Switzerland

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     Switzerland, officially called the Swiss Confederation, is a small country, in Central Europe home to numerous lakes, villages and the high peaks of the Alps. The country is also known for its ski resorts and hiking trails. Banking and finance are key industries, and Swiss watches and chocolate are world renowned. There are many practical benefits to studying in Switzerland. It has a low crime rate, and violent crime is very rare. It's also one of the cleanest countries globally, with excellent public transport networks, and a world-class health system. Switzerland is a small mountainous country located in central Europe. This landlocked country is about the size of New Jersey and is between France and Italy. It is also bordered by Austria, Germany, and Liechtenstein.

    Switzerland has been ranked the best place in the world to live and work. High living standards and competitive salaries have seen the Swiss nation become a regular fixture among the world's most liveable cities. It's one of the world's wealthiest countries.

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    Capital                                   : Bern

    Dialing code                           : +41

    Continent                               :Europe

    Currency                              : Swiss franc

    Climate                                  :moderate with no excessive heat,cold orhumidity

    Language                             :Swiss, German, French, Italian  

    Main cities                            :Zürich

    Birthplace of the Red Cross  : Switzerland

    Population index               : 8.5 million

    Land area                               :39,997 km2 (15,443 sq mi)

    Literacy rate                         : 99%

     International Airport location :Zurich International Airport

     Famous                             : Swiss watches , Swiss chocolates, Alps

     

     

     

     

    Why study in Switzerland?

    • There are many practical benefits to studying in Switzerland.
    • Benefit from the very high-quality of its primary schools and of the education system
    •  Strong rate of vocational training and high level of skills diversity
    •  A small, safe and friendly country
    • Several top-ranked universities
    • Higher education system offers students the opportunity to take their education and future careers further
    •  Vocational education and training is subject to some restrictions due to ceilings on apprenticeship positions
    •  Tuition fees in Switzerland are quite reasonable
    •   Adventure Sports
    •  High Class Cities
    •  An International Network
    • The Rest of Europe at Your Doorstep
    •  University is the logical choice for the students with a VET certificate.

     

    About safety:

     Switzerland is a very safe country with very low crime rates. So you can enjoy the student life to the fullest, without being too worried on your way back home after a great night out.

     The Swiss education system is based on a 6-point grading scale:

      

    International Scale

     

     Swiss Scale  

    A: Excellent

    6

    B: Very good

    5.5

    C: Good

    D: Satisfactory

    4.5

    E: Sufficient

     

    There are Three types of Education

    ·         Formal Education.

    ·         Informal Education.

    ·         Non-formal Education.

     Characteristics of Formal Education:

    ·         It follows a particular structure of delivery

    ·         It is highly planned and deliberate

    ·         It is chronological and systematic

    ·         There is a regular fee that is required to be paid

    ·         Its demand is highly qualified experts

    ·         It is subject-oriented and time-bound

    Characteristics of Informal Education:

    ·         It is an independent form of study with no definite syllabus

    ·         It is not pre planned and does not have a proper timetable

    ·         It is an experience that is gained through practice. It does not require a fee payment all the time.

    ·         It is a lifelong process in a natural way

    ·         There are no certificates or degrees involved

    Characteristics of Non-formal Education:

    ·         It is planned but takes place apart from the academic education provided by the school education system. 

    ·         It is highly flexible and adjustable.

    ·         There is generally no age limit to gain this type of education.

    ·         It may or may not involve certificates or fees.

    ·         It can be either part-time or full-time or as a profession.

    ·         It includes both theoretical and practical education. 

     

     

     

    Advantages of the three types of education

    Advantages of Formal Education:

    ·         It is organized and scheduled

    ·         It happens in a step-by-step systematic manner

    ·         It is the most basic knowledge that is to be acquired by every individual to learn various other things

    ·         It is certified and acquired by professionals and teachers

    Advantages of Informal Education:

    ·         It is a natural learning process that can come from anywhere and everywhere.

    ·         It requires regular practice and polishing.

    ·         It utilizes a variety of techniques and does not have a specific time span.

    ·         There is no need to hire experts or professionals for this learning.

    Advantages of Non-formal Education:

    ·         It is an open-ended educational system available both in the public and private domains.

    ·         There is no need to conduct regular examinations.

    ·         Diplomas, certificates, and awards are not essential because it is generally a kind of skill development.

    ·         It involves the practical application of the theoretical knowledge obtained.

     

    Disadvantages of the three types of education

    Disadvantages of Formal Education:

    ·         Sometimes, brilliant students get bored because of the long tenure of academic sessions.

    ·         Exams and grades can sometimes lead to stress and anxiety.

    ·         It is costly and rigid.

    ·         An unprofessional and non-standard education system may also cause wastage of time and money.

    Disadvantages of Informal Education:

    ·         There is plenty of misinformation available on various social media platforms.

    ·         It does not follow a proper schedule or a timespan.

    ·         There is an absence of discipline and attitude amongst the learners.

    ·         Results are highly unpredictable.

    Disadvantages of Non-formal Education:

    ·         If you are learning it just as a hobby, you don't require a professional or a trained teacher to impart non-formal education.

    ·         No regular examinations are conducted to evaluate the skill development

    ·         High possibility of fake certifications through different institutions

     

    Scholarships in Switzerland 

    ·         The Swiss Excellence Scholarship for Foreign Students.

    ·         The Excellence Scholarship & Opportunity Programme (ESOP) from ETH Zurich

    ·         The University of Lausanne Masters Grant

    ·         The EPFL Excellence Fellowship

    ·         The Graduate Institute of Geneva Scholarships

    ·         The IMD MBA Scholarship

    ·         The University of Geneva Excellence Fellowship

     

    Hot Courses

    ·         Administration Studies 

    ·         Architecture Studies

    ·         Art Studies

    ·         Aviation

    ·         Business Studies 

    ·         Construction

    ·         Cosmetology Studies

    ·         Design Studies

    ·         Economic Studies 

    ·         Education 

    ·         Energy Studies

    ·         Engineering Studies

    ·         Environmental Studies

    ·         Fashion 

    ·         Food and Beverage Studies 

    ·         General Studies

    ·         Health Care

    ·         Humanities Studies 

    ·         Journalism and Mass Communication

    ·         Languages 

    ·         Law Studies 

    ·         Life Sciences 

    ·         Life Skills

    ·         Management Studies 

    ·         Marketing Studies 

    ·         Natural Sciences

    ·         Performing Arts

    ·         Professional Studies

    ·         Self-Improvement 

    ·         Social Sciences 

    ·         Sport

    ·         Sustainability Studies

    ·         Technology Studies 

    ·         Tourism and Hospitality 

     

    Universities

    ·         ETH Zurich

    ·         University of St. Gallen

    ·         Glion Institute of Higher Education, Glion & Bulle

    ·         EU Business School - Geneva

    ·         Les Roches Global Hospitality Education

    ·         International Institute for Management Development

    ·         Business and Hotel Management School

    ·         EHL Hospitality Business School - EHL Campus Lausanne

    ·         IMI International Management Institute Switzerland

    ·         EU Business School - Montreux

    ·         Business School Lausanne

    ·         University of Business and International Studies

    ·         Cesar Ritz College

    ·         Ecole Hoteliere de Geneve

    ·         SHL Schweizerische Hotelfachschule Luzern

    ·         University of Basel

    Entry criteria for Switzerland

    Bachelors

    Course Duration: 3 Years , For Engineering :4 Years

    Academic Requirement : 55% in Plus Two

    IELTS : 6.0

    Course Cost  : 22L to 28 L INR (Including living cost)

     Masters

    Course Duration: 1 or 2 Years

    Academic Requirement : 55% in Plus Two

    IELTS : 6.5

    Course Cost : 32L to 36 L INR (Including living cost)

     

    Post Study Work Visa (PSW - Stay back)

    Bachelors  - 6 Months

    Masters  -  6 Months to 1 Year

    Intakes in Ireland

    ·        February

    ·        August

    Documents Required for Ireland Student Visa

    1     SSLC Certificate

    2     Plus Two Certificate

    3     Degree Certificate(Original or Provisional)

    4.    Semester wise Marksheets

    5.    Degree Consolidated Marksheet

    6.    Passport(Front and Back)

    7.    IELTS Score Card

    8.   Two Letter of Recommendation

    9.   Statement of Purpose

    10.   Passport Size Photo

    11.    Updated CV

    12.   Experience Letter

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