Facts and Figures

Universities of applied sciences

Universities of applied sciences are part of the Swiss higher education sector. They prepare for professional activities through practical studies and applied research. Study programmes are structured according to the Bachelor-Master system. Universities of applied sciences enjoy freedom of action with regards to the public authorities that sponsor them. Universities of Applied Sciences enable professionals to obtain higher education qualification.

Folie: UAS qualifications awarded by field of study and level, 2020

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Brochure «Facts and Figures - Vocational and Professional Education and Training in Switzerland»

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Completion rates for 2021

At the beginning of 2023, the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SEFRI) decided not to republish the «Facts & Figures» brochure in its usual form. 

For this reason, the 2022 version will continue to be used until 2024, when the new concept has been developed.

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