The Swiss education system
In Switzerland, 1.5 million students go to school everyday which represents more than 19% of the population. Depending on the canton, schools teach either in German, in French, in Italian or in Romansh.
Primary & secondary education
In Switzerland, cantons run their own education system. Cantons choose what languages are taught in which schools, the length of the school day, and the enrolment ages.
Which school should you send your child to?
In Switzerland, more than 90% of the children go to public schools, which are rated among the best worldwide. About 20% of the Swiss population is foreign, and you will have a choice of bilingual schools, international schools, boarding schools and foreign schools. These schools can be either public or private.
Going to university in Switzerland
Swiss universities are ranked among the best worldwide. Their diplomas are recognized in most countries, attracting students from all over the world.