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Switzerland has 12 universities (located in the cities of Basel, Bern, Fribourg, Geneva, Lausanne, Neuchâtel, Zurich, Lucerne, St. Gallen), as well as the University of Applied Science, Art and Teacher Education. About 21% of the students are foreigners.

Universities in Switzerland are organized with higher value-added science, engineering, or practical skills than humanities and societies. Applicants who wish to enter a university should have Matura, a certificate of college entrance, after completing the Gymnasium.

In general, Swiss universities offer very low tuition fees because of the government's support, which is often the case for international students. In general, the faculty is taught in German, French, and Italian. Gradually, the courses are taught in English.

12 leading Swiss universities in alphabetical order

University of Basel
University of Bern
University of Friborg
University of Geneva
University of Neuchâtel
University of Lausanne
University of Lucerne
University of Lugano
University of St. Gallen
University of Zurich
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich

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