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Embassy of Switzerland - Washington

2900 Cathedral Ave, NW WASHINGTON DC View map
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Switzerland offers a vast choice of educational opportunities for international students. Many programs, especially at the masterâ??s degree and Ph.D. levels, are taught in English. Switzerland has twelve public universities, eight universities of applied sciences and fifteen universities of teacher education. Moreover, Switzerland is home to several outstanding special institutes in the areas of international affairs, public administration, finance, and hotel management. The research of scientists in Switzerland is highly recognized for its quality, i.e., receiving the largest number of citations per publication in the world. So, research-based masterâ??s and Ph.D. degrees from a Swiss university offer a good starting point for an academic career. Studying in Switzerland means: â?¢High-quality education â?¢World-leading research environment â?¢Many study programs in English â?¢Excellent facilities â?¢Low student/faculty ratio and small working groups â?¢Wide spectrum of study programs â?¢Ph.D. candidates are paid workforce â?¢Low tuition fees (the universities are mainly publicly funded) Even though Switzerland is not a member of the European Union, it is very well integrated through a series of bilateral agreements and it is located in the heart of Europe. Its cultural variety, beautiful landscape, and innovative environment offer a quality of life which is among the best in the world. Excellent...

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