Adult Education & Courses in Geneva Find the right education for you

Switzerland is renowned for its high quality education system, which is well-suited for full and part-time study. Training institutions are subject to rigorous qualification standards that guarantee high quality training. Several organisations can help with information and advice.

Adult education & courses in Geneva  

Geneva's international and cosmopolitan culture provides the ideal base to pursue personal, academic or career-driven interests. In addition to formal learning courses take advantage of the opportunity to network with internationally-minded locals and fellow expats.

University study in Geneva

CRUS created a very useful and comprehensive list of all degree programmes in Switzerland that are offered in English. The Bologna Reform is a system to recognise foreign qualifications. It was created to facilitate mobility in the tertiary education sector. Switzerland was amongst the first countries to sign and implement this declaration. 

Many universities offer flexible study options for mature students, with evening and Saturday classes allowing for work and family commitments. Post-graduate degree courses can be taken when requirements such as a recognised tertiary education, work experience and permission to study in Switzerland are met.

The European University Geneva, Webster University and the International University in Geneva are some English universities in the city. Public universities are state subsidised and charge basic tuition fees while private universities cost more.

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Part-time courses

Whether learning a language, taking up a new hobby, or acquiring valuable skills, there are special interest courses available for all needs and interests. Online learning courses are an option for those wanting flexibility. Migros Club School and the Foundation for Adult Education (IFAGE) are popular learning institutions in Geneva. 

Professional training in Geneva

The Centre for Professional Assessment Geneva (FR) offers support and coaching for adults preparing to enter the Swiss job market. The Office for Orientation and Professional Training (FR) provides information on further education and training in Geneva. Consider completing language courses, vocational training and business qualifications to make you more competitive in the job market. Internships are also a popular way to gain important work experience with international and humanitarian organisations. 

Author: Julie Eassom

Julie has worked in relocation for the last 6 years helping expats from all over the world. With personal experience and many years in Switzerland Julie enjoys the challenges in helping people to make a very stressful time enjoyable. She enjoys a busy social life and meeting new people.

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