1. Grants and scholarships
Tuition fees at Swiss Universities are relatively low due to generous government funding. In many cases, foreign students pay the same tuition as local Swiss students. Tuitions range from 1000 to 8000 Swiss Francs per year. Depending on your country of nationality, there are a number of government scholarships available to both undergraduate and graduate students. You can contact the Swiss consulate in your country of nationality (www.eda.admin.ch/eda/en/home/reps.html) to find out what scholarship are available to you. You can find more information at www.sbf.admin.ch/eskas-e.html about application requirements, duration of scholarship, scholarship amount, application procedures, etc.You must have already been accepted into a program before applying for Swiss government scholarships. Additionally, you must be under 35 years of age and proficient in English, German, French, or Italian.
You should also check the website of the university which you wish to attend to find out if they have scholarships available to international students
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3. General application deadlines
The fall semester runs from September to December. The spring semester runs from February to June. Application deadlines vary, but students are usually required to submit applications during the spring semester for the following year.
4. Student visa process and deadlines
- You must apply for a visa at the Swiss Embassy or the Swiss consulate in your native country. You will be required to submit proof of your acceptance at a university, among other documents. Please note that a visa application may take several months to process.
- There is limited access to the Swiss labor market for citizens from non-EU/EFTA. However, some highly qualified professionals may be admitted and issued a work permit.