There are at least 7 education institutions in Switzerland are placed in the top 200 QS world ranking institution in 2019 and has become one of the world most renowned education system.

Higher Education Institution

There is a total of 12 state-run higher education institutions in Switzerland. 10 of the universities are cantonal, run by individual canton. And 2 institutes of technology, run directly by the federal government of Switzerland. Apart from these institutions, there are 8 Universities of Applied Science & Arts (UASAs) and 12 Universities of Teacher Education (UTEs)

Higher Education System

Although Switzerland is not part of the European Union, they follow the Bologna process of European Higher Education Area (EHEA). 

A Bachelor's Degree last around 3 years where students may earn up to 180 ETCs. A masters degree lasts between 1 and 2 years where students will earn ETCs between 60 and 120. Students who have completed 2 years and earned up to 120 ETCs during their masters may progress to a doctorate degree as their postgraduate studies.

With the implementation of EHEA system, students and staffs are benefitted with the mobility of travelling and exchanging a semester or an academic year with all the institutions around the world that implemented the EHEA system.

Hospitality studies are one of the most attractive programmes in Switzerland, as the standard Swiss hospitality has been known as the benchmark of the service sector. These diploma programmes are very practical where students will be exposed and learn from the best in the industry through internship and work placement as part of the programme.

Entry for Malaysian Students

The minimum academic requirements for diplomas programs in Switzerland for Malaysian is an SPM or GSE O-Level.

The entry requirement for public universities should have a minimum of STPM or A-level and equivalent with a decent language still depending on the language of the universities.

Population: 8.42 million

Country Facts

- There are 4 official languages in Switzerland; German, French, Italian and Romansh.

- Switzerland is situated within the Swiss Alps.

- The currency of the country is Swiss Franc.

- Cities in Switzerland are among the safest and the wages are among the highest.

- The Swiss Neutrality if one of the main foreign principles of Switzerland. The country has upheld this principle since 1515. 


Switzerland’s prosper economy is largely due to their modern market stability, a transparent legal system, a sound regulatory regime, a highly skilled labour force, exceptionally well-developed physical and communications infrastructure, efficient capital markets, and low corporate taxes. They have well-secured property rights, including intellectual property rights, encourage entrepreneurship and productivity. Flexible labour regulations and the absence of corruption enhance the business climate which also contributes to its growing economy.

Although the country is small, it has been consistently ranked as one of the most innovative economies in the world. 

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