7 tips on how to prepare for a school in Switzerland

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7 tips on how to prepare for a school in Switzerland

Admission to schools abroad, especially in Switzerland, is a perfect way for foreign students to obtain high quality leaving certificate of secondary school for next educational steps - entering best universities. In addition, educational studies in Switzerland could be the best choices for future profession. It is a best choice for international students to fulfill knowledge about European atmosphere and culture. Students can develop their language skills and learn a new one, because there are three official national languages in Switzerland (German, French and Italian).

The application process in Switzerland is not so difficult. However, each applicant should follow some steps to succeed in entering school.

 First, future students should choose appropriate school for their abilities, budget, interests, and type of school (private or state). Then choose wisely educational program for applying.

Next, applicants or their parents should examine deadlines for application at Swiss schools, because it can vary from school to school. Switzerland schools that will receive application from foreign students too late will sign them up for the next educational period.

There is no age limit for foreign applicants. On the contrary, it will be easier, more interesting, and sometimes effective for applicants who have entered the lower grades of education.

Requirements for applicants depend on:

  • Educational program;

  • Educational peculiarities of a student's country;

  • Academic performance level.

Applicants should prepare translation of all documents in language of instruction of the school. Swiss Embassy can offer translation services for fee, if students have problems with translation.

List of documents for entering the sсhool:

  • Application form;

  • Passport and certified copy;

  • Academic achievements;

  • Personal student information;

  • Motivation letter;

  • Language certificate (if available):

    • German: DSH, TestDaF;

    • French: DELF and/or DALF;

    • English: IELTS or TOEFL.

  • Application fee.

Applicants without data about language proficiency should pass a language test. To prepare for a test or extend level of language foreign students can enter special intensive language course.

After all documents are prepared, foreign students are ready to submit their application to school, they visit the official website, check requirements for admission and contact through official web-portal.

After all previous steps foreign students should apply for an educational visa. Swiss Embassy or Consulate can offer consultation to students and provides with detailed information.

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