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Basics Scholarships

While university fees are quite modest, living expenses can be quite substantial. Scholarships for outstanding academic achievement are available.

Indian student blog Experimenting in the kitchen

swissinfo.ch student blogger Devendra Shintre shares how he went from novice to alchemist in the shared kitchen of his university accommodation.

Shangai ranking ETH Zurich again makes top 20 universities worldwide

Five Swiss universities are among the best 100 higher educational institutions worldwide, according to the latest academic ranking.

Back to the books When school holidays might be too long

Children in Switzerland are returning to school after the long summer break. But do they have summer learning loss?

It's a wrap! Budding directors on their film school of choice

Trainee directors explain why they like film school and how they work with the Locarno Festival.

Basics Food

Switzerland has been ranked as the most expensive in Europe for food and non-alcoholic drinks at almost 70% more than the EU average.

Basics Languages

Switzerland has four national languages. English, though not an official language, is often used to bridge the divides.

Basics Working in Switzerland

Obtaining a permit to work in Switzerland depends on many factors, including where you are from, the skills you have and quotas. 

Basics Fitting in

There are many ways to get involved in Swiss society outside the university network.