MS in Switzerland


Course Overview

MS courses in Switzerland will enable you an opportunity to study under the most multicultural and outward looking Master’s courses in the world. There are 9 top universities in Switzerland that are included in the QS world ranking list. If you want to pursue a MS program in Switzerland you must know the best MS degree programs offered by the universities of Switzerland includes – Economics, Fashion, Business, Language management, and Engineering.


Eligibility Criteria for MS Program in Switzerland

A candidate who wants to pursue a master’s in Switzerland must have completed a relevant bachelor’s degree program. A candidate who wants to study in Switzerland must give one of the two entrance exams for proving their proficiency in the English language.


Both IELTS and TOEFL test English language skills in reading, writing, speaking, and listening.


Intakes and Application Deadlines

Generally, there are two intakes for studying MS in the universities of Switzerland which are mentioned below:

Fall Intake: this is between the months of September to February. The application deadline for fall intake will be at the end of March.

Spring Intake: this will be between the months of February to June. The application deadline for applying in spring intake will be around the end of August.

It is suggested that students must start with their application process at least 3 months before so that they would have enough time to apply for student visas.


MS Course Duration in Switzerland

A MS degree program in Switzerland requires 1-2 years of study.


Tuition Fees

The tuition fees for MS courses in Switzerland will depend on factors like the university you choose, the program you choose or the public/private factor of the university.

However, the tuition fees for MS courses in Switzerland can range between 3,000 to 13,000 CHF.


Common Mistakes

Providing too much or less information

Giving and telling the exact information that is asked from the university will surely increase your chances of getting admission in abroad universities. If a candidate will submit extra documents or provide unnecessary irrelevant information in their applications then it diminishes your chances of getting admission to your desired university, similarly, if you write or provide less than what is required then it may make the admission department think that you don’t have enough to talk about.

False information

Make sure to provide only the authentic information in your application. If you use over fancy words or copy pasted words from Google then it will surely come into the observation of the admission committee. Being real and submitting all the authentic or real documents will surely attract the admission department.

Being Specific to one or two universities

It is good that you have searched for the best universities to pursue your MS program but you should always remember not to be specific while applying to universities. You may have to go to the best university but it is always recommended to have backup options.


Why Choose Switzerland for MS

Internationally Recognized Degrees

With a great educational system, the universities of Switzerland will also provide you with globally/ internationally recognized degrees. Studying in Switzerland will not only benefit you with factors like great research opportunities, real life learning, the latest educational methods, and technology but it will also provide you with a degree that is globally recognized which will eventually give a boost to your career later on and will surely give help you in getting a good package.

World Class Educational System

The educational system of Switzerland is globally known for its high standards and teaching methods that focus on the active learning of students. Studying in Switzerland is affordable as well as having a qualitative educational system. Most of the Swiss Public Universities in Switzerland do not have tuition fees exceeding 1100USD.

High Pay and Low Unemployment

Switzerland is one of the highest standards of living countries in the world where the economy is stable. People working in Switzerland receives some of the highest salaries in Europe ( around 7,100USD per month)Majority of the population in Switzerland is highly educated and have specialization in their respective fields due to which Switzerland experience a very low unemployment rate (4.87% in 2019) Therefore studying in Switzerland will surely play a major role in giving a boost to the job opportunities later on.


As far as safety is considered you should know that Switzerland is the 10th safest country in the world according to the Global Peace Index. Switzerland holds the reputation of the 10th safest country due to its low crime rates and strict gun laws. As compared to other countries petty crimes such as pickpocketing and violent crimes in Switzerland is almost nonexistent.


There are 3 accommodation options available for international students studying in Switzerland:

  • Renting University Accommodation

Many universities in Switzerland own accommodations for renting to their students that is very affordable (that is around 500-800 CHF a

  • Renting Private Accommodation

If you don’t want to stay in the university accommodation, you can also stay in private accommodation or share a flat with a friend or other student studying there.

  • Homestay

A homestay is also an option in Switzerland that will give you exposure to Swiss culture and an opportunity to meet the local people. Homestay in Switzerland is affordable and it gives you a chance to learn and improve the local language.


Popular Fields to Study MS in Switzerland

Following is the list of the popular MS courses offered by top universities in Switzerland:

  • Master’s in Management
  • Masters of International Relations
  • Master’s in Hospitality Strategy and Digital Transformation
  • Master’s in Computer Science and Software Engineering
  • Masters of Arts in Interaction Design
  • Masters of Science in International Hospitality Business


Top Institute for MS in Switzerland

  • ETH Zurich
  • University of Zurich
  • Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne
  • University of Basel
  • University of Geneva
  • University of Lausanne
  • University of Bern
  • University of Gallen
  • Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies


Average Median Salaries for MS Graduates

  • Development Engineer- 53,964 CHF
  • Data Scientists- 77,999 CHF
  • Brand Manager- 91,999 CHF
  • Finance Manager- 79,999 CHF
  • Computer Engineer- 91,999 CHF
  • Project Manager- 118,635 CHF
  • Product Developer- 88,976 CHF
  • Engineer- 98,862 CHF
  • Audit Manager- 124,567 CHF
  • Marketing Manager- 128,521 CHF
  • HR coordinator- 86,999 CHF
  • Chemical Engineer- 110,999 CHF


Top Industries to Choose

  • Banking
  • Engineering
  • Insurance
  • IT
  • Pharmaceuticals


Some of the Top Companies that Take MS Graduate

  • Adecco
  • Credit Suisse
  • Glencore
  • Nestle
  • Novartis
  • Roche Group
  • Zurich Insurance


Post Study Stay Back Options in Netherlands

If you want to work in Switzerland after completing your studies there then you should know that students are allowed to stay in the country for 6 months after completing their studies in Switzerland to find jobs.

Key points to remember:

If you are able to find a job in Switzerland then it will be the responsibility of the employer to apply for the work visa permit on your behalf.
While searching for jobs after completing a degree program in Switzerland you can work as part time employee. (15 hours a week)

If you want a permanent residence in Switzerland you must have lived in Switzerland for at least 10 years.

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