9 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About Studying in Switzerland

9 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About Studying in Switzerland


Posted at: 04 Mar 2021
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Studying abroad is a unique experience for many students to pursue their education overseas. It is a great opportunity for students to gain quality education, experience new culture and become more independent. It is considered very common that most students have many questions. Here are the 10 frequently asked questions about studying in Switzerland.   

1. What are the entry requirements for studying in Switzerland?  

Entry requirements vary widely between universities, majors or the types of program you are seeking. Be sure to do enough research to find out and understand the requirement before submitting anything. If you do think you need help, do not hesitate to contact the education agents who are helpful and experienced in making arrangements for students. 

2. Do I need a visa to study in Switzerland? If I do, what type of visa do I need? 

Yes, you do need a visa to study in Switzerland. Cambodian or non-EU students are required to apply for a student visa to study in Switzerland. The student visa is known as the National Visa or Type D visa which allows students to stay longer term of more than 90 days.  

3. Do I need personal transportation when studying in Switzerland?  

Switzerland provides effective and reliable public transportation so that students can travel around using public transportation in general. 

4. What is the capital of Switzerland? 

The capital of Switzerland is Bern.  

5. What is the name of the Swiss currency? 

The Swiss currency is the Swiss Franc. Its code is CHF or Confoederatio Helvetica Franc which is derived from Switzerland’s Latin name of Confoederatio Helvetica. One Swiss Franc is around 1.09 United States Dollar.   

6. What is the language of instruction in Swiss universities? 

The language of instruction in Swiss universities will vary based on the institutions and the canton it is located. However, with the large volume of international students, many universities offer English programs. For more information, it is recommended to do more research or consult with the local education agent.  

7. Is there financial assistance available?  

Yes, there are. Depend on the institutions and program you are intended to attend, there are usually partial scholarship offers by the institutions. It is recommended to seek for more information with the education agent who partners with those universities.  

8. How safe is Switzerland? 

Switzerland is considered a country with one of the highest living standards in the world. It is considered pretty safe in Switzerland. In fact, Switzerland is ranked as the 10th most peaceful country in the world according to the Global Peace Index 2020. 

9. Are students allowed to work in Switzerland?

Yes, international students are allowed to work in Switzerland with some conditions. Generally speaking, international students can only work up to 15 hours per week. However, the condition might also vary based on the nationality of the students and the institutions the student are attending.  

10. If I still have more concerns, who can I reach out to?  

It is very common that students will have many concerns regarding processes to study abroad, therefore, it is always a great idea to reach out to the education agent who are the expert in preparing students to study abroad. Students are welcomed to reach out to seek a free consulting service with us, WEduAbroad via our number (855) 17 548 354 or visit us at the 7th Floor, B-Ray Tower, Preah Norodom Blvd, Tonle Bassak Commune, Chamkamorn District, Phnom Penh.  

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