WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT THE SWISS ACADEMIC INSTITUTE OF LAW (SAIL) PROJECT
The Swiss Academic Institute of Law (SAIL) is one of a kind, unique project in the field of international education.
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SAIL is in fact the successor and heir to all the academic potential, skills and traditions of the 20 best Russian universities which, together with the Association of Lawyers of Russia, united to create an international educational platform in Switzerland: compact, exclusive in terms of quality of education, with research and analytical centers, which has advanced, innovative technology for training the best Russian and foreign specialists in international law and business management.
The Academy is in fact intended to be an incubator for the best educational and business practices in both bachelor and master’s degree programmes and short-term leadership programmes, as well as in combined programmes, career immersion programmes, and such educational formats as international conferences and seminars, winter and summer schools.
The quality of education. Students enter one of 17 SAIL’s partner universities for a special Swiss programme, carefully prepared and verified by the best specialists in international education. The basis, the classics of the programme was born and formed many years ago, and it is a very interesting but difficult journey. Those who overcome it will be able to claim the most prestigious job in the best organizations and companies of Russia and other contries. Studies take place alternately in Russia and Switzerland (first semester in Russia, second and third in Switzerland, fourth and fifth in Russia, sixth and seventh in Switzerland, eighth month is left for preparation and presenting of a thesis).
The study process is intense and complex: in addition to the chosen university programme, each student has to master the Swiss programme. All this is complemented by practical lessons in Swiss international organizations and corporations, a live exchange of experience with invited industry leaders, coaching students at real intense negotiations with opponents in foreign language, classes in foreign language with the best Russian and foreign teachers.
Graduates leave the Academy with a decent background of theoretical, practical skills and business contacts. Students get two full-time diplomas — one of the Russian university they enrolled in, and one of the Swiss Academic Institute of Law.
The core subject – International law — will always be in demand. This profession is your reliable anchor in life, the basis for further development in any sphere. The law permeates through all spheres of our life without any exception. The profession is prestigious, deep, financially intensive, intelligent, strong, equally open to both men and women. Many political and business leaders in the world are lawyers in the field of International Law.
All those who wish it will be able to continue their studies to Master’s level, either at our Academy in Switzerland or at any other university in Russia, Europe and other countries.
Foreign language is an essensial element of education. Two languages (English + French) are taught in the most intensive format throughout the course of study in Switzerland. Beginning from the third year, education in the SAIL is provided in English with the active participation of teachers and speakers from Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States. The language requirements are the highest. Our goal is to train specialists who will easily beat their competitors on all political and business platforms. Studying will be difficult, but very interesting.
We are expanding our facilities for holding classes and educational events. Depending on the practical feasibility, studies are held in Montreux, Geneva, Zurich, other Swiss cities.
Safety of stay of the students. In Switzerland, the Board of Executive Directors of the SAIL Group educational holding is located. We will always be attentive to the children and carefully create comfortable conditions for study and rest.
Tuition fee. A prerequisite for enrollment into the SAIL programme is admission to one of the Russian partner universities, in each of which the conditions for admission of candidates are different. Similarly to having certain requirements for the list of Unified State Examination subjects and minimum pass points to enroll into the Bachelor's programme, there are certain entry tests for enrollment in the Master’s programme.
An average cost of each Swiss semester is about 15,000 CHF. A very attractive, average tuition fee for a very special, strong, prestigious education at the private Swiss Academy. For our part, we are already working hard together with our partners to create the student support grant system.
The cost also includes full and comprehensive support for each student at all stages of admission and study, including:
- Switzerland entry visa (type D) arrangements
- Student residence permit (Permis B) arrangements
- Seeking accommodation: an apartment or a room in the campus according to the student’s individual preferences
- Support throughout the educational process
- Customized curriculum
- Organization of educational and tourist tours around Swiss cities, organization of additional seminars and student meetings
- Continuous feedback from our curators in Russia and Switzerland