List of Swiss universities by enrollment

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This is a list of Swiss universities and other higher education institutions according to the size of their student population recognized by the Federal Higher Education Act, HEdA.[1]

Universities and higher education institutions by size[edit]

Rank Institution Total students Year
1 University of Zurich 25,618
2 University of Applied Sciences of Western Switzerland 20,811[2] 2017
3 Zurich University of Applied Sciences 15,334
4 Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich 15,093
5 University of Geneva 14,489
6 University of Bern 14,290
7 University of Basel 11,360
8 University of Lausanne 11,062
9 École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne 9,868[3] 2012
10 University of Fribourg 9,826
12 University of St. Gallen 8,020[4]
11 University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland 7,500
13 Bern University of Applied Sciences 6,775
14 Lucerne University of Applied Sciences 5,033
15 University of Applied Sciences of Eastern Switzerland 4,360[5]
16 University of Neuchâtel 4,053
17 Università della Svizzera italiana 3,000[6]
18 École hôtelière de Lausanne 2,300
19 University of Lucerne 1,851
20 Kalaidos University of Applied Sciences ~1,300

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ "Members" (in German, French, Italian, and English). Berne, Switzerland: swissuniversities. 2016. Retrieved 2018-01-01. 
  2. ^ STATISTIQUES ETUDIANTES ET ETUDIANTS HES-SO
  3. ^ École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne 2013 annual report
  4. ^ "Teaching and Learning". St. Gallen, Switzerand: University of St.Gallen. Retrieved 2014-12-30. 
  5. ^ University of Applied Sciences of Eastern Switzerland press release
  6. ^ Welcome to USI Università della Svizzera italiana

See also[edit]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Members" (in German, French, Italian, and English). Berne, Switzerland: swissuniversities. 2016. Retrieved 2018-01-01. 
  2. ^ "Recognised or Accredited Swiss Higher Education Institutions" (in German, French, Italian, and English). Berne, Switzerland: swissuniversities. 2018. Retrieved 2018-05-19.