Switzerland is a hub for excellent education, science, technology and innovation. It has outstanding universities with numerous programs, many world-class public research institutions and a thriving private sector that encourages research and development. 

Higher education in Switzerland, which is largely publicly funded, comprises universities, universities of applied sciences and universities of teacher education. These institutions offer first-rate educational opportunities in diverse fields of study and they usually conduct research in an English-speaking environment. Swiss higher education follows the tiered study model of bachelor’s and master’s degrees, as well as Ph.D. degrees. 

There are several scholarship opportunities which offer financial support to American students who are interested in going to Switzerland for their studies or to do research.

Doing Research in Switzerland, 2017
Doing Research in Switzerland, 2017 © Embassy of Switzerland in the USA

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