Switzerland Student Visa
Languages : German, French, Italian, Romansh, English.
Official Currency : Swiss Franc
Major Cities : Zurich, Geneva, Basel, Lausanne, Bern, Lucerne, Winterthur, St. Gallen.
Switzerland at Glance
Switzerland’s travel propensity is among the highest worldwide, with 85.5% of Swiss people going on at least one holiday per year. In 2010, Swiss people made 16.6-million trips with overnight stays, 10-million of these being international trips. Switzerland has become an important European outbound market and is now ranking 6th after the traditional big markets of the UK, Germany, Netherlands, France and Italy.
Holidays and relaxation were the most important motives for trips with overnight stays (66%). Other motives are visiting relatives and friends (19%) and business (6%). About one-third of the travelers favor booking a package holiday. Fifty-three percent of travel booked is done via the Internet, making it the most important booking place. Only 22% book with travel agencies. In 2011, 40 728 Swiss traveled to South Africa, an increase of 2.5% over 2010, making it the 12th biggest overseas arrival for South Africa.
Sustainability is very popular with Swiss consumers. The awareness of ethical and sustainable consumption is widespread in Switzerland. The share of sustainable products sold per capita is the highest in the world. The major Swiss retailers Coop and Migros in particular offer a large variety of Fair Trade products and products with a sustainability label in their product lines. In 2011 the total combined sales of these products exceeded €3-billion. Switzerland also ranks number one in per capita consumption of Fair-trad – labelled products, and total sales reached €300-million in 2012 (an increase of 14% over 2011).
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Switzerland, in central Europe, is the land of the Alps. Its tallest peak is the Dufourspitze at 15,203 ft (4,634 m) on the Swiss side of the Italian border, one of 10 summits of the Monte Rosa massif. The tallest peak in all of the Alps, Mont Blanc (15,771 ft; 4,807 m), is actually in France. Most of Switzerland is composed of a mountainous plateau bordered by the great bulk of the Alps on the south and by the Jura Mountains on the northwest. The country’s largest lakes—Geneva, Constance (Bodensee), and Maggiore—straddle the French, German-Austrian, and Italian borders, respectively. The Rhine, navigable from Basel to the North Sea, is the principal inland waterway.
The geography of Switzerland is notable for its great diversity. Switzerland’s three main geographical regions are the Jura, Plateau and the Alps.The geography of Switzerland means that the climate varies greatly from one region to another. Depending on the area and the time of year, Switzerland experiences conditions reminiscent both of Siberia and of the Mediterranean.Even the major towns of their own distinctive character.Building land is in short supply, but planning regulations aim to preserve the appearance of towns and villages.
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The climate is moderate with no excessive heat, cold or humidity. From July to August the daytime temperature range is 18 to 28 °C (65° – 82° F) and from January to February the range is -2 to 7 °C (28° – 45° F). In spring and autumn, the daytime temperature range is 8 to 15 °C (46° – 59° F). Depending on the altitude the temperature range may vary. It is highly recommended to visitors to pack a sweater, good walking shoes, sunscreen, sunglasses, a compact umbrella and/or a light rain coat.
The seasons are clearly distinguishable. In autumn (September to November), the fruit ripens and the leaves of deciduous trees change colour.The winters were formerly generally cold and snowy, but now freezing temperatures and snow are no longer the rule, especially in the lowlands. Nowadays, many ski resorts could hardly survive without artificial snow.In spring (March to May) the trees blossom and the meadows turn green. Sometimes in April the winter returns for a short period and sometimes there are summer conditions as early as May.Summer temperatures rise to 25 to 30°C, with temperatures exceeding the 30°C mark during hot summers.
Reference : Climate of Switzerland
Switzerland lies at the crossroads of several major European cultures. Three of the continent’s major languages, German, French and Italian, are national languages of Switzerland, along with Romansh, spoken by a small minority. Therefore Swiss culture is characterized by diversity, which is reflected in a wide range of traditional customs. The 26 cantons also account for the large cultural diversity. Not with standing the regional disparities, the Alps have played an essential role in shaping the history and culture of Switzerland. The region of the Gotthard Pass became the nucleus of the Swiss Confederacy in the early 14th century. Nowadays, all mountain areas of Switzerland have a strong skiing and mountaineering culture and are associated with folk arts such as alphorn and yodeling.
Switzerland boosts a thriving arts scene and has a rich heritage of historical architecture. It’s central position in Europe, its neutrality and shared languages with neighboring countries, made Switzerland attractive for artists and intellectuals who took refuge from political upheaval in their own country from the 19th century onward.
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Swiss cuisine combines influences from the German, French and North Italian cuisine. However, it varies greatly from region to region with the language divisions constituting a rough boundary outline. Mind you, many dishes have crossed the local borders and become firm favourites throughout Switzerland.
There are many different dishes in Switzerland that are regional. Italian food is very common in modern Switzerland including pasta and pizza. Swiss cheese includes Emmental cheese, Vacherin and Appenzeller.The typical Swiss breakfast might include margarine, bread and butter, honey, cheese, cereal, milk, hot or cold chocolate, coffee and tea. For lunch, there is a meal of pasta, potatoes, meat, fish, seafood and vegetables. Vegetarian dishes have also become more common and dinner depends on what was eaten for lunch. It can range from a full meal to a light snack.
Swiss people do not only love good food, they also appreciate a beautiful decorated table.”Birchermüesli” was invented around 1900 by Dr. Bircher, a pioneer of the biological health medicine and an early promoter of unprocessed food that retains its full nutritional value (“Vollwertkost” meaning “whole foods diet”).
For further information, please visit : Cuisine of Switzerland
Switzerland is considered a great place to receive higher education in Europe. In the Study Portals International Student Satisfaction Awards 2014more than 7,000 students reviewed their international study experience with the help of the world’s largest database of international student experiences, STeXX.eu. In total, 228 students shared 530 comments related to their experience of studying in Switzerland, giving the country an excellent rating of 8.9 out of 10. The Student Satisfaction Awards are a valuable source of information for future students who wish to enrol at universities in Switzerland or elsewhere in Europe.
Switzerland is well-known throughout Europe for the high reputation of its universities and teachers, and surveyed students agree with this view. Reviewers are happy with the top-quality universities and facilities that generally exceed their needs. They are also pleased with the compact class sizes, practical courses and diverse research opportunities. Overall, students are more satisfied with the academics in Switzerland than on average in Europe. Because universities in Switzerland are highly regarded around the world, students are confident the opportunity to study in Switzerland will play an important role in their future careers.
- Switzerland has a high quality system of education that is relatively accessible to foreign students.
- The student population of some universities, for example, consists of over 40% foreign students, and this trend is on the upswing.
- You will meet and associate with people from all over the world, giving you a very global outlook and politically neutral understanding of life.
- A Swiss Education Today is An International Career Tomorrow.
- Bringing global opportunities to you.
- Transform your ambitions into an exciting career.
- Safe and modern with high living standards.
- Easy access to road, rail networks and airports.
- Multicultural society with four official languages.
- There are many scholarship opportunities for international students.
- The excellent Swiss MBA is worldly renowed.
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Switzerland has twelve public universities offering a wide range of first-rate educational opportunities to national and international students. ETH Zurich and EPFL, the two federal institutes of technology, are world leaders in science and engineering education, and research. The ten cantonal (state) universities not only provide comprehensive courses in diverse fields of study, but also conduct cutting-edge research. Scientists in Switzerland produce research of the highest quality worldwide, i.e. with the largest number of citations per publication. So, research-based master’s and Ph.D. degrees from a Swiss university offer a good starting point for an academic career.
The Swiss education system comprises the following educational levels:
- primary level (including Kindergarten or first learning cycle)
- lower-secondary education
- upper-secondary education: vocational education and training (VET) and general education schools (Baccalaureate schools and upper-secondary specialised schools)
- tertiary level education: tertiary level B professional education and training (PET) outside tertiary level A institutions (Federal PET Diploma Examinations, Advanced Federal PET Diploma Examinations and PET colleges) and tertiary level A institutions (universities, universities of applied sciences and universities of teacher education)
- continuing education and training (CET)
The main responsibility for the education system resides with the 26 cantons: the cantons are responsible for the education system wherever the Federal Constitution does not stipulate that the Confederation is responsible. The responsibilities of the Confederation apply to post-compulsory education: with regard to Baccalaureate schools, vocational and professional education and training, and tertiary level A institutions, the Confederation and the cantons are partners, sharing responsibility for the public education system. The municipalities perform various tasks, particularly regarding compulsory education.
- Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich
- École Poly-technique Fédérale de Lausanne
- Université de Genève
- Universität Zürich
- Universität Bern
- Universität Basel
- Université de Lausanne
- Universität St.Gallen
- Université de Fribourg
- Université de Neuchâtel
- Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz
- Università della Svizzera Italiana
- Universität Luzern
- Berner Fachhochschule
- Hochschule Luzern
- Zürcher Hochschule der Künste
- Pädagogische Hochschule Zürich
- Institute de hautes études internationals et du development
- Hochschule für Technik Rapperswil
- Haute École Spécialisée de Suisse Occidentale
- Institute de Hautes Etudes en Administration Publique
- Interstate University of Applied Sciences and Technology
- Institut Universitaire Kurt Bösch
- Kalaidos Fachhochschule
- Fachhochschule Ostschweiz
- Webster University – Geneva
- Zürcher Fachhochschule
- Les Roches-Gruyère University of Applied Sciences
- Successful completion of Senior Secondary Certificate (10+2) with an Aggregate of at least 65% in best 4 subjects (excluding any local languages).
- IELTS or TOEFL
For more details on IELTS, please visit : IELTS.
- A good Bachelor degree from a relevant background.
- I st class throughout. 2 – 3 years work experience will be preferable.
- IELTS or TOEFL
- Passport photocopy
- Statement of purpose
- Degree/ provisional certificate
- Copies of IELTS / TOEFL
- Two letter of Recommendation
- Letter from college
- Mark sheets (Xth to recent qualification)
- Work experience certificate
- All the applicants must submit certified true copies of relevant documents along with the application form.
- If your application is successful university will send the provisional acceptance within a week.
- The deposit of 3000 CHF must be paid within 4 weeks.
- The confirmation will be sent as soon as university have received the deposit payment. This document is needed to apply for Visa.
- or many countries outside Europe, it is necessary for the student to make an application for an entry visa to Switzerland. This procedure may take up to 8 weeks.
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Please visit Visa Process of Switzerland or Switzerland High Commission – New Delhi for detailed information on Visa procedure.
The following budget is indicative and may vary between students Monthly
- Food and upkeep from CHF 900.- to 1,400.
- Housing from CHF 600.- to 2’000.
- Insurance from CHF 100.- to CHF 300.
- Others CHF 300.
For other detailed expense, please check : Living Cost In Switzerland
During your studies
If you are coming to Switzerland to study you may take up part-time work for up to 15 hours a week in term time and full-time during holidays, but only after you have lived in Switzerland for six months.
If you already hold a Master’s degree from a foreign university and you’re in Switzerland working for your Swiss university or institute, you don’t have to wait six months but can start work straightaway. Your employer will need to get a work permit for you. You will need to maintain your full-time student status and show that you are continuing to make progress in your studies.
Reference : work while you study
After your studies
After graduation you can remain in Switzerland for six months to look for work, on the same basis as Swiss graduates.
Reference : After study
How will Yourway Migrations Pvt. Ltd Help Me?
Yourway Migrations has been sending students to Switzerland and other countries since 7 years. YMPL has trained counselors who have got experience and expertise to assist students. All our offices provides students with
- Counseling and information on various courses and institutions
- Application forms – Brochures – Guides etc.
- Admission Assistance
- Visa Counseling
- Travel and Accommodation arrangement assistance
- Procuring Residential Facilities with Indians for students going abroad
- Giving Orientation kit.
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