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  • Helping students find their place in the world

    We create a safe space for children to express and nurture their individuality.

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  • Our international and multi-cultural student family

    Our diverse community includes students from over 110 nationalities

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  • Our people

    Our learning community includes talented and experienced faculty and staff

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  • Personalised learning journeys

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

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  • Summer and winter camps for children 4 to 18 years old

    A range of activities for your child to discover, from summer to winter, ski trips to performing arts camps.

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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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  • Discover Collège du Léman

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

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  • A place to call home

    Whether your child is joining us in Early Years or midway through their learning journey, we offer a nurturing environment that will make a huge difference to their future

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  • Contact us

    We would love to hear from you, so that we can discuss what your child needs to thrive.

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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.