Map of Zurich Colleges and Universities
Zurich education offers ample scope to the students to realize and identify their potential and also encourage an overall growth. The three distinct levels of Zurich education are primary, secondary and tertiary.
School Education in Zurich
Zurich schools provide primary education which is compulsory for all the students. The duration of primary education depends in which canton the school is located. It may last from 4 to 6 years. Lower secondary education, the duration of second phase in compulsory education is 3 to 5 years. To complete the post compulsory education in Zurich it takes 3 to 4 years.
Broadly, schools offering upper secondary education in Zurich can be divided into two categories.Majority of the students opt for the vocational secondary schools, which impart practical training and prepare the students for a wide range of occupation. Academic upper secondary schools in Zurich rigorously train their students and prepare them for the university entrance
Higher Education in Zurich
Final and the tertiary stage of Zurich education is provided by different universities and higher vocational training institutes. 10 cantonal universities, 1 applied sciences university and 2 Federal Institutes of Technology offer ample scope to the students of Zurich to pursue their university education. Vocational certificates and higher vocational diplomas are awarded by the higher technical schools in Zurich.
Non University level of education in Zurich
To hone up professional skills and extend the general education numerous advanced vocational colleges are available. Universities of Applies Sciences (UAS) award professional diplomas on successful completion of 2 to 3 years of education.
Students wishing to seek admission in the universities of Zurich have to furnish a recognized school leaving certificate or an equivalent foreign certificate to gain entry into the university level. Universities also lay special stress on the knowledge of the student regarding the language of instruction. The academic year in Zurich universities generally start from September.
|Schools, Colleges and Universities in Zurich|
|University of Basel||University of Lugano|
|University of Bern||Franklin College Switzerland|
|University of Fribourg||University of Zurich|
|Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich||Geneva Business School|
|Berner Fachhochschule||Swiss Hotel Management School|
|Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne||Webster University Geneva|
|Hochschule Luzern||DCT University Center|
|Scuola Universitaria Professionale della Svizzera Italiana||Leman University Geneva|
|Ecole cantonale d'art du Valais||SES University of Geneva|
|Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst||Business School Lausanne|