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Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz (FHNW) University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland

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Description of Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz (FHNW) University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland

The Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz (abbreviated FHNW ) is a state-owned higher education institution that has been actively involved in scientific and academic activities since 2006 in Sweden. Currently, the main building of the university is located in the city of Windisch.

This is a secondary higher education institution where about 8000 international students study annually. The teaching staff is more than 1900 teachers of the highest category. This university actively cooperates with universities around the world in student and academic exchange.

Programs and prices, tuition fees in Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz (FHNW) University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland

Program name
from 10048.00 $ / year
from 10048.00 $ / year
There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year
from 10084.00 $ / year
from 10084.00 $ / year
There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year


Over the past few years, the university has consistently ranked in the top 20 of the best higher educational institutions in the country. Also Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz is included in the TOP of the best universities in the world.

Facilities and equipment at Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz (FHNW) University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland

A large scientific library is at the disposal of teachers and students. The university also provides students with dormitory accommodation. There are comfortable sports grounds on the campus, everything students need for active recreation. The university is included in the list of reputable scientific groups and associations, such as:

  • The Conference of Rectors of Swiss Universities (CRUS);
  • Some others.

Entry requirements, how to apply, what is required to enrol

Admission to this university is annually carried out by a special selection committee, which in its decision is based on several indicators. The main one is the past performance of each applicant. Both local residents and international students can join the ranks of students on the same terms. Statistics show that about 80 percent of applicants enter the university with ease.

Each academic year in the educational institution is traditionally divided into two semesters. Considering the fact that the training of future bachelors and masters at this university is not cheap, the possibility of savings is provided. To receive financial aid from the university in the form of scholarships, students must demonstrate good academic performance. Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz students can choose the most convenient training system for themselves - full-time or distance.

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  • Guardianship services during the studies
  • Student supervision

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Recommendations on when to apply

Language courses, schools and children's language camps Primary and secondary education - private schools Preparation programmes for entering universities - higher education Higher education (after completing accredited programs A-level, IB, High School) - Bachelor, Master, MBA
- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.

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