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Switzerland

Switzerland

Quick Facts & Figures

  • capital

    Berne
  • language

    German, French, Romansh, Italian
  • currency

    CHF (Swiss Franc)
  • government

    Direct Democracy
  • religion

    Roman Catholic, Protestant
  • weather

    Moderate
  • timezone

    UTC+1
  • internet domain

    .ch

Study in Switzerland

One of the best things about studying in Switzerland is its groundbreaking researches, high standard of education, and its beautiful environment. In fact, the Swiss brand is internationally recognized: Swiss watches, chocolate, and even the army knife.

With the Swiss quality being world-renowned, it comes as no surprise that their higher education are of top-quality. Filipinos looking to study in Switzerland can take their career and education further.

With partner schools in Zurich, Lausanne, and Crans-Montana, Filipino international students have a lot to choose in pursuing their international studies.

We have over 3 Switzerland schools and universities on our website that you can search and apply from!

Why study in Switzerland?

Switzerland is a great destination for Filipino international students thanks to its top-ranking universities and quality of living. There are a handful of reasons why Filipinos should study in Switzerland.

  • Outstanding Quality of Life
  • Home to the Most Reputable Universities
  • Multilingual and Multicultural

Schools in Switzerland

Switzerland's reputable education system is ranked 13th in the QS Higher Education System Strength Rankings 2018.

Life and culture in Switzerland

Switzerland is well-known for several things: quality, precision, private banking, and its food. Thousands of students from all over the world come to Switzerland every year. 

Study and work opportunities in Switzerland for Filipinos

Filipino students in Switzerland can take up part-time work for up to 15 hours a week during school season. On holidays, they can work full-time provided they have lived in Switzerland for at least six months and it doesn’t affect their studies. The employer will be the one to provide a work permit.

Scholarships in Switzerland

The cost of studying in Switzerland is steep, but Filipinos shouldn’t face it alone. International students can acquire scholarships offered by the Swiss government in partnership with the Philippine government. Most scholarships are granted to postgraduate candidates and researchers

Partner Schools

Studying in Switzerland

What are the required languages for studying in Switzerland?
Most higher education institutions teach their programs in Italian, German or French. However, there are some institutions that offer programs in English for international students.
How do I choose a school in Switzerland?
After deciding (1) What your career goals are and (2) What academic programs can help you achieve those goals, it's time to do some research on which school is best for you! There are schools in Switzerland that are looking for Filipino students just like you! Explore them here.
Are there scholarships available? How can I finance my studies?
Visit the Edukasyon profiles of the schools you are interested in to check if they are offering any scholarships.

There are also some international student loans available for different loan giving bodies. University representatives usually work in tandem with their financial aid department that focuses on helping students find options to finance their education. Explore our partner schools here, and click "I'm Interested" to get connected with your university representative.
What are the requirements for studying at a school in Switzerland?
Generally, schools will ask for your:
    • Documentation of general eligibility

The specific requirements will vary depending on your school, course, and level of study. Visit the Edukasyon profile of the school you like to find their specific requirements. For a list of schools in Switzerland looking for Filipino students, see here.
Why should I study in Switzerland?
Known for the high-competency reputation of education, Switzerland is known to have some of the best universities in the world. Swiss universities also has a wide variety of programs to choose from in both undergraduate or postgraduate level. While it is known that European countries have more expensive living expenses, you can score an opportunity to save by getting yourself one of their many scholarships for both undergraduate and postgraduate education! You may even get to score learning 4 of their official language or hone new skills.
Do I need a visa? How do I get it?

If you’re a Philippine passport-holder, you may need to obtain a student visa. The process is as follows:
  1. Secure an offer to your chosen university and pay for your first semester of university (this must be done before you can be approved for your permit).
  2. Complete any online application forms
  3. Gather all necessary document
  4. Submit documents and application forms to embassy

Please note that the letter of acceptance or letter of admission from the university you wish to enter for your intended course of study is a necessary requirement under the eligibility criteria for a Swiss student visa. For the full list of details, please refer to the embassy website or contact the embassy in Manila.

Living in Switzerland

What is the lifestyle like in Switzerland?
You’ve probably hear the stereotype of what it’s like in Switzerland - snow and skiing, mountains, or chocolates. Although in some cases those are true, the reality of living in Switzerland is far beyond the common stereotypes. Switzerland prides itself for cleanliness, safety and efficient infrastructures. People in Switzerland heavily follows guidelines for social interaction in their daily lives. These include punctuality, bringing a small gift when invited, to call before stopping by, and considering Sundays as a day of rest. Swiss culture is also pretty prominent, especially in their holiday traditions and different festivals.
How much is the cost of living in Switzerland?
It’s no secret that European countries are one of the most expensive countries to live in in the world. Zurich, one of the cities in Switzerland, currently holds the 3rd spot in the most expensive cities to live in! But ultimately, costs of living depends on your lifestyle and how you budget your money.

Monthly Estimated Expenses
Food:
Grocery                              180 - 200 EUR (PHP 11,080 - 12,311)
Meal                                   12 - 22 EUR (PHP 768 - 1,354)
Accomodation:
Student Residence            360 - 800 EUR (PHP 22,160 - 49,245)
Apartment                          600 - 800 EUR (PHP 36,934 - 49,245)
Transportation                               40 - 50 EUR (PHP 2,462 - 3,077)
Utilities                                          180 EUR (PHP 9395)
 

Working in Switzerland

Can I work while studying in Switzerland?
International students can work for up to 15 hours a week and full time during breaks and holidays while studying in Switzerland; however, you must have lived in Switzerland for 6 months prior to working.
What are the benefits of graduating from a school in Switzerland?
Not only do you get an internationally accredited education from some of the best schools in the world, but you also get to benefit from Switzerland’s booming career market! Although Switzerland has some of the most expensive cost of living, they have a lot of job and career opportunities as well. Not only that but they have one of the highest average salaries which make the cost of living not so bad. Also, you might just have scored yourself a free language class in German, French, Romansh or Italian.