Study in Switzerland

If you want to study in Switzerland, then you need to know which of its universities are right for you. Times Higher Education World University Rankings take the top institutions in the world, and look at their performance across all of their core objectives: teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook.

Switzerland has 10 universities in the overall Times Higher Education World University Rankings. The highest-ranking university in Switzerland is ETH Zurich – Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, which is ranked at number 9.

Choosing where to study for a degree in Switzerland is one of the biggest decisions you will ever make. THE’s student resources are here to help you make the right choice, particularly if you want to study abroad. Explore the universities of Switzerland below - we’ve pulled together some information that we hope will help you to decide where to study.

Use the map to see where Switzerland’s top universities are located, and if any institutions are of particular interest, you can click on their name, or the “explore” button, to find out more. We’ve also pulled in information about how much Switzerland is investing in its higher education, and also how many people live there.

Our World University Rankings were founded in 2004 and our data are trusted by governments and universities across the world.

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Top universities in Switzerland

Statistics about Switzerland

  • Expenditure on education out of total expenditure 15.4%
  • Of which, on higher education 26.15%
  • Enrollment rate in higher education 57.23%
  • Population 8,281,430
  • Unemployment 4.58%
  • Annual GDP 0.84%
Data source: The World Bank