POLAND/HUNGARY

 

Poland is located in the very centre of Europe. With the total area of 312,679 km² it’s the seventh biggest country on the Europe. Polish population is over 38,5 million people. The capital city is Warsaw. Poland borders 7 countries: Germany on the west, Czech Republic and Slovakia on the south, Ukraine, Belarus and Lithuania on the east, and Russia on the north.

Most of the country is located on lowlands. On the south there are upland areas with two major mountain chains ,The Baltic sea coastline on the north measures 770 km. The longest river, Vistula (Wisła) is 1,047 km (678 miles) long. The climate is moderate.

FAQ (Poland)

What do I need to enroll? :

To qualify all international applicants must first meet the minimum requirements for entry into higher education in their own country, have a certificate or equivalent document; command of English (at least on an intermediate level) is also required.

Q: Studying in Poland: How much does it cost? :

In Poland full-time education at state institutions of higher education is free for Polish citiziens. It is also free for foreigners who commence studies in at state HEIs on terms applicable to Polish citizens. All other foreigners are required to pay tuition fees of no less than a PLN equivalent of:

EUR 2000 to 3500 per year for professional higher study, master’s and postgraduate master’s courses

Q: Do I need to speak fluent Polish? :

You do not need to because universities offer a large variety of study programmes in English, you may learn Polish either for private everyday use for the time you stay in Poland, or for joining a university course in Polish.

Q: Do I need a visa? If so, how do I apply for one? :

EU/EEA students do not need any Polish visa, however upon arrival to Poland they should apply for a temporary residence permit if they stay in the country longer then 90 days.

Non EU/EEA students need to arrive in Poland with a student’s visa obtained at a Polish Embassy or Consulate in their country of residence. It is important to remember that visas are granted for a maximum of three months. In order to extend the stay in Poland, it is necessary to apply for a residence permit for specified period of time

Q: Is health insurance required? :

Medical care in Poland is not free of charge. Health insurance is mandatory for all students for the entire duration of their stay in Poland. The students from non-EU/EEA countries are recommended to buy medical insurance in their home country or immediately after their arrival in Poland. Otherwise students are required to pay for any health service they get. Foreign students are also advised to purchase third party liability insurance and accident insurance.

Q: How do I find accommodation? :

Most Polish universities provide accommodation for international students at their own dormitories, but the number of rooms is limited. The host university should help students in finding appropriate accommodation.

Q: How much money do I need for living in Poland?

Depending on your personal situation, lifestyle and habits you may have different needs. In practice, you will need at least 1500 Euro per year in order to cover the cost of accommodation, pay for the local transport, and even go out occasionally. This amount should cover the costs of rent, food, clothing, personal hygiene, local transport, study materials, telephone and other expenses.

July 2017

UKRAINE/RUSSIA

 

Ukraine is a country in the East of Europe. The area of 603,628 km² making it the largest country on the European continent. Ukraine borders on Russian Federation to the east and northeast, Belarus to the northwest, Poland, Slovakia and Hungary to the west, Romania and Moldova to the southwest, and the Black Sea and Sea of Azov to the south and southeast, respectively. Ukraine’s history began with the Kievan Rus’, the precursor to the East Slavs. From the 9th century the Kiev Rus’ became a large and powerful nation but disintegrated in the 12th century. After the Great Northern War (1700–1721) Ukraine was divided into regional powers and, by the 19th century, the largest part of Ukraine was integrated into the Russian Empire and the rest was left under Austro-Hungarian control. After a chaotic period of incessant warfare and several attempts at independence (1917–21) following World War I and the Russian Civil War, it emerged as one of the founding republics of the Soviet Union in 1922. following World War I and the Russian Civil War, it emerged as one of the founding republics of the Soviet Union in 1922. Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic’s territory was enlarged westward shortly before and after World War II, and southwards in 1954 with the Crimea transfer. In 1945, the Ukrainian SSR became one of the founding members of the United Nations.

Studying in Ukraine

  • Quality Education
  • European Life Standard
  • Worldwide Acceptance of Ukrainian Method of Teaching
  • English Medium of Instruction
  • Better Job Prospects
  • Emphasis on Practical Aspects in Teaching
  • Moderate Climate around the year
  • Outstanding International Faculty
  • One of the Best Transportation systems in Europe
  • International Students enjoy approximately 30%~ 50% discounts on travel
  • Enrichment of Experience through Visiting Professors from USA , CANADA , UK , etc.
  • Participation of Students in Seminars/Symposia/Project Work, etc. in other European cities
  • Chances of Permanent Residence & Settlement in Europe after completion of study
    program
  • 100% VISA assured to deserving candidatesEtudier et vivre en Ukrane
  • Globally Recognized Courses (Europe, UK, USA, Asia, Africa)
  • Medical degree recognized by WHO, UNESCO, PLAB(UK), USMLE(USA), throughout EU and Various International Organization
  • No Entry Test
  • No IELTS or TOEFL required
  • Tuition fee paid on arrival
  • Cost effective

Living and Studying in Ukraine

Higher Education :


International students get their higher education in universities, academies and institutes that are not only accredited, but also have a special license to teach foreign students. All the universities from this Guide possess the license. The Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine controls the quality of educational services done to foreign students. 
International students start their studying with a foundation year. It includes a course of Ukrainian (Russian) language and some of the comprehensive subjects according to the future profession

Accommodation:


Having more than 1 million, student institutions of higher education in Ukraine form a system which considers to be one of the biggest in the world. In Ukraine you can get higher education in universities (academies, institutes) accredited on 3-4th level. After 4 years of studying you can get Bachelor degree, 5 years is for specialists, five and a half or 6 years Masters Degree. Among all the enumerated degrees Specialist is the most popular

International Students :


International students live in university hostels. There are various types of hostels. It is also possible to rent a flat.

Holidays :

  • New Year 1st of January
  • Orthodox Christmas 7th of January
  • International Women Day 8th of March
  • Orthodox Easter
  • Labor Day 1st of May
  • Victory Day 9th of May
  • Trinity Sunday
  • Constitution Day 28th of June
  • Day of Independence 24th of August
July 2017

Malaysia/China

It happened without a great deal of fanfare, but sometime over the last couple of years China surpassed other leading countries, such as France, Germany, and Australia. China is located at the east coast of the largest continent (Eurasia) as well as the western margin of the largest ocean (Pacific). It has a land area of about 9.6 million square km, occupying 6.5 percent of the total land area of the world

The climate in China is generally moderate with four distinct seasons, so it is a favorable place for habitation and living. In most areas it’s cold and dry in winter, with great differences through the south to the north, while it’s hot and humid in summer, with little differences between the south and the north. Precipitation decreases from the southeast coast to the northwest inland gradually

China has since ancient times been a united multi-ethnic country. After the foundation of People’s Republic of China, there are total 56 ethnic groups officially recognized by the central government, the largest being the Han ethnic group. Chinese Governmentt to Support 50,000 International Students in 2015

5 Reasons to study in China

1. Travel and Exploration


Studying in China is an excellent opportunity to explore the world’s most populous country. You will
experience China’s unique blend of ancient and modern civilization, as well as its scenic beauty
and bustling nightlife. Visit new places with other students from around the world who you
meet, and you’ll find yourself opening your eyes not just to China, but to the whole world.


2. It’s Affordable


Studying and living in China is cheaper than studying and living in European countries, the U.S., Japan, South Korea and many other countries.


3. Employment Advantage


When it comes to economics, China has been the world’s fastest growing country for the past 30 years. Even during the financial crisis, China’s economic growth has maintained a level of 8%, a pace unthinkable in other countries.


4. Quality of Education and International Recognition


China is striving to build more world-class universities, and investing heavily in higher education. Aside from China’s unique Chinese language, calligraphy, martial arts and other cultural subjects, Chinese degree programs in majors such as engineering, science, medicine, economics and trade, MBA as well as finance are highly revered. As for those who don’t know any Chinese, many universities offer degree programs taught in English, so you can earn your degree while learning the most widely spoken language in the world.


5. Experiencing the Culture Firsthand


Though it may surprise many, Chinese culture and people are extremely diverse and multicultural, consisting of 56 different ethnicities. For example, in Lijiang, in the southern province of Yunnan, twelve different minorities have dwelled together in social harmony for thousands of years, practicing an array of religions spanning from Chinese Buddhism, Taoism, Christianity, and Islam, to many lesser known ones like Tibetan Buddhism and Bimo Religion of Baiyi.

Courses List

  • English
  • Foundation
  • Undergraduate
  • Postgraduate
  • Accounting & Finance
  • Advertising & PR
  • Architecture
  • Art & Design
  • Business
  • Computer Sciences
  • Economics
  • Engineering
  • Fashion
  • Forensic & Criminology
  • Health Sciences
  • Hospitality & Tourism
  • Language & Linguistics
  • Law
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Media & Communications
  • Medicine & Dentistry
  • Natural & Environmental Sciences
  • Pharmacy
  • Politics & International Relations
  • Psychology
  • Social Sciences
  • Sports

July 2017

Turkey/Cyprus

The country is located in such a place that is the melting pot and a bridge between a diversity of cultures. In Turkey you would definitely feel at home

July 2017

FRANCE/ITALY

France is well known for its Francophone universities with wide facilities that attract international students. With more than 280,000 international students making up 12,3% of total postsecondary enrollments, France remains the fourth-most-popular destination for internationally mobile students after the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia

2-France owes its economic success to its research capacity and to its achievements in the fields of bio- and nanotechnologies, mathematics, physics, medicine, and health, as well as sociology, law, archaeology…

3- Be a part of one of the world’s most effective educational systems

4- France’s universities and other educational institutions do not distinguish between international students and French students. Both groups face identical admission and tuition requirements; both receive the same degrees.

Educational Systems in France

Degrees : The degrees awarded in French higher education reflect a common European architecture. The LMD system—for Licence (bachelor), Master, and Doctorate—is based on the number of semesters completed after leaving secondary school and their equivalent in European credits under the European Credit
Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS)*:

• The universities confer “national diplomas,” which have the same weight regardless of the institution that confers them.

• The Titre d’ingénieur is a national diploma. The schools that award it are accredited by CTI, the French national commission on engineering degrees.

• A similar accreditation procedure exists for government-recognized schools of business and management, the diplomas of which are approved by the French state and, in many cases, have received international recognition or accreditation.

• France’s schools of art and specialized schools also undergo national certification.
Licence = 6 semesters = 180 ECTS
(Baccalauréat or equivalent + 3 years)
Master = 10 semesters = 300 ECTS
(Baccalauréat or equivalent + 5 years)
Doctorate = 16 semesters (Baccalauréat or equivalent + 8 years)

Life in France

Studying in France also means living in France and discovering the distinctive French way of life

2-Students enjoy special advantages in France that make life more enjoyable An extensive system of discounts, assistance, and special facilities allows students to stretch a relatively modest budget to cover basic needs—and to enjoy life in France. Benefits include a network of student restaurants, university housing, rent subsidies, health insurance, student clubs and associations, and discounts on public transportation, movies, museums, libraries, and sporting events.

3- Sports and cultural activities More than 2,000 cinemas, 1,200 museums, and 33,000 theatrical performances attest to the vitality of everyday cultural life in Paris and throughout France. Festivals of music, song, and dance; athletic events; and celebrations of books, food, and science round out the cultural life for which France is rightly famous.

4- Students enjoy discounts and special subscription prices at all cultural events. Student status also makes it easy to stay active in sports through discounted access to athletic facilities. Rare is the campus that does not host a wide range athletic clubs, associations, and leagues. Many universities and schools are located in city centers, offering easy access to the rich social and cultural life of France’s lively cities. Museums, bookstores, theaters, and cafés are never very far away.

5- Helpful briefs on coming to France This set of briefs sets out in practical detail everything the student needs to know about travel arrangements and arriving in France. Organized chronologically (“A month before departure,” “A week before departure,” “Upon arrival,” “Your first week,” and so on), the briefs help students prepare in a practical way for their departure, to prioritize their first steps, to identify urgent tasks, and, in so doing, to ensure a smooth arrival in France.

6- Enjoy French culture shock An A to Z Handbook for Student and Daily Life in France This pocket guide in French and English, organized like a dictionary in which the entries are color coded by theme (culture, academic life, health …), enables the user to quickly find expressions, acronyms, and various features of daily life as a student in France. Upon return, the guide will be a souvenir of the student’s experience in France.

Working while you study in France

While in school
Students from the member countries of the European Economic Space (plus Switzerland) may work freely and without restriction while studying in France. As long as they do not neglect their academic work, they may combine employment with scholarships or other financial assistance

2-international students

to work under the following conditions: A residency permit (VLS-TS, validated by OFII, or a residency permit in addition to a visa) marked “student” entitles the student to accept paid employment for up to 60% of the legally defined work year (or 964 hours per year), without prior administrative authorizationThe time that students spend in internships connected with their academic program (and covered by a written internship agreement) are not counted toward the maximum allowable working hours, even if the student is compensated during the internship. The minimum gross hourly wage, set by law, is €9,40. Withholding reduces the worker’s net wage by about 20%.

3-Working at a public institution of higher education

International students are eligible for student jobs at universities and other public institutions of higher education. Students are hired to provide the following services: assisting incoming students; helping disabled students; providing tutoring; providing IT support and assistance; coordinating and staffing cultural, athletic, and social events workingin the career center; and supporting their institution’s promotional efforts. Student employment contracts are offered for a period not to exceed 12 months. They run from September 1 through August 31. Students may work up to 670 hours between September 1 and June 30, and up to 300 hours between July 1 and August 31.


4-After graduation

• International students holding a degree equivalent to a master or above International students who have earned a degree that is equivalent to a European master or above may seek authorization to reside in France from 6 months to 1 year after the expiration of their student residency permit. This authorization, which is not renewable, allows the graduate to work for up to 60% of the legal work week. If the employment contract is related to the subject of the graduate’s degree program and if it provides compensation that is equal to or greater than 150% of the minimum wage, the prospective employee may apply to the local prefecture for change of status from student to employee. Once authorization is granted (it is not granted automatically), the individual may begin working full time.

• Other students
Accepting an offer of employment from a French firm after graduation implies a change in status (from student to employee). Graduates apply for the change by submitting their employment contract or offer of employment.

July 2017

Newzealand

New Zealand offers the familiarity of life in an English-speaking, modern democracy. Education is based on the prestigious British system. Generally, our universities offer small class sizes for personalized, top quality courses.

Add New Zealand’s famous scenic beauty, the relaxed lifestyle and the fresh outlook and ideas that thrive in New Zealand and you’ll see why so many students choose to come to New Zealand to complete or further their education every year.

As a student, you have several choices of visa, once you have a written offer of enrollment from a qualified educational provider:
1- A visitor visa if you want to do a single course or courses that takes no more than three months to complete.
2- A working holiday visa if you want to take a year to work, travel and do a short training course while you’re here. You can apply for a working holiday visa before or after you do your study on a student visa, so it’s a good option if you want to add more to your experience.
3- A work visa may also be available once you’ve completed your studies in New Zealand

Why Study in New Zealand

  • Culture :

New Zealanders have a unique and dynamic culture, with European, Maori, Pacific and Asian influences. It’s a culture that celebrates the many different lifestyles we live, and the stories we have to tell.
Youngest Country
New Zealand was the last landmass on earth to be discovered, making it the youngest country. Since the first people arrived a thousand years ago many cultures have made New Zealand home

  • Nature

Stunning landscapes, lush vegetation, and unique wildlife make New Zealand a paradise for nature lovers.

  • Requirements needed for a student visa

– A written offer of a full-time place on a New Zealand course.
-Evidence that you can cover your living costs while you’re in New Zealand. For courses of more than nine months you’ll need access to NZ$10,000 per year
-A pre-paid return ticket back to your country.
-Payment of all fees for the course you will be taking
-A passport that‘s valid for at least 3 months after the date you plan to leave New Zealand
-A Medical and Chest X-ray Certificate if you’re staying in New Zealand for more than 12 months
-A police certificate if you plan to be here for more than 2 years.
-What kind of study can I do on a student visa?
You can study full-time at school level or at a university, polytechnic or institute of technology. Some students come to New Zealand to do their whole undergraduate degree. Some come as undergraduates for a semester or two for a fresh, new environment while enrolled in study in their home country – sometimes referred to as an “exchange student”. Others come here as recent college grads for post-graduate study and an overseas experience before embarking on their career.

  • How long can I stay in New Zealand?

A student visa may be granted for the length of the course you’re studying, up to a maximum of 4 years.

  • How do New Zealand qualifications compare to those in my country?

A degree or post-graduate qualification from a New Zealand university, polytechnic or institute of technology will generally be recognized and valued anywhere in the world.

  • How much does it cost?

University fees in New Zealand are generally lower than private university fees in the US and the same as public university fees. For example, fees for a full first year Bachelor of Commerce course at a leading New Zealand university will be around NZ$25,000 (Approx US$17,000).

Life in New Zealand

  • Lifestyle and Recreation :

From our unique culture to our huge range of outdoor activities and our friendly, laidback attitude, we reckon New Zealand is an awesome place to live . With a temperate climate, easy access to thousands of miles of beautiful beaches, four weeks paid holiday a year, and a dedicated life/work balance – some call ours one of the best lifestyles in the world.There’s always some adventure to be had in New Zealand. It really is a natural playground, one that New Zealanders treasure and enjoy daily. We have great surf beaches around the country, and in winter the lower South Island provides amazing snow mountains for winter sports. Everywhere you go there’s something new to do, even if it’s a relaxing picnic in one of our natural reserves.
You’ll find plenty of solo and team sports here. Some of our favorites include rugby, cricket, and swimming.

  • Just be yourself :

One of the things you’ll find in New Zealand is the acceptance of different views and ideas. New Zealand is a modern, secular, democratic societ. Freedom of speech, expression and religious beliefs are guaranteed by law.

  • Quality of life :

In many ways, it’s not what New Zealand has that’s important to quality of life here; it’s what we don’t have.
– We don’t have abject poverty or hunger, largely because of a commitment to social welfare dating back to the 1930s.
– Corruption is virtually unheard of. New Zealand was ranked the 2nd least corrupt country in the world.
– We don’t have the pollution, congestion, health issues and cramped city living that is often the case elsewhere.
What we do have is equal opportunity where people are not judged on their gender, how they sound, what colour they are, how they vote, or where – if – they go to church.

Working while you study in New Zealand

If you want to work in New Zealand, consider which visa opportunity best to you :

There are many types of work visas. Some are for short periods of 1 to 3 years in duration, and are called temporary. :
Other visas are more permanent and even offer the benefits of becoming a resident. These are called resident visas :
1- Temporary (1 to 3 years) work visa opportunities
There are work visa categories in New Zealand that are called temporary – and which may be granted for 1 to 3 years
2- Apply for a Working Holiday Visa
• Perfect if you are under 30 and looking to travel and work in New Zealand for up to 12 months (up to 23 months if you are from the UK)
• If you are under 35, a work exchange program is another option similar to a working holiday scheme.
Temporary work visa, called Essential Skills and this visa is best when you have a job offer.
This visa is best for highly skilled people, aged 20-35, and with recognised Qualifications. This visa is valid for up to nine months and allows you to come to New Zealand to search for work. Only 300 Silver Fern Job Search visas are issued each year.
3 – Apply for a Silver Fern Practical Experience visa
Once you’ve successfully found skilled employment on the Silver Fern Job Search visa, you’ll be eligible to apply for a Silver Fern Practical Experience visa. This allows you to work in New Zealand for up to two years. If you’ve studied full-time in NewZealand, you may have additional work visa options to choose from.
4- Work to Residence visas
Work to Residence work visa opportunities
Work to Residence visas allow you to stay in New Zealand for up to 30 months and are great for two different purposes:-
• If you are unsure how long you will stay but want the option to apply for a resident visa at a later date
• If you do not yet qualify for a resident visa but want to get work experience in New Zealand to help you in your resident visa Application.
Under the Work to Residence visa you can come to New Zealand on the following visa options:-
• Talent (Accredited Employers) – For people with a job offer from an accredited employer.
• Long Term Skills Shortage List – For people in occupations on the long-term skills shortage list.
• Talent (Arts, Culture and Sports) – For those with exceptional talent in a recognised field of art, culture or sport.

FAQ’s New Zealand

How long does it take to get a permanent residence visa? :
Every application is different and processing times largely depend on the type of visa being applied for. As a general rule however, it takes most applicants for permanent residence in New Zealand 6 to 12 months to receive a decision on their visa application. Spousal cases and temporary work visas tend to be a little quicker at 3 to 6 months, while applicants requiring professional registration can take an additional 6 to 12 months to process.
Will the immigration authorities or Embassy help me to prepare my application and make sure that everything is correct before applying? :
No. This type of service is no longer provided by Government. The authorities exist to enforce the immigration law, make decisions on residence applications and to issue residence visas.
Why do most people use an officially-recognized migration agent to double-check their visa application? :
Mostly to protect themselves from the HIGHER FAILURE RATE. permanent residence visa applicants can fail to receive their residence visas due to application errors, misunderstandings or confusion that commonly arise during the immigration process. This compares to an average success rate of over 95% for those applicants that apply through an officially-recognized migration agent.
What is a permanent resident? :
Essentially, a residence permit is a right affixed into your passport granting you the permanent right to live and work in a country. Once employed, you are generally eligible for state medical care, but must be resident in New Zealand for at least 2 years before qualifying for social welfare assistance (i.e. unemployment benefits). Temporary residents (those on student and work visas) are generally not entitled to medical care or social welfare assistance at any time.
When I migrate, will I lose my current passport? :
No, not necessarily. Firstly, you will enter as a permanent resident which does not affect your current citizenship status. After 5 years you can apply for New Zealand citizenship (but this is not obligatory).The New Zealand Government universally allows dual-nationality (i.e. the holding of two passports), so you could retain your current passport and obtain a New Zealand passport as well. Having said this, you must check that your own country of citizenship allows dual-nationality, as this right must be reciprocal. If not, you will need to surrender your other passport in order to become a New Zealand citizen.

Courses List

English
Foundation
Undergraduate
Postgraduate
Accounting & Finance
Advertising & PR
Architecture
Art & Design
Business
Computer Sciences
Economics
Engineering
Fashion
Forensic & Criminology
Health Sciences
Hospitality & Tourism
Language & Linguistics
Law
Management
Marketing
Media & Communications
Medicine & Dentistry
Natural & Environmental Sciences
Pharmacy
Politics & International Relations
Psychology
Social Sciences
Sports

July 2017

South-Korea

Korea is now rated as the 10th largest economy in the world,and Korea can become a desired destination for international education,The Korean Education market has huge potential.

July 2017

Switzerland

The high quality of education is relatively accessible and a large percentage of the student populations are foreign students

About Studying in Switzerland

There are many advantages to studying in Switzerland.
The high quality of education is relatively accessible and a large percentage of the student populations are foreign students.

You will meet and associate with people from all over the world, giving you a very global outlook and politically neutral understanding of life.

After a gruelling day of lectures, what can students do to relax?
All universities and colleges offer a variety of recreational activities for their students. There are several inter-university sports tournaments and you are likely to find tennis courts, sports centres and a café where students can socialise.

Away from campus, students are entitled to discounts at exhibitions, theatres, art galleries, and museums. A student would only need, between 100-150 Swiss Francs per week in order to sample everything that Switzerland has to offer.

In addition, as many colleges are situated in and around the Alps, many students enjoy the opportunity to learn to ski or snowboard.

Most Swiss universities structure their academic year in three term periods that run from early September to December, late January to early May, and late May to July respectively.

Most classes will involve lectures followed by group seminars; designed to discuss the issues raised in the lectures.

Tuition fees for universities and colleges in Switzerland vary from institution to institution.

On average, a student’s annual budget would need to cover approximately SFr 16,000 to SFr 24,000 depending on where you study and your standard of living.

Why Study in Switzerland

THE UNIVERSITIES
SWITZERLAND’S 12 UNIVERSITIES COMPRISE 10 CANTONAL UNIVERSITIES AND 2 FEDERAL
INSTITUTES OF TECHNOLOGY.
LANGUAGE OF TEACHING
THE LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION IS GERMAN AT THE UNIVERSITIES OF BASEL, BERN,
LUCERNE, ST. GALLEN AND ZURICH AND AT THE SWISS FEDERAL INSTITUTE OF
TECHNOLOGY ZURICH (ETHZ).
THE LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION IS FRENCH AT THE UNIVERSITIES OF GENEVA, LAUSANNE,
AND NEUCHATEL AND AT THE SWISS FEDERAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY IN
LAUSANNE (EPFL).
THE LANGUAGES OF INSTRUCTION ARE GERMAN AND/OR FRENCH AT THE UNIVERSITY OF
FRIBOURG; FRIBOURG IS THE CAPITAL OF THE BILINGUAL CANTON OF FRIBOURG.
STUDY PROGRAMS
THE NUMBER OF UNIVERSITY GRADUATES CONTINUES TO RISE EACH YEAR IN
SWITZERLAND. NEVERTHELESS, ALL STUDY PROGRAMMES HAVE REMAINED OPEN TO
STUDENTS HAVING A VALID MATURITY CERTIFICATE OR OTHER CERTIFICATE
QUALIFYING FOR UNIVERSITY ENTRANCE.
THE ONLY EXCEPTIONS ARE STUDY PROGRAMS IN MEDICINE (HUMAN MEDICINE, DENTISTRY,
VETERINARY MEDICINE) AND CHIROPRACTIC. THERE MAY BE ENTRANCE EXAMINATIONS
TO THESE STUDY PROGRAMS DEPENDING ON THE NUMBER OF APPLICANTS FOR
ADMISSION IN ANY GIVEN YEAR.
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
A. ADMISSION TO A BACHELOR’S PROGRAM
FOR ACCESS TO SWISS UNIVERSITIES A VALID SWISS MATURITY CERTIFICATE OR AN
EQUIVALENT FOREIGN UPPER SECONDARY SCHOOL-LEAVING CERTIFICATE QUALIFYING
FOR UNIVERSITY ENTRANCE IS REQUIRED.
EACH OF THE UNIVERSITIES MAKES ITS OWN DECISIONS AS TO WHAT CERTIFICATES AND
QUALIFICATIONS IT RECOGNIZES.
B. ADMISSION TO A MASTER’S PROGRAM
THE PREREQUISITE FOR ACCESS TO A MASTER’S PROGRAMME IS A SUCCESSFULLY
COMPLETED BACHELOR’S LEVEL PROGRAMME.
GRADUATES OF BACHELOR’S PROGRAMS HAVE ACCESS TO CERTAIN MASTER’S PROGRAMS, AS LISTED IN THE DATA BASE AVAILABLE AT UNI-PROGRAMME.CH. EACH OF THE UNIVERSITIES MAKES ITS OWN DECISIONS AS TO WHETHER A FOREIGN BACHELOR’S DEGREE GIVES THE HOLDER ACCESS TO MASTER’S PROGRAMS WITHOUT ENTRANCE EXAMINATIONS, OR ACCESS UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS, OR ACCESS WITH FURTHER REQUIREMENTS, OR DOES NOT GIVE ACCESS TO MASTER’S PROGRAMS. C. LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS THE UNIVERSITIES REQUIRE GOOD KNOWLEDGE OF THE LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION. AT THE MASTER’S LEVEL ESPECIALLY, THE UNIVERSITIES ARE OFFERING AN INCREASING NUMBER OF STUDY PROGRAMS IN ENGLISH. FOR STUDENTS THAT DO NOT HOLD FULLY RECOGNIZED CERTIFICATES QUALIFYING FOR UNIVERSITY ENTRANCE, THE ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS ALSO INCLUDE A UNIVERSITY ENTRANCE EXAMINATION . REQUIRED STEPS IF YOU WANT TO STUDY IN SWITZERLAND A. APPLY FOR ADMISSION CONTACT THE UNIVERSITY OF YOUR CHOICE PRIOR TO THE ADMISSION DEADLINE. SOME OF THE UNIVERSITIES ALSO ACCEPT ONLINE APPLICATIONS. THE MAIN DOCUMENTS THAT YOU WILL HAVE TO SEND TO THE UNIVERSITY ARE YOUR UPPER SECONDARY SCHOOL-LEAVING CERTIFICATE (THE ORIGINAL OR A NOTARIZED COPY) AND AN UP-TO-DATE PASSPORT PHOTOGRAPH. B. ENTRYVISA AND RESIDENCE PERMIT WITHIN 14 DAYS OF ENTERING SWITZERLAND, EU/EFTA CITIZENS MUST REGISTER WITH THE LOCAL AUTHORITY (EINWOHNERKONTROLLE, RESIDENTS’ REGISTRATION OFFICE) AT THE PLACE OF RESIDENCE AND APPLY FOR A RESIDENCE PERMIT. YOU WILL NEED TO PRESENT THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTS: – PERSONAL APPLICATION FOR RESIDENCE PERMIT VALID PASSPORT OR IDENTITY CARD PROOF OF REGISTRATION AT THE UNIVERSITY EVIDENCE OF SUFFICIENT FUNDS (BANK CERTIFICATE OR CERTIFIED DOCUMENT) PROOF OF ADDRESS AT PLACE OF RESIDENCE

Life in Switzerland

COST OF LIFE
COST OF LIFE IN SWITZERLAND IS SIMILAR TO THAT OF LARGE EUROPEAN CITIES. IN MOST
AREAS OF SWITZERLAND, COST OF LIFE IS CHEAPER THAN PARIS OR LONDON,
ALTHOUGH SOME ITEMS ARE ON AVERAGE MORE EXPENSIVE THAN ELSEWHERE IN 
EUROPE, SUCH AS FOOD.

FOREIGN COMMUNITIES
EXPATRIATES IN SWITZERLAND CONSISTENTLY REPORT HOW EASY IT IS TO FIT IN AND HOW
KIND THE SWISS ARE. AND IF YOU PREFER TO SOCIALIZE WITH OTHER EXPATRIATES,
THERE ARE COUNTLESS OPPORTUNITIES TO MEET THEM: SOCIAL GATHERING,
INTERNATIONAL SCHOOLS, CHURCHES, ETC…
SAFETY
SWITZERLAND OFFERS ONE OF THE HIGHEST PERSONAL AND PROPERTY SAFETY IN THE
WORLD.
HOME JACKING AND CARJACKING IS UNHEARD OF.

Working while you study in Switzerland

WHEN YOU HAVE RETAINED YOUR RESIDENCE PERMIT AND PROVEN YOU HAVE THE
FINANCIAL RESOURCES NECESSARY TO STUDY IN SWITZERLAND, YOU CAN WORK
ALONGSIDE YOUR STUDIES. IN FACT, THE STUDENT RESIDENCE PERMIT ALLOWS FOR
PROFIT-EARNING ACTIVITY, AS LONG YOUR UNIVERSITY PROVIDES A STATEMENT
CONFIRMING THAT YOUR EMPLOYMENT WILL NOT PROLONG THE LENGTH OF YOUR
STUDIES.
FOR FOREIGN STUDENTS, THE NUMBER OF WEEKLY WORK HOURS IS LIMITED TO 15, BUT THIS
IS FAIRLY FLEXIBLE DEPENDING ON THE CANTON (IN GENEVA, FOR EXAMPLE, YOU CAN
WORK UP TO 30 HOURS PER WEEK). NEVERTHELESS, MOST PEOPLE WILL ADVISE YOU
NOT TO TAKE ON EXTRA WORK, SINCE THE UNIVERSITY WORKLOAD IS ALREADY QUITE
HEAVY, DEPENDING ON THE FACULTY. IT IS EASIER TO FIND EMPLOYMENT IN THE COUNTRY

FAQ

WHAT REQUIRED FOR STUDENT VISA?
FOR STUDENT VISAS, THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTS ARE REQUIRED:
3 COPIES OF COMPLETED APPLICATION FORM.
4 PASSPORT-SIZE PHOTOGRAPHS (RECENT DATE).
PASSPORT OR TRAVEL DOCUMENT VALID FOR AT LEAST 3 MONTHS AFTER INTENDED VISIT.
3 COPIES OF THE PASSPORT INCLUDING THE SIGNATURE PAGE.
RETURN/ONWARD TICKET AND VISA FOR NEXT COUNTRY OF DESTINATION IF REQUIRED.
PROOF OF SUFFICIENT FUNDS IN THE FORM OF A RECENT BANK STATEMENT.
WHAT IS TIME REQUIRED TO ISSUE A VISA?
THE PROCEDURE USUALLY TAKES BETWEEN 6–8 WEEKS, SOMETIMES LONGER, DEPENDING
ON THE SEASON. WE THEREFORE RECOMMEND YOU SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION AS
EARLY AS POSSIBLE.
HOW LONG IS THE VISA VALID FOR?
A STUDENT PERMIT IS VALID FOR THE LENGTH OF THE STUDY PERIOD.
VISITOR VISA IS VALID FOR UP TO 3 MONTHS.
I HAVE TO SEND A LETTER OF INVITATION. WHAT FORMAT SHOULD I USE, IS THERE AN OFFICIAL FORM?
YOU DO NOT NEED A SPECIAL FORM FOR THE LETTER OF INVITATION. HOWEVER, THE
LETTER SHOULD CONTAIN THE REASON FOR, AND THE LENGTH OF THE STAY AS WELL
AS DETAILS ABOUT WHO IS FINANCING THE STAY IN SWITZERLAND.
I HAVE TO SUBMIT A SPONSORSHIP DECLARATION. WHERE CAN I FIND THE FORM?
YOU WILL BE GIVEN THE SPONSORSHIP DECLARATION FORM (FORMERLY DECLARATION OF
GUARANTEE) AT THE SWISS REPRESENTATION WHEN YOU PRESENT YOUR VISA
APPLICATION (PROVIDED A GUARANTEE IS CONSIDERED NECESSARY).
MY PASSPORT SOON EXPIRES. CAN I STILL USE IT TO ENTER / LEAVE SWITZERLAND?
YOUR PASSPORT MUST SIMPLY BE VALID FOR THE DURATION OF YOUR STAY.

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Ireland

Ireland is a high-tech hub for Europe and the wider world, with major technological companies such as Intel, Google, Facebook, eBay, Twitter, Hewlett Packard having their European headquarters in the country,one of the best-educated countries in the European Union

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CANADA

Canada has one of the best and most respected education systems in the world. Every year, thousands of students from other countries pursue their educational goals in Canada. With new ways to gain valuable Canadian work experience during and after your studies, the advantages of studying in Canada are great. There are also permanent immigration options for international students who have graduated from post-secondary programs in Canada

Other information about study permits
You may be asked to provide additional documents. In most cases, you and any family member coming to Canada with you will need a medical examination.You and any family member who is 18 or over may also need a security check.The visa office can assist you with these matters.

The visa office may ask to interview you as part of the process. If so, they will tell you when and where the interview will take place.

Renewing your study permit
You can apply to renew your study permit if you want to study longer. It is important to apply well before your current permit expires to ensure your permit remains valid.

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