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Tertiary level education

Tertiary level education
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Higher vocational education and training

Together with the universities of applied sciences, universities of teacher education, the universities and the Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology, higher vocational education and training is part of the tertiary level of the Swiss education system.  

Higher vocational education and training enables students to obtain professional qualifications tailored to the needs of the labour market. It provides the Swiss economy with a broad range of highly-qualified professionals. Higher vocational education and training is characterised by a well-balanced mix of theory and practice.

If you want to know, if a certain university is accredited in Switzerland, we refer to the internet site of «swissuniversities», where all officially recognized or accredited swiss higher education institutions are listed:

For further information, we refer to the swiss agency of accreditation and quality assurance (

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