Pupils and Students

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Compulsory education

In 2022/23, around 1 011 400 pupils participated in compulsory education, representing an increase of 10,8% compared with 2010/11.

Tertiary level - Higher education institutions

The number of students at higher education institutions (UIT, UAS or UTE) increased by 18% during the last ten years. In 2023/24, about 276 500 students are enrolled at a Swiss higher education institution.

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Compulsory education

Primary level 1-2, primary level 3-8, lower secondary, special education programme

Upper secondary level

Vocational education and training (VET), general education

Tertiary level - Professional education

Colleges of higher education, preparation for federal and advanced federal professional examination

Tertiary level - Higher education institutions

Students, entrances, intensity of study, student mobility within Switzerland


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