Switzerland is a mountainous Central European country, home to numerous lakes, villages and the high peaks of the Alps. Its cities contain medieval quarters, with landmarks like capital Bern’s Zytglogge clock tower and Lucerne’s wooden chapel bridge. The country is also known for its ski resorts and hiking trails. Banking and finance are key industries, and Swiss watches and chocolate are world renowned.

Area41,285 km²
CurrencySwiss franc
Population8.637 million (2020) World Bank
Official languagesGerman, French, Romansh, Italian

Study in Switzerland

Located in the heart of continental Europe, Switzerland is a small country with a longstanding history in higher education excellence, dating all the way back to 1460 when the oldest university in the country, the University of Basel, was founded.

The number of international students choosing to study in Switzerland continues to grow year by year. This is no surprise as Switzerland is a developed country ranking first in attracting skilled international workers in cities like Basel, Zürich or Geneva. The most sought after programs in Switzerland include degrees in tourism and hotel management, finance, international business and law and computer science.

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