Students at Swiss higher education institutions 2013: Analysis report – 17% higher education students from abroad

Press release, 29.09.2015

Neuchâtel - The proportion of international students at Swiss higher education institutions is 17%. With 19%, the universities show a higher percentage than the universities of applied science (14%) and the universities of teacher education (7%). The majority of these students come from neighbouring countries and are more dependent on financial support from their families than domestic students. The Federal Statistical Office's new publication examines these and many other issues.

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Sarah Gerhard Ortega, FSO, Education system section, +41 58 463 69 08, Sarah.Gerhard@bfs.admin.ch
Philipp Fischer, FSO, Education system section, +41 58 463 69 59, Philipp.Fischer@bfs.admin.ch

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Federal Statistical Office
Internet: http://www.statistics.admin.ch