SchulamtAustrasse 79Postfach 684FL – 9490 VaduzPrincipality of Liechenstein
The main tasks of the Office of Education are the maintenance and the
development of the education system, including kindergarten, school and
The Ministry of Education and its affiliated offices (Office of
Education, Office of Vocational Training, Vocational Guidance Center)
support people along their path, which is now increasingly characterized
by lifelong learning.
Structure of the Education System in Liechtenstein (Eurydice)
Public website of the Office of Education
Description of differend levels of education covering Kindergarten, primary, secondary and general upper secondary education leading to higher education entrance qualification, as well as higher education
Public website of the Office for Vocational Education and Training and Career Counselling.
Description of vocational education system and career counselling services.
The Liechtenstein higher education and reseach system include the following accredited institutions.- the University of Liechtenstein (Universität Liechtenstein), - the Private University in the Principality of Liechtenstein (Private Universität im Fürstentum Liechtenstein, UFL),- the International Academy of Philosophy (Internationale Akademie für Philosophy im Fürstentum Liechtenstein, IAP)and a research institution: the Liechtenstein Institute.
Description of all higher educations system in Liechtenstein by the Office of Education
The higher education system is supervised by the Office of Education
under the Ministry of Education. All higher education institution need
to be accredited.
Law on Higher Education
Ordinance on Higher Education
The “Berufsmaturitätsschule Liechtenstein” offers the possibility to achieve
the “Matura” to all persons who have successfully completed vocational
training. Liechtenstein’s “Berufsmatura” provides admission to study at
all universities in Liechtenstein and Austria as well as universities of
applied sciences in Switzerland.
Die Berufsmaturitätsschule Liechtenstein bietet allen Personen mit einer abgeschlossenen
Berufsausbildung die Möglichkeit, die Matura berufsbegleitend
nachzuholen. Die Lehrgänge beginnen jährlich und dauern mindestens vier
Tertiäre Stufe: Hochschulen und hochschulähnliche Einrichtungen
Universität Liechtenstein (University of Liechtenstein)
programs in the fields of Architecture and Economic Sciences
The Private Universität im Fürstentum Liechtenstein (Private University
in the Principality of Liechtenstein) offers a doctoral program in
scientific medicine (Dr.scient.med.) and Law (Dr. jus.)
The Internationale Akademie für Philosophie (International Academy of
Philosophy) offers doctoral programs in philosophy (Dr.phil.).
Law on the recognition of professional qualifications (13 December 2007)
Law on Higher EducationThe law defines the national standards on access requirements.
List of regulated professions by country (select Liechtenstein)
Ordinance on Higher EducationRegulates recognition of foreign qualification for access to higher education and on alternative access routes.
Report on the National Qualification Framework for Higher Education in Liechtenstein
Postfach 684FL – 9490 VaduzPrincipality of Liechenstein
The Diploma Supplement accompanies the university diploma and contains a
standardised description of the type, level, context and status of the
degree programme successfully completed by the student. The Diploma
Supplement creates transparency and simplifies the academic and
professional recognition of professional qualifications (diplomas,
academic degrees, achievement, etc.). In 1999, the University of
Liechtenstein was one of the first institutions in Europe to introduce
this EU/UNESCO/Council of Europe Diploma Supplement proposal, which it
has since awarded to graduates as an accompaniment to the diploma.
According to the Act on Higher Education (by 25 November 2004), section
23, the Diploma Supplement contains information about completed
qualifications of Bachelor, Master or Doctoral studies.