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In Switzerland for education or training

07.06.2021 – Ruth von Gunten | educationsuisse

Information on education in Switzerland specifically for young Swiss Abroad

A good education provides an excellent foundation for a person’s professional future. Switzerland is known worldwide for its excellent education system. But the past year, characterised by the Covid-19 pandemic, posed a great challenge to Swiss educational and training institutions and their students and trainees. Universities and universities of applied sciences had to switch to online teaching at very short notice. Apprentices in dual vocational training had to adapt to new rules in their training companies and could sometimes only attend vocational schools virtually. Much social exchange was lost, but the most important thing remained: teaching and training continued without interruption at all levels. Wherever possible, a return to face-to-face teaching is taking place.

Young Swiss people abroad also have the opportunity to come to Switzerland for vocational training or university studies.

Educationsuisse offers information, advice and support free of charge

  • Information relating to different educational options such as university studies or vocational training
  • Information relating to specific questions regarding admission requirements, required language skills, deadlines, accommodation, insurances, etc.
  • Individual counselling on the topic of education in Switzerland
  • Vocational and study counselling in cooperation with a professional career counselling provider (fee-based)
  • Assistance in applying for cantonal scholarships and administrative support
  • Student grants from educationsuisse and private foundations

The educationsuisse staff speak German, French, Italian, Spanish and English. They will be glad to help and answer questions about education in Switzerland via email, telephone, Skype or on-site in Bern.

Information and contact

The Swiss education system is illustrated and outlined in an easy-to-follow diagram on The website also contains a lot more information on education in Switzerland.

For specific questions, contact
Alpenstrasse 26, 3006 Bern, Switzerland
phone +41 31 356 61 04 | email