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Best Universities in Switzerland

Before listing the universities, you should be well versed with the types of institutes and what they offer in order to start with your applications.

Education system

The universities of Switzerland are divided into three following types:
Universities (UNIs) - of which there are 12. Offering degree programs at a high scientific and theory-based level, you can study humanities, science, and some engineering courses.
Universities of Applied Sciences and the Arts (UASAs) - provide scientific and professional education. These eight institutions run courses in landscape architecture, health sciences, music, art, theatre, film, and design.
Universities of Teacher Education (UTEs) - offer practice-oriented training such as pre-primary, primary, secondary, and special needs education. There are 20 UTEs in Switzerland.

Switzerland’s 10 Top Universities

        1. ETH Zurich - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
        2. Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne
        3. University of Zurich
        4. University of Bern
        5. University of Basel
        6. University of Lausanne
        7. University of Geneva
        8. Università della Svizzera italiana (USI)
        9. University of St. Gallen (HSG)
        10. University of Fribourg

Although the Swiss universities are famous for their unique pedagogy, the master’s degree of Switzerland will take you places in the world that are difficult to achieve with others. Below are the most affordable universities:
        ● University of Geneva – average tuition fees: 900 EUR/year
        ● University of Bern – average tuition fees: 1,700 EUR/year
        ● University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland FHNW – average tuition fees: 1,260 EUR/year
        ● University of Lausanne – average tuition fees: 1,040 EUR/year

The most popular undergraduate courses that you can take up in Switzerland are:
        ● Tourism
        ● Hospitality
        ● Event Management
        ● Culinary Arts
        ● Hotel Management
        ● Business Administration
        ● Tourism Marketing Management
        ● Banking
        ● Communication Design
        ● Human Resources
        ● Accounting
        ● Sporting Management
        ● Media Science
        ● Systems Engineering        
        ● Civil Engineering and Multimedia Production

The most popular post-graduate courses that you can take up in Switzerland are:
        ● Hospitality Management
        ● Tourism
        ● Event Management
        ● Culinary Arts
        ● Hotel Management
        ● Business Administration
        ● Entrepreneurship Management
        ● Information Science
        ● Engineering


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