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How to apply University in Switzerland

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On this page, you will find the necessary guidance for the application and the online form that you will need to fill in.

Admission requirements

  1. Completed SSHE application form

  2. Photocopy of all academic diplomas or certificates obtained, translated to English language

    For Bachelor: High School Diploma or equivalent

    For Masters: Bachelor degree or equivalent

    For Doctorate: Master degree or equivalent

  3. Photocopy of valid foreign passport or permit (ID must be on English)

    (2 passport photographs if sent by post)

  4. CV or Resume

  5. 2 recommendation letters

  6. Certificate of English proficiency

English proficiency minimum scores

TOEFL internet-based (iBT)

IMPORTANT: Students who do not have any official English language level certificates (IELTS, TOEFL, etc.) should provide a documentation proof of being studied in an English speaking environment for a minimum of 3 years, or they will be asked to complete an entrance exam upon arrival. If the candidate’s level of English does not meet the requirements of the university, he/she will be asked totake a Pre-Bachelor / Pre-Master semester in order to imrove the level of English.

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Admission Process

Submit application form
Send all necessary documents mentioned in “Admission requirements”
You will be evaluated by SSHE and if accepted, you will receive the acceptance letter
Settle the payment for the 1st year of studies
Receive the admissions letter
Apply for Swiss student visa / permit

Application for Swiss student visa/permit

Documents required for Non-EU residents

  1. Detailed Current Curriculum Vitae (CV). This should clearly highlight any previous studies and any professional experience
  2. The ‘Admission letter’ from SSHE
  3. 1 page ‘Study Plan’ explaining your plans for studying at SSHE and your future degree intentions
  4. Completed Official visa and permit application documents from the state of Vaud (attached) – Official canton of Vaud visa or permit application form: FORM ‘M’ and FORM ‘E’
  5. Financial Proof with a Bank Statement / letter showing a minimum of an equivalent of CHF 30,000. — held in an internationally recognised bank / financial institute to show the student can support themselves here. (Should the funds be financed by a third party, please enclose an official letter of guarantee by the third party)
  6. 1 page ‘Motivation letter’ clearly explaining your reasons for choosing SSHE, Montreux and Switzerland
  7. 1 page ‘Return Statement’ that you will leave Switzerland and return to your country of origin after you have completed your intended studies
  8. Valid Passport
  9. 2 passport size photos (please write your name on the back of each photo)
  10. 1 page Proof of Address in Switzerland