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 86.4 lakhs (2020)

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. GDP Ranking 18th (nominal, 2021) 35th (PPP, 2021). Very low unemployment rate of 4.82 % only. It is the 15th largest exporter and 16th 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).


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.

    • 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.


At Undergraduate Study :

  • Successful completion of Senior Secondary Certificate (10+2) with an Aggregate of at least 65% in best 4 subjects (excluding any local languages).



At postgraduate level :

  • A good Bachelor degree from a relevant background


  • Ist class throughout. 2 – 3 years work experience will be preferable.



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.

Popular Courses

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.

Education System:

The majority of students in Switzerland complete 11 years of compulsory education at a state school in the municipality in which they live. Roughly 5% attend a private school. Switzerland also has some of the best, and most expensive, private schools in the world, ranging from kindergarten up to university age.

Working in Switzerland during your studies :

International students can take up part-time work for up to 15 hours a week during the semester and they can work full-time during holidays. But there’s a catch for non-EU/EFTA students: they can only begin working 6 months after the start of their studies.

Jobs for students in Switzerland :
You can earn anywhere between 20 – 26 CHF an hour, which would mean you can easily cover your living expenses if you land a steady part-time job in Switzerland. Typical job options available include those as a teaching assistant in universities or lab assistants etc.

PR :

Can international students get PR in Switzerland?
After completing study, student just have to get a residency permit from cantonal migration offices. That permit will allow the student to stay for more six months in Switzerland. Purpose of this extension is to allow students to look for a full time or permanent job.

Issuing Schengen visa (type C) for Switzerland starting June 26, 2021 :

On June 23, 2021, the Federal Council decided to lift the entry restrictions for Switzerland for persons from third countries.
Who can apply for a short visa application (type C)?

Only people from India (high risk country) who are fully vaccinated can enter Switzerland.
The vaccine must have been administered in full (after 2nd dose) within the past 270 days
Proof of vaccination may take the form of COVID-19 certificate.
You are considered recovered if you can prove your COVID-19 disease with evidence from a positive PCR test or a positive rapid antigen test. The validity starts from the 11th day after the positive test result and lasts 180 days from the test result.
To enter Switzerland an RT-PCR test is not required. Please check with your airline if a PCR test report is required for boarding the airplane.