Pupils and Students

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Compulsory education


In 2017/18, almost 945 000 pupils participated in compulsory education, representing an increase of 3,5% compared with 2010/11.

 

Tertiary education - Higher education institutions

The number of students at higher education institutions (UIT, UAS or UTE) increased by 34% during the last ten years. In 2017/18, about 250 000 students are enrolled at a Swiss higher education institution.

At a glance

Further information

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On this topic

Compulsory education


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

Upper secondary education

Vocational education and training (VET), general education

Tertiary level - Advanced professional education and training (PET)

Professional education and training colleges, preparation for federal and advanced federal PET diploma examinations

Tertiary education - Higher education institutions


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

Social and Economic Conditions of Student Life

Students' living and study conditions

Contact

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