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Education in Liechtenstein

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University of Liechtenstein

The education system in Liechtenstein is similar to the Swiss education system.

The literacy rate of Liechtenstein is 100%.[1]

Elementary and secondary schools[edit]

There are nine public high schools in the country. These include:

The first secondary school was opened in 1858, with financial support from physician and politician Ludwig Grass.[3]

Age range School level Low academic level Medium academic level High academic level
5–6 Preschool Kindergarten
Duration: 2 years
7–11 Primary school Primarschule
Duration: 5 years
12–15 Middle school Oberschule
Duration: 4 years
Duration: 4 years
Gymnasium lower
Duration: 3 years
16–19 High school Anlehre Lehre
Duration: 3-4 years
Lehre fsmittelschule
Duration: 3-4 years
Gymnasium upper
Duration: 4 years

Tertiary education[edit]

Within Liechtenstein, there are four main centres for higher education:

3–4 Jahre
Lehre mit BMS
3–4 Jahre
4 Jahre
Höhere Fachschule (Higher Technical School) Fachhochschule
Duration: 3-4 years
Duration: 4 years

International comparisons[edit]

In 2006 Programme for International Student Assessment report, coordinated by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, ranked Liechtenstein's education as the 10th best in the world.[4] In 2012, Liechtenstein had the highest PISA-scores of any European country.[5]


  1. ^ "The World Factbook — Central Intelligence Agency". Ca.gov. Retrieved 3 August 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Weiterführende Schulen Schaan." Commune of Schaan. Retrieved on 12 May 2016. "Realschule Schaan Duxgass 55 9494 Schaan" and "Sportschule Liechtenstein Duxgass 55 9494 Schaan" and "Realschule Vaduz Schulzentrum Mühleholz II 9490 Vaduz" and "Oberschule Vaduz Schulzentrum Mühleholz II 9490 Vaduz"
  3. ^ Bleyle, Annette (31 December 2011). "Realschule". Historisches Lexikon des Fürstentums Liechtenstein (in German). Retrieved 7 January 2024.
  4. ^ Range of rank on the PISA 2006 science scale. (PDF) . Retrieved on 2011-12-24
  5. ^ "PISA 2012 Results in Focus" (PDF). Oecd.org. Retrieved 2017-08-03.

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