The Swiss education system can be divided in three main parts: compulsory education, upper secondary level and tertiary level. A specificity in Switzerland is the high degree of permeability: there are different ways to reach your goal and you can switch easily from one to the other! Let’s look at it from top to bottom.
As you see in the above picture, higher education forms the tertiary level. In order to qualify for this level, you have to get an upper secondary degree, then you can choose between:
- Professional education and training colleges – which enable professionals who have completed vocational education and training to specialize and to enhance their skills and knowledge; and
- The universities – which offer various academic and practice-oriented programmes
***Obtained from https://www.studyinswitzerland.plus/education-system/