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University of Applied Sciences HTW Chur
Chur, Switzerland

The University of Applied Sciences HTW Chur was founded in 1963, as an institute of technology. It was converted to its current form, as a University of Applied Sciences, in the year 2000. 1,400 students are currently studying there in five Bachelor study courses and several master programs. The seven institutes at the university are actively involved in applied research and development to guarantee the knowledge and technology transfer to the Swiss economy.

The University of Applied Sciences HTW Chur is small in size but still offers all the advantages of a University. Classes are of manageable size, where students can contribute actively and learn efficiently.

Chur has a history of human settlement reaching back over 5,000 years and is therefore the oldest city in Switzerland. With a population of approximately 35,000, it is also the capital of the holiday canton of Grisons. Chur is also the only Swiss city with its own summer and winter sports region called Brambruesch, which lies 1,100 to 2,176 meters above sea level. The local mountain Dreibuendenstein is reachable by gondola straight from the historical part of the city. Due to its favored location, Chur enjoys sunshine even when other Swiss cities are covered in fog. 

 

Language Requirement:

English

Estimated Monthly Living Expenses:

Housing - $350 to $600
Meals - $250 to $350
Personal Expenses - $400 to $500
Medical Insurance - $90 (one time only)

 

Click here to visit The University of Applied Sciences HTW Chur website

 

University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland FHNW
Olten, Switzerland

Campus Olten is centrally located within a few minutes walk of the railway station. It is spread over 5 buildings where teaching rooms, work stations, cafeterias, media centre and lockers are located. A shopping centre with restaurants, take-aways and a variety of shops is adjacent as is a sports hall.
Campus Olten is housed in modern buildings with a modern infrastructure. Many teaching rooms are fully cabled enabling students to log on with their laptops. There are also computer rooms and each class is allocated a cabled classroom with numerous work stations.

There is a cafeteria which offers snacks and warm meals at lunchtime at very reasonable prices. In the adjacent shopping centre there are restaurants and coffee shops as well as a take-away and supermarkets offering take-away food. The media centre has a broad reference section, also of English books, journals and other media. There are work stations and the centre is fully networked to all Swiss libraries.

Olten itself is a relatively small city on the major river Aare. Outside its medieval walls however, a modern city has grown which is especially popular as a major conference centre. This is due to Olten being the node of the Swiss railways: the cities of Zürich, Berne, Basel and Lucerne are all within half an hour's train journey and connections are frequent.As it has such a large catchment area, a full infrastructure is available. There are numerous sport facilities (athletics stadium, ice-rink, large swimming pool, airfield etc) and even "exotic" sports are available (beach-volleyball, hang-gliding, baseball etc).Access to the even larger number of events and facilities in the cities of Zürich, Berne, Basel or Lucerne are easily within reach by train and a network of night-buses between these centers ensures lectures can still be attended the next day.

 

Language Requirement:

English

Estimated Monthly Living Expenses:

Housing - $3500 to $600
Meals - $250 to $350
Personal Expenses - $400 to $500
Medical Insurance - $90 (one time only)

Click here to visit University of Applied Sciences Northwestern website

 

 

Bern University of Applied Sciences
Bern, Switzerland

 

The BUAS sites are located in the heart of Switzerland, in the idyllic canton of Bern. Because of its location, this canton fulfills an essential bridging function between the German-speaking and French-speaking areas of the country. The canton of Bern

is consequently bilingual and brings together different cultures. The canton can be divided into three geographical areas: the wooded hills of the Bernese Jura, the open plateau with its magnificent lakes and the majestic mountains of the Bernese Oberland. The canton of Bern is an area of fascinating contrasts: between town and country, cultivated and natural landscape, and traditional and modern. The thoughtful bear is Bern’s heraldic animal. A certain down-to-earth approach, serenity and reliability are recognized as typically Bernese attributes.

Nowhere is very far from anywhere else in Switzerland, and the public transport network is very well designed. The cities of Basel, Zurich, Lucerne and Lausanne can all be reached from Bern in an hour or so. Ski resorts are less than two hours away, as are the borders with Germany, France and Italy.

Located in the heart of Switzerland, Bern University of Applied Sciences (BUAS) is a particularly attractive place for foreign students. It is unique in Switzerland not only for some of its bachelor’s and master’s courses, but also for the opportunity of multilingual study that it offers.

The Bern University of Applied Sciences (BUAS) is situated in the canton of Bern which hosts the Swiss capital of the same name. The BUAS comprises six departments in various locations in and near Bern.  Over 6000 students are enrolled in 28 bachelor degree programs, 19 master degree programs and a variety of executive master, diploma and certificate of advanced studies programs as well as seminars.

Bern, The 800-year old city of Bern is both the cantonal and the Swiss national capital. It is the country’s political centre and the Old Town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. With around 130,000 inhabitants, it is a manageable size. Its many green spaces and the River Aare, which is popular for swimming in the summer, make for a high quality of life. A great variety of cultural, sport and leisure facilities ensure that there is always plenty to do.

 

 

Language Requirement:

English

Estimated Monthly Living Expenses:

Housing - $350 to $600
Meals - $250 to $350
Personal Expenses - $400 to $500
Medical Insurance - $90 (one time only)

Click here to visit Bern University of Applied Sciences website

 

Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts (German: Hochschule Luzern), is one of seven publicly funded Universities of Applied Sciences (UAS) in Switzerland that were founded on January 1, 1997. At that time, the Hochschule Luzern bore the name University of Applied Sciences of Central Switzerland (German: Fachhochschule Zentralschweiz) and only changed to the current name over ten years later, on October 15, 2007. 

Today, five departments or schools make up the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, comprising different campuses located in, or close to, the city of Lucerne. Despite its recent foundation, the Hochschule Luzern can look back on a long history, as it resulted from the merger and further development of several former advanced technical schools. The Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts is a powerful driver of business and cultural life in Central Switzerland. Innovative curricula and a state-of-the art infrastructure are geared to the needs of our students and their future employers. Research and close co-operation with industry, business, and cultural institutions at a local, national and international level, are part of our success.

 

Language Requirement:

English

Estimated Monthly Living Expenses:

Housing - $400 to $600
Meals - $250 to $350
Personal Expenses - $300 to $500
Medical Insurance - $90 (one time only)

 

Click here to visit the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences website

 

University of Basel
Basel, Switzerland

The city of Basel is home to the oldest university in Switzerland. Founded upon the initiative of local citizens in 1460, the University of Basel is a modern and attractive centre of teaching, learning, and research situated in the heart of the historic old town. The University of Basel has been self-managed since 1996 whilst remaining under the jurisdiction of the Cantons of Basel-Stadt and Basel-Landschaft. It provides committed individuals from all over the world with a strong academic community and an inspiring work environment. It is home to 3’500 staff. Its annual budget is approximately 500 million Swiss francs, of which one fourth each is borne by the two sponsoring cantons. The remaining costs are covered through federal contributions, third-party funding, other cantons, and tuition fees.

The University of Basel has full university status. It offers degree programs across the arts and sciences, ranging from Archaeology to Zoology. One of our distinctive strengths is the focus on «Culture» and «Life Sciences. Comprising 9’000 undergraduate and 2’000 postgraduate and doctoral students, the University of Basel is comparatively small by European standards. The 320 professors and 1’300 academic staff are dedicated to advancing knowledge and fostering independent thinking and socially responsible action. The mission is to accomplish first-class research, teaching, and public service. The University of Basel ranks among the world’s one hundred best universities and boast a top-ten place among German-speaking universities.

Language Requirement:

English

Estimated Monthly Living Expenses:

Housing - $400 to $600
Meals - $250 to $350
Personal Expenses - $300 to $500
Medical Insurance - $90 (one time only)

 

Click here to visit Univerity of Basel website

 

 

 

 



 

 


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