STUDY IN SWITZERLAND :
Switzerland officially the Swiss Confederation is a federal parliamentary republic consisting of 26 cantons. The country is situated in Western and Central Europe, where it is bordered by Germany to the north, France to the west, Italy to the south, and Austria and Liechtenstein to the east. Total population of Switzerland is 8,058,100 as on March 13, 2013
Switzerland is one of the richest countries in the world by per capita gross domestic product, and has the highest wealth per adult (financial and non-financial assets) of any country in the world. It has the world’s nineteenth largest economy by nominal GDP. Very low unemployment rate of 4.3% only. It is the twentieth largest exporter and eighteenth largest importer of goods. Switzerland’s economy is based on a highly skilled labor force. The main areas include micro technology, hi-tech, biotechnology and pharmaceuticals, as well as banking and insurance know-how, hospitality. CURRENCY OF SWITZERLAND – SWISS FRANK (CHF).
WHY STUDY IN SWITZERLAND :
The high standard of the two Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology, of the 10 cantonal universities and of research institutes in Switzerland attracts many scientists and students from overseas. Since Switzerland has no natural resources, education and knowledge have become very important resources. Therefore Switzerland claims to have one of the world’s best education systems
The famous swiss hospitality entitles the country as ranked First in the Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report 2011, moreover it homes a large number of European companies’ headquarters, due to the favourable business and living environments.
EDUCATION SYSTEM :
- a bachelor study (three years)
- a masters study (one and a half or two years)
At Postgraduate levels: MBA, Retailing, Advertising, Supply chain management, International Business, Petroleum Engineering, International relations, Quality Management, Engineering Management, Strategic Marketing, Human resources management, Marketing communications., Marketing.
ENTRY CRITERIA :
- 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
At postgraduate level :
- A good Bachelor degree from a relevant background
- Ist class throughout. 2 – 3 years work experience will be preferable.
- IELTS or TOEFL
APPLICATION PROCEDURE :
After a successful completion of the masters study, one can start working on a thesis in order to get a doctor title. This takes usually three to four years.
At Undergraduate level :
Tourism, Business administration, Tourism Marketing Management, Banking, Communication design, Human resources, Accounting, Sports management, Media Science, Systems Engineering, Civil Engineering, Multimedia Production.
At Postgraduate level :
Hospitality Management, Tourism, Business Administration, Entrepreneurship management, information science, Engineering.
Foreign students are allowed to work for 15 hours a week, but this is fairly flexible depending on the canton (in Geneva, for example, you can work up to 30 hours per week), but only after six months of the study. Wages vary between SFR 20 and SFR 35 according to the job and your skills.