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12400
Students enrolled in this school.
3
Bachelor's programs offered entirely in English.
9
Master's programs offered entirely in English.

Why should I study here?

FHNW is one of Switzerland’s leading universities of applied sciences and arts, actively involved in teaching, research, continuing education, and service provision—both innovative and practice-oriented. Its broad range of degree programmes, hands-on concept, innovative, application-oriented research and global network make FHNW a diversified and appealing educational institution, a sought-after partner to industry and an attractive employer in northwestern Switzerland.

What are the admissions criteria?

Applicants must have high school diplomas, and non-anglophone countries or high schools must submit English proficiency test scores. Application deadlines are different and details can be found in the programs.

What is student life like?

Scholarships & Funding

Housing options.

In Basel, all accommodation placements work via WoVe, the accommodation service of the FHNW, and the University of Basel. When international students are accepted for a course of study or exchange semester, they can register with the student accommodation center, WoVe. For a small fee, this organization will assist in the finding of a separate furnished room or studio, or a room within a communal flat. The rental for such accommodation is between CHF 500 and 900 per month. There is a choice of homestay or shared flat accommodation in the area of Brugg-Windisch. Rates start from CHF 360 per month (which includes utilities). The Accommodation Office will assist exchange students to find accommodation. There is a limited number of rooms available in Olten at affordable rates. Students should budget between CHF 450 and CHF 600 per month for accommodation (which includes utilities).

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Additional notes.

Be sure to check out information on the Universities of Applied Sciences.

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