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Education System Overview

In the 2015-2016 academic year, 2,032 U.S. students studied abroad for academic credit in Switzerland - a 21 percent increase since the 2012 term. 

Academic year:

  • First Semester: September – December
  • Second Semester: February – June

Structure of the University System

Years of study required to earn a bachelor's degree: 3 years

The language of instruction in universities: German, French, Italian and English