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School and education in Switzerland

Since 1874, Switzerland has had compulsory schooling for anyone aged 7 to 15 years. The school system is essentially decentralized to the cantons and the municipal level. Therefore, there are 26 different educational systems. Kindergarten most places last from kids are 7 until they are 13 years old. Then there are two different types of lower secondary school, depending on the children's abilities and interests. This is followed by the higher secondary school (Gymnasium/Collège) required for admission to universities or 3 or 4 year vocational education. Private schools of all levels exist throughout the country. Check topschoolsintheusa for test centers of ACT, SAT, and GRE as well high schools in the country of Switzerland.

Study in Switzerland

There are 10 universities at Canton level. The oldest are Basel (founded 1460), Lausanne (1537) and Geneva (1559). In addition, there are two federal technology institutes and 7 universities of applied science (Fachhochschulen), and different colleges.

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