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Can I study in Switzerland?

I am currently living in Zürich and want to find out if I can study anywhere without a Matura Level education?
I grew up in Australia and there I completed 10 years of school, not 12 years which is equivalent to the Swiss 'Matura'
I want to find out if there are ANY kinds of schools who would accept me, most likely not universities, but commercial or vocational schools? does anybody know?
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Re: Can I study in Switzerland?

R_K,

Try google and I suspect you'll find your answers. You can study lots things here, languages, hotel school, alpine yodeling? How old are you? What do you want to do with your life? Why Switzerland? Grew up in Australia, do you speak any of the national languages? Do you have the cash, Switzerland is not the most inexpensive place to live...

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Re: Can I study in Switzerland?

Yeah I tried google but it's difficult to find the right details, especially when everything is in German(my German is very basic) which is why I wanted to see if anyone knew from personal experience.
I'm 22 years old and not exactly sure what I want to study, maybe something along the lines of Business Administration.
Lucky for me I am a Swiss Citizen (Both my parents are Swiss, hence why I decided to come here and see where I'm from) so I believe that in some places tuition would not be as high for me as it would be for a foreigner, the problem is finding out whether I would be accepted anywhere, I have over 5 years work experience BUT not Matura level School Diploma, it's a tough Country! but I want to stay.
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Old 25.12.2009, 20:39
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Yeah I tried google but it's difficult to find the right details, especially when everything is in German(my German is very basic) which is why I wanted to see if anyone knew from personal experience.
I'm 22 years old and not exactly sure what I want to study, maybe something along the lines of Business Administration.
Lucky for me I am a Swiss Citizen (Both my parents are Swiss, hence why I decided to come here and see where I'm from) so I believe that in some places tuition would not be as high for me as it would be for a foreigner, the problem is finding out whether I would be accepted anywhere, I have over 5 years work experience BUT not Matura level School Diploma, it's a tough Country! but I want to stay.
Hi, I hope someone who knows will give you specific info, but as for google, don't tell me you aren't aware of google translator. How do you think people who don't know a word of German manage to find jobs and college admissions here, applying from different continents?
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Re: Can I study in Switzerland?

I would think that the answer is yes, but it is not so easy. You
will most likely have to prove that your German is semi-fluent.

One girl I knew passed the Zentralmittelstufenprüfung, or ZMP in German
to prove that she ws fluent enough.

You first have to decide what kind of school you want and talk to
the entrance counselors.
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Re: Can I study in Switzerland?

Yes, but it is not so direct. You will probably have to prove that
your German is at a decent level. One girl I knew had to pass
the Zentralmittelstufenprüfung in German, or ZMP to attend
a school.

Find out what you want to do career wise and then talk to an
admissions counselor at the respective school.
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