Sunday, January 20, 2008

Higher Education in Switzerland

The number of students at Swiss Universities is constantly increasing. For foreign students, it is therefore not always possible to be admitted to a university, despite the increasing international mobility. In addition, some courses are so popular that there have occasionally been no places at all!
There are twelve official higher education establishments in Switzerland (ten cantonal Universities and two Federal institutes of technology), as well as a number of other colleges of higher education.
The academic year is divided into two semesters: winter from October to March, and summer from April to July. The total length of study up to the first academic exam is usually four to five years, depending on the course, with six years for medical studies .....view details

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