Study in Liechtenstein
The educational system of Liechtenstein is divided into the kindergarten, primary, secondary and higher education. The kindergarten is for children 5 to 7 years old and is optional or voluntary on the part of the parents. Primary education consists of five grades while the secondary education level has three tracks. With no universities or collegiate institutions locally, higher education is continued abroad especially in Germany, Switzerland and Austria.
The primary school is the beginning of compulsory education in the country. It offers such subjects as German, mathematics, social studies, art, music, sports, textiles and technical design, religion and English, starting at Grade 3 of five grades.
The secondary school is divided into three tracks, namely: the Oberschule for Grade 6 that prepares students for their chosen vocations; the Realschule, where students are prepared for professional career; and Gymnasium that prepares students for university schooling. This provides students with the option to concentrate on humanities or on mathematics and economics.
Higher educational opportunities are limited. Students can take university courses in institutions in Switzerland, Austria and Tubingen in Germany that have contractual arrangements with Liechtenstein for free entry to their institutions, where the languages of instruction are German and English. The university studies have three stages that offer various courses leading the Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree, and Doctoral degree.
Students who are neither European Union (EU) citizens, nor citizens of a European Economic Area (EEA) country, typically need a visa to be able to study in Liechtenstein. Degrees earned in Liechtenstein schools are considered prestigious and receive global recognition.
The International Academy of Philosopy offers only its prestigious Doctor of Philosopy (PhD) degree to those students who complete the rigorous coursework, plus a doctoral thesis of 70,000 to 100,000 words. Students may choose to write the thesis in German, Spanish, or English.
One other school is the Private University in the Principality of Liechtenstein.
Tuition fees in Liechtenstein vary depending on the institution and course of study. Generally, tuition fees in Liechtenstein do not exceed € 4000 per academic year. The cost of study at the public university of Liechtenstein is CHF 850 per semester.
Following housing options are available to international students who wish to study abroad in Liechtenstein:
Hall of Residence : The most common and popular housing option for international students in Liechtenstein is hall of residence provided by the institution chosen. Hall of Residence helps to meet fellow students and get student support.
Private Accommodation : Students can find the private accommodation through the estate agents. The price varies depending upon the size, location and facilities.
The cost of living in Liechtenstein varies on individual basis. The minimum expected costs of living for students living in Liechtenstein amounts to around CHF 1,500 per month.
Liechtenstein has an excellent and well-developed network of public transport. It has well maintained roads. Cycling is popular in the country.
Railways connect Liechtenstein to Austria and Switzerland, with four stations through Liechtenstein. One can travel in and around the country easily by bus or train. Also, students up to the age of 25 years get price discounts on travel.
LIEmobil Bus: The bus network in Liechtenstein is inexpensive and easy way to get around the country. In Liechtenstein, there are small and double-decker buses. To know the timetable of the buses in Liechtenstein,
Rent a Car- You can even rent a car even if you wish to get around the country. To know the details of the car rental firms in Liechtenstein.
Students who come from a country with which Liechtenstein has no insurance agreement, in that case, they need to log in their own home country or in Liechtenstein / Switzerland insure.