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  • An International Family

    Our diverse international community features students and staff from over 100 nationalities

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  • Personalised Learning

    We value each student’s individuality as well as his or her integration into society. Our programme of studies prepares our students for the demands of a global 21st century.

    CDL prepares students for the worlds top universities

  • Our People

    We benefit from talented and experienced faculty, staff and our Senior Leadership Team.

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  • A range of activities

    The opportunities don't stop when the school terms end. We offer a range of activities for your child to discover, from ski trips to performing arts camps and guided GAP years

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  • A Place to Call Home

    Whether your child is joining us at Pre-K or midway through their learning journey, we offer a nurturing environment that will make a huge difference to their future

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  • Broadening Horizons

    From the city to lake and the mountains, every child will find something to love in our range of activities

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  • A Safe Place to Grow

    Our safe and welcoming campus will be a home where your child can learn to be confident and independent

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  • Say Hello

    Get in touch or visit us to discover what makes Collège du Léman an inspiring place to learn

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Universities in Switzerland

  • University of Zurich

At university level, Switzerland has worldwide recognition for its academic excellence and high quality teachers. The country is home to some of the world’s best ranked academic institutions such as Zurich’s Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (which ranks 7th in Engineering, Science and Technology and has hosted 31 Nobel Laureates), Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, University of Geneva and the University of Zurich.

The tranquillity, scenery and fresh mountain air provide a perfect environment for study, paired with the country’s location in the centre of Western Europe. Switzerland borders five countries and has four national languages, English is also widely spoken throughout making the country impressively multilingual and internationally appealing. As a result 21% of university students come from abroad.

Its geographical advantage is enhanced because of the public transport system. Reliable, punctual and comfortable, students are enticed by the idea of easy access to major cities such as Berne, Basel, Geneva and Zurich as well as parts of Europe. Even though Switzerland is not a member of the EU, many students can travel across Europe without needing a visa.

Despite being a relatively expensive place to live, the cost of a public university education in Switzerland is much lower than many other European countries. Not only are tuition fees remarkably less, but there are generous government and university sponsored scholarships available.  Private universities cost significantly more.

Increasing its appeal to prospective students is the natural surroundings and the activities they allow. Skiing and snowboarding are top of the list and students at university are eligible for an inexpensive year-long ski pass to some of the world’s best slopes. Meanwhile the summer months bring water sports and clear lake swimming and an abundance of walks and hikes up in the mountains and surrounding areas.

Collège du Léman provides our students with opportunities to attend their top choice university anywhere in the world. Main destinations for our 2017 Graduating Class included the UK (34%), Switzerland (23%), North America (16%) and other countries (13%), including France, Spain, Japan, Korea and Sweden. Fourteen percent took a gap year and will attend university in 2018.