Switzerland, officially the Swiss Confederation, is a federal republic in Europe. It consists of 26 cantons, and the city of Bern is the seat of the federal authorities. The country is situated in western-Central Europe, and is bordered by Italy to the south, France to the west, Germany to the north, and Austria and Liechtenstein to the east. Switzerland is a landlocked country geographically divided between the Alps, the Swiss Plateau and the Jura, spanning an area of 41,285 km2 (15,940 sq mi). While the Alps occupy the greater part of the territory, the Swiss population of approximately eight million people is concentrated mostly on the plateau, where the largest cities are to be found: among them are the two global cities and economic centres Zürich and Geneva.
- Tuition Fees: Tuition fees in Switzerland are quite affordable for international students. The fees for a Bachelor’s degree range between CHF 500 and CHF 2,000 per semester.
- Top Universities: You have probably heard already that Switzerland is a home to some of the top universities in the world. According to Times Higher Education’s World University Rankings 2016–2017, three universities in Switzerland are placed among the world’s top 100.
- Switzerland is an ideal destination: Who doesn’t want to study in a country where the quality of life is one of the best in the world? The country is considered as one of the best places to live due to high-quality healthcare, beautiful surroundings, low unemployment rate and education options.
- Broad Range of Study Programs:If you are willing to study in Switzerland you will have plenty of options to choose from, because Swiss universities offer a broad range of undergraduate and graduate degree programs.
- Languages: Definitely, the biggest perk of studying in Switzerland is that you are exposed to many different accents. Although English is not one of the main languages in the country, the majority of universities offer master’s degree programs in English.