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Trends in research

With its ten universities and two institutes of technology, Switzerland is at the forefront of research in many areas.

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Scholarships and exchanges

The Swiss government offers scholarships to foreign students from a large number of countries, including the United States, Australia and India.

Higher education admission

Being admitted as a foreigner into the Swiss higher education system requires high marks, language skills and, in some cases, work experience.

State school system

Every child in Switzerland must go to school until around age 15, after which students are funnelled into apprenticeships or university tracks.

Swiss education system - overview

Switzerland's universities, technology institutes and other learning centres put the country's education system among the world's best.

The week ahead Prosecutors, Alpine traffic and ski trips

These are the stories from Switzerland we’ll be looking at during the week of February 17, 2019.

This content was published on February 17, 2019 5:00 PM

Indian student blog Completing my first semester

Shubhangi shares tips for newbies entering the Swiss university system. 

Politics Left behind and locked out of Swiss democracy

Democracy is based on the promise to adequately and appropriately represent the population. However, Switzerland’s system reveals some shortcomings.

Swiss in France Outcry as Geneva keeps banning crossborder pupils

Canton Geneva wants to stop crossborder pupils from attending its schools. The move has angered many Swiss living in neighbouring France.

Professional training Doing apprenticeships abroad

Apprenticeships are losing their appeal in Switzerland: more and more young people are continuing their studies instead of opting for professional ...