Admission to a university in Switzerland is a long process that requires students to have excellent academic preparation and a correctly drawn up package of documents.
- In Switzerland, there is no centralized system of enrollment of students - each educational institution has the right to set its own requirements for applicants. In addition, the requirements may differ from the type of higher education institution - a classical university, applied, public or private.
- The student must have a good command of the language of instruction - most higher schools require a level not lower than B. Universities are asked to provide an international language certificate or pass an internal language exam. It may be necessary to demonstrate language skills at an interview with representatives of the admission committee.
- Secondary education in Switzerland lasts 13 years, so it is difficult for a graduate of a Russian school with 11 classes to enter a Swiss university. In some regions, educational institutions can accept a Russian certificate, but for admission to universities in the German-speaking cantons, you will need to go through another two years of study before entering the university.
- Universities of the German-speaking cantons are considered the most strict - for admission to universities, Russian students need to unlearn 2 years in a domestic university or on the International Baccalaureate program.
Entry requirements depend on the level of education and the chosen program – whether you plan to study at the bachelor's, master's, doctoral or university courses. For admission to the magistracy, work experience in the specialty + bachelor's degree is fundamentally important. It is important for graduate students to demonstrate their preparation and scientific interest in the chosen research field.