Direkteinstieg für

Factsheets

Factsheets and Other Sources of Information on Education in Switzerland

General Information

Educational structure
Diagram of the Swiss education system, made by the Swiss Conference of Cantonal Ministers of Education (EDK/CDIP)

Adult education and lifelong learning
Overview of continuing education in Switzerland including links to the relevant authorities, compiled by "The Swiss Education Server", a joint initiative of the Swiss Conference of Cantonal Ministers of Education (EDK/CDIP) and the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI)

Quality Assurance of institutions of continuing education
Homepage of "eduQua", the Swiss quality certificate, supported by various federal offices and organisations (in German, French and Italian only)

Glossary
Compiled by the Swiss ENIC-NARIC

Pre-school, Primary, and Secondary level

Pre-school level
Primary level
Lower secondary level
Upper secondary level
Presentation of the Swiss Education System including links to the relevant authorities, compiled by "The Swiss Education Server", a joint initiative of the Swiss Conference of Cantonal Ministers of Education (EDK/CDIP) and the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI)

Grading system
Compiled by the Swiss ENIC

Vocational Education and Training

Vocational education (upper secondary level)
Higher vocational education
Overview of vocational education in Switzerland including links to the list of professions and schools, compiled by "The Swiss Education Server", a joint initiative of the Swiss Conference of Cantonal Ministers of Education (EDK/CDIP) and the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI)

Grading system
Compiled by the Swiss ENIC-NARIC

Higher Education

General Information

Structure of the Swiss Higher Education System: German/English, French/English
From the Swiss Diploma Supplement

Tertiary level studies and types of higher education institutions
Overview of higher education in Switzerland including links to the institutions, compiled by "The Swiss Education Server", a joint initiative of the Swiss Conference of Cantonal Ministers of Education (EDK/CDIP) and the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI)

Recognized higher education institutions
Compiled by the Swiss ENIC in cooperation with the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) and the  Swiss Conference of Cantonal Ministers of Education (EDK/CDIP)

Quality assurance
Homepage of the Center of Accreditation and Quality Assurance of the Swiss Universities (OAQ)

Universities

Studying in Switzerland
Information leaflet for foreign students, made by the Information and Documentation Service of the Rectors' Conference of the Swiss Universities (CRUS)

Access requirements and admission of Swiss and foreign students
Compiled by the Swiss ENIC-NARIC in cooperation with the admission offices of the Swiss universities (in German + French only)

Grading system
Compiled by the Swiss ENIC-NARIC

Evaluation and Recognition

Recognition Overview (PDF)
Compiled by the Swiss ENIC-NARIC

Responsibilities of the Swiss ENIC-NARIC
Compiled by the Swiss ENIC-NARIC

Procedure of credential evaluation at the Swiss ENIC-NARIC
Compiled by the Swiss ENIC-NARIC

Recognition of foreign diplomas in the higher education sector
Diplomas giving access to a regulated profession in the following fields: health care, teaching, technical professions, law and social work. Compiled by the Swiss ENIC-NARIC

Mutual recognition agreements  in German / in French
Multilateral agreements, Lisbon Convention, bilateral agreements. Compiled by the Swiss ENIC-NARIC

Diploma Supplement  in German / in French
Recommendations of the CRUS, structure of the DS, contact person and external links. Compiled by the Swiss ENIC-NARIC

List of competent authorities
Compiled by the Swiss ENIC-NARIC (in German + French only)

Frequently asked questions
Compiled by the Swiss ENIC-NARIC

 |   | 
20.03.2014