With four national languages and some of the most renowned universities in Europe, it’s no surprise that Switzerland is a popular location for international students. Alongside a picturesque landscape and generous university funding, it’s likely Switzerland will continue to remain a popular study location.
We’ve put together the latest international university rankings to identify some of the best universities for PhD study in Switzerland.
|University||THE 2021||QS 2021||ARWU 2020|
|École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne||43||14||83|
|University of Zurich||=73||69||56|
|University of Basel||=92||149||88|
|University of Bern||109||=114||101-150|
|University of Geneva||=149||106||59|
|University of Lausanne||=191||169||101-150|
|Università della Svizzera Italiana||251-300||273||701-800|
|University of Fribourg||351-400||601-650||401-500|
|University of Neuchâtel||401-500||-||-|
|University of St Gallen||401-500||428||-|
|Information in this table is based on the latest Times Higher Education World University Rankings, QS World University Rankings and Academic Ranking of World Universities. Visit their websites for more information.|
As its education system has recently introduced a range of new innovative research opportunities, Switzerland competes with other top European countries as an attractive destination for PhD research.
The Swiss National Science Foundation also offers generous support for early career researchers. This makes in an excellent choice for those wishing to continue their research in the same location after their PhD.
We've put together a few tips and tricks that can help you make the most of rankings for PhD study in our guide.
Last updated - 29/03/21