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National Information Centres

Swiss ENIC

Effingerstrasse 15

CH – 3000 Bern 1

Phone: +41 31 335 07 43
Fax: +41 31 335 07 12
Web Site:
Contact person: Ms. Christine Gehrig, Head of the Swiss ENIC

National education bodies

Staatssekretariat für Bildung, Forschung und Innovation SBFI / Secrétariat d'Etat à l'éducation, à la recherche et à l'innovation SERI / Segreteria di Stato per l'educazione, la ricerca e l'innovazione SERI
State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation SERI

The State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation SERI within the Federal Department of Home Affairs is the federal government's specialised agency for national and international matters concerning general and university education, research and space. It is also the federal government's competence centre for vocational education and training, universities of applied sciences and innovation promotion.

Schweizerische Konferenz der kantonalen Erziehungsdirektoren EDK / Conférence suisse des directeurs cantonaux de l’instruction publique CDIP / Conferenza svizzera die direttori cantonali della pubblica educazione CDPE
Swiss Conference of Cantonal Ministers of Education EDK

In Switzerland, the main responsibility for education and culture lies with the cantons. The EDK is the coordinating body of the 26 cantonal ministers of education

System of education

Factsheets and Other Sources of Information on Education in Switzerland

University education

Links to relevant sites and/or factsheets (under “Higher Education”)

Quality Assurance in Higher Education

Link to the Swiss Agency for Accreditation and Quality Assurance

Post-secondary non-university education

Links to relevant sites and/or factsheets (under “Vocational Education and Training”)

Recognised higher education institutions

All recognised HEIs, with links to the institutions' websites

Policies and procedures for the recognition of qualifications

Links to relevant sites and/or factsheets (under “Evaluation and Recognition”)

Recognition of Qualifications held by Refugees

Link to factsheet "Refugees with insufficient documents" (on the right-hand side)

Qualifications Framework


Link to the national qualifications framework for the higher education area (work in progress)

Self Evaluation Report

No link is available at this time

Diploma Supplement (DS) Information

Responsible organisation


Effingerstrasse 15 / Postfach
3000 Bern 1

Phone: +41 31 335 07 43
Link: German, French

Additional information:
The Diploma Supplement is available at all HEIs (universities, Fachhochschulen/ Pädagogische Hochschulen) and for all bachelor and master diplomas and doctoral degrees free of charge. It is issued automatically to all students together with their qualification, in the language of the institution (e.g. German, French or Italian) and in English.

Information on DS (legislation, template, chart, etc)

Process of Implementation of the Diploma Supplement

FAQs, further information and links

Link(s): German, French
Chart of national higher education structure

PDF Document

Access to higher education

Studying in Switzerland
Link(s): English

Verification sources