Study In Liechtenstein - International Students
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Find universities in Liechtenstein and study in Liechtenstein, our guide for international students to study abroad.
Officially known as the Principality of Liechtenstein, this tiny landlocked country leaves a surprisingly strong impression. International students coming to study a degree in Liechtenstein will have a great quality of life. It has one of the highest GDPs in the world, one of the lowest unemployment rates and plenty to keep you occupied.
Liechtenstein is the only country to lie entirely in the Alps, so winter sports such as skiing and snowboarding are extremely popular pastimes – perfect for when the studying gets too much.
How can you study a degree in Liechtenstein?
Despite its small stature, Liechtenstein actually has four universities where you can study a degree. The four are:
University of Liechtenstein
Private University in the Principality of Liechtenstein
International Academy for Philosophy
Tuition fees in Liechtenstein vary depending on the course and institution, but as a guide, you should expect to pay around CHF1,500 (€1,225) a month.
Immigration and visas
Liechtenstein is not a member of the EU, but it does have reciprocal visa agreements with EU member countries. This means that EU students will be able to study a degree in Liechtenstein without needing to apply for a visa – but they still will need to get a short-term residency permit.
If you are coming from a non-EU country, you will still need to apply for a student visa. Typically, you will need to demonstrate the following:
You have a confirmed place on a course at a recognised education institution
You are not already in the country on a tourist or business visa
You have paid all relevant visa fees
You have sufficient funds to support yourself
You have comprehensive health insurance cover
Accommodation and living costs
The most popular option for international students new to Liechtenstein is to live in halls of residence provided by your chosen university. This will allow you to settle into life more easily, meeting fellow students and getting student support.
However, it is possible to find private accommodation while you study in Liechtenstein – your chosen university should be able to help you find the right property or but you in contact with estate agents.
How safe is Liechtenstein?
Liechtenstein is easily one of the safest countries in the world, with very little crime and a small police force. The most likely crimes you’ll see are drink driving, but it’s the weather conditions that give the biggest cause for concern. Hikers should be careful when exploring the countryside.
Students should always take care to protect their own personal safety in order to avoid becoming victims of crime. They can do this by:
Staying in touch
Avoiding carrying around large amounts of money
Staying in groups, especially at night, and never walking alone
Not making valuables obvious
Always having a route home planned and never getting into unlicensed taxis
Being wary of strangers
Being careful of traffic
Staying in touch when your child is studying on the other side of the world might seem daunting – but there are ways you can talk regularly that don’t have to involve long distance phone calls and a nasty bill at the end of the month. Here are a few tips:
Skype – the free video calling service can be downloaded within seconds, and will allow you to talk face to face anywhere you have an internet connection
Blogging – maybe encourage your child to keep a blog of their adventures overseas, so that other families members (such as grandparents) can keep up to date
Local sim cards – it is also a good idea for your child to buy a phone with a local pay as you go sim card when they arrive so that they can text and call home without running up a bill
What to do next
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