Valais: Education

Although the Canton has no traditional university of its own, the possibility of pursuing higher education does exist. Thus the Valais boasts the “Haute Ecole Spécialisée de Suisse occidentale”, in Sierre and Sion, which is classed as a university of applied science. The Distance-Learning Centre for French-Speaking Switzerland, based in Sierre, also makes it possible to follow university courses by correspondence. 



University of Applied Science

University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland  


Other specialized colleges

Valais Cantonal Art College
Brig Study Centre (FS-CH) (Link only in German and French)

University Research Institute for the History of the Alpine Arc (Link only in German and French)

Idiap Research Institute


Applications for grants

General information (Link only in German and French)

Association for the Promotion of Training for Young Swiss Abroad (AJAS)


The teaching system in the Canton of Valais



For more information on education in the Canton of Valais

Department of Education and Security (Link only in German and French)

Office for tertiary education (Link only in German and French)

Distance-Learning Centre for French-Speaking Switzerland

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