Vaud: Education

Students opting for higher education in the Canton of Vaud have a choice of four traditional universities and 11 universities of applied science. Around 30% of the Canton's population has at least attended a course of tertiary education (at a university of applied science or otherwise). The Canton also has around 50 private schools and colleges, several of international reputation.


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Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne

Lausanne University


University of Applied Science

Vaud Cantonal School of Business and Engineering

Swiss Institute for Experimental Cancer Research 

International Institute for Management Development (lien en anglais uniquement)

Swiss Graduate School of Public Administration

École hôtelière de Lausanne


Other specialized colleges

Lausanne University of Art and Design

Conservatoire de Lausanne (Link only in French)

École-atelier Rudra Béjart Lausanne 


Applications for grants

General informations (Link only in French)

educationsuisse – education in Suisse


The school system in the Canton of Vaud

School system


For more information on education in the Canton of Waudt

Canton de Vaud: Education

On the fringes of public education, canton Vaud is also home to a network of private schools:

Vaud association of private schools

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