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2018-07-30 11:57:13

Study in Switzerland after 11th grade for foreign students

Study in Switzerland after 11th grade for foreign students

Switzerland is famous for its methods and forms of education no less than Swiss chocolate, watches and knives. Thanks to the flexible system of education in this country, one can receive a unique education that is concentrated not only on academic education, but also on upbringing and development. Education in Switzerland after the 11th grade for students 16, 17, 18 years brings up a harmonious independent personality, the highest value of Swiss pedagogy.

Education in Switzerland after grade 11 for students 16, 17,18 years is an excellent option for people who are striving to get one of the best educations in the world. The result of a long and fruitful work will be a prestigious certificate of secondary education or a diploma of special pre-university education, which will open great prospects and a wide choice of higher education institutions.

Programs for students in educational institutions in Switzerland

Students, who turned 16 years after the end of 11th grade, can enter the Swiss program Schweizer Maturitat:

  • Duration of study 2 years;
  • The purpose of the course: high academic preparation for admission to the best universities in the world;
  • The result of the study: all top institutions not only in Switzerland but also in the world recognize the certificate of this educational program thanks to the student's high knowledge, academic base and high language level.

Another option is to study in Switzerland after 11th grade on a special Foundation preparatory course:

  • Duration: one year;
  • The purpose of the program: comprehensive preparation of students from abroad to study at the university;
  • Result of study: a prestigious certificate that gives an advantage when entering the leading universities. In some schools, automatic admission to the university is expected.

A-Level - British program for students who graduated from 11th grade :

  • The duration of the course is 2 years, but there is a shortened one-year program;
  • Purpose: to study 5-6 subjects on the student's choice in the first year and 2-3 profile subjects in the second year of education - in this course the students are taught to think, analyze, and not just remember information;
  • After passing the difficult exams, students will receive a certificate of the British model, which is highly valued in the UK and in the world.

Das Deutsche Abitur - German educational program after the 11th grade for students 16, 17, 18 years:

  • Duration: 2 years;
  • Purpose: to prepare students for studies in German higher institutions;
  • The result: a German certificate, which gives a high chance to enter the university of Germany .

One of the most powerful and programs - International Baccalaureate:

  • Duration: 2 years;
  • The goal: to provide a comprehensive education - a strong base in core subjects, develop personal qualities and strengths;
  • Result: the diploma of this course is universal and allows entering any university in the world.

Instruction for admission to programs for foreign students after 11th grade:

  • Provide school certificate;
  • Age restrictions: students may be over 16 years old;
  • Language requirements: language skills at above-average level;
  • Most educational institutions are asked to provide the results of international language examinations;
  • The accommodation options for the students of the preparatory courses can be as follows: in host families, at a university or college residence (one of the most budgetary options), in a hotel or private apartment;
  • Sometimes only students with a high average score of the certificate arrive.

The best schools and universities in Switzerland for foreign students: price and rankings

  • EU Business School Geneva - a popular international business school invites students after the 11th grade for the Foundation program. This is a specially designed program for foreign students who plan to study at a bachelor's or master's level in a given business school. In this course, the student will receive all the necessary knowledge of subjects and significantly increase the level of language proficiency. The cost of education on the course will be from 5,300 CHF per semester.
  • Surval Montreux - a private school-board for girls invites to the British program of school graduates, who are waiting for an elite education. The school is located in a picturesque place - on the shores of Lake Geneva on top of one of the rocks. The price of education on the course will be from 86,000 CHF per year.
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Egor Eremeev
Current material has been prepared by Egor Eremeev
Education: Westminster University (Business & Management), London.
Egor studied and lived in the UK for 8 years and graduated from the university of Westminster. He is currently the co-founder and the director of business development at Smapse Education and personally visits foreign schools and universities, interviews students studying in those institutions.
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