinking, problem solving, teamwork, flexibility, adaptability, initiative, productivity, responsibility and leadership by joining our programme of intellectual and physical challenges in Switzerland. Select stimulating and original courses from our academic programme to help you reach your university and career goals. Choose a challenge project: working in a group, pick an issue of global significance, apply yourself to developing solutions and implement your solution in the real world.

Switzerland has a remarkably diversified and highly experienced teaching staff, keen to bring their particular special skills and passions into contact with open-minded and motivated learners. Their diverse knowledge, language skills and pedagogic approaches ensure that students are constantly stimulated as thinkers and discoverers.


Summer Study Abroad Programs in Switzerland

Get a head start in life! Join a summer study abroad program which can combine outstanding alpine environment and fun. You will get to meet new friends from all over the world and an opportunity of a lifetime to enhance your university or job prospects and skills for life. Colleges offer summer courses which are an opportunity to develop independence whilst still providing a supportive framework and a "safe base". For some young people it may represent a first stay away from home, or a first experience of personal autonomy. In this respect it provides a perfect transition to the full independence of university or working life.


Best Places to Study in Switzerland

  • Zurich
  • Geneva
  • Basel
  • Bern
  • Lausanne
  • Winterthur
  • St. Gallen
  • Lucerne
  • Biel/Bienne
  • Thun


Top Rated Universities in Switzerland for International Students

  • ETH Zurich - Swiss Federal Institute of TechnologyETH Zurich - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
  • EPFL (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne)
  • University of Zurich
  • University of GenevaUniversity of Geneva
  • University of Basel
  • University of Lausanne
  • University of Bern
  • University of St.Gallen (HSG)University of St.Gallen (HSG)


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Switzerland Study Abroad Reviews

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I went to study hospitality at in Switzerland at the Les Roches International School of Hotel Management located in Crans Montana which is lovely. The scenery in Switzerland is spectacular and it was such a relaxing place to study. Switzerland is also idea for people who loves sports as the skiing is amazing. - Sara, United States


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