Great value is placed on education in Switzerland and, therefore, the federal state and the cantons offer a comprehensive public education which is completely or almost free for pupils and students. Intensive use is made of this facility and only an exceptionally small percentage of the Swiss population attend initial education, or a part of it, at private schools.
Because of cantonal authority, the Swiss education system is an exceptionally varied and very complicated structure to navigate. Where no generally valid information can be given, you will therefore be referred to the appropriate cantonal entities.
On the following pages, we also give you a brief overview of the main educational opportunities in Switzerland with links to obtain more detailed information. Information notes containing short descriptions of the different courses and admission conditions can be consulted on the download page. AJAS will be happy to answer any further questions.