Top 10 Universities in Switzerland

Switzerland surprised the whole world for being one of the most important academic European countries, according to the Academic Ranking of World Universities. It also comes in second place in terms of the number of PhD holders in Europe and in the same ranking in terms of the best university study destination for international students.

Moreover, according to the Academic Ranking of World Universities, the top universities in Switzerland are 10 and they are as the following:

1- ETH Zurich – Swiss Federal Institute of Technology

The ETH Zurich came in first place among the top 10 universities in Switzerland and in the ninth globally. It depends on two main teaching languages: German and English. The number of international students: 6,888.

In addition, the university includes a number of disciplines, such as natural sciences, humanities, physics, engineering and technology, computer science, economics, and social sciences.

For more info about the university and admission, visit ETH Zurich.

2- École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

The university came second among the Swiss universities and in the 30th place globally. The teaching languages are French and English. The number of international students: 5,265.
Similarly, it includes different disciplines, such as humanities and arts, life sciences, engineering and technology, physics, social sciences, and computer science.

Learn more about École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne.

3- University of Basel

The third place was for the University of Basel, which also came in 98th place globally. Its teaching languages are German and English. The number of international students: 3,015.
It includes different disciplines, such as humanities, economics, and computer science.

Read more at the University of Basel.

4- University of Zurich

The university ranks fourth among the Swiss universities and the 106th globally. Its teaching languages are German and English. The number of international students: 4,688.
It includes different disciplines, such as arts, business and economics, social sciences, and medicine.

Visit the website of the University of Zurich to know more.

5- University of Bern 

The University of Bern comes in the fifth rank among the Swiss universities and 110th globally. Its teaching languages are German, French, and English. The number of international students: 2,052.
It includes different disciplines, such as arts, computer science, economics, medicine, physiology, and social sciences.

To get more info, visit the University of Bern website.

6- University of Geneva

The university earned the Sixth place locally and the 137th globally. Its teaching languages are French and English. The number of international students: 6,235.
It includes different disciplines, such as humanities, economics, medicine, social sciences, physiology, and translation.

Read more at the University of Geneva.

7- University of Lausanne

The University of Lausanne was the seventh locally and 151st globally. Its teaching languages are French and English. The number of international students: 3,036.
It includes different disciplines, such as theology, law, arts, social sciences, business and economics, biology, and geosciences.

Visit the University of Lausanne for more info.

8- University of Fribourg

In the eighth place, you can find the University of Fribourg, which also ranks between 251 and 300 globally. Its teaching languages are French, German, and English. The number of international students: 1,927.
It includes different disciplines, such as law, communication, philosophy, languages, arts, social sciences, and medical science.

Learn more at the University of Fribourg.

9- University of Neuchatel

The university ranked the 9th locally and between 401 and 500 globally. Its teaching language is French. The number of international students: 926.
It includes different disciplines, such as humanities, law, pharmaceuticals, and economics.

To know more, visit the website of the University of Neuchatel.

10- University of St. Gallen

The University of St. Gallen came in the 10th place locally and between 401 and 500 globally. Its teaching languages are German and English. The number of international students: 2,440.
It includes different disciplines, such as humanities, law, economics, finance, and management.

For admission info, visit the University of St. Gallen website.

These were the top 10 universities in Switzerland. Check also our article about the enrollment requirements in the Swiss universities.

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