The large amount of private schools
and universities in Switzerland can be
overwhelming. I contacted SIEPS and
provided them with my specific
requirements. Not only did I receive
clear and precise comparisons of
various private schools and
universities but everything matched
my specific requirements. Perfect!
Swiss private Schools &
Client specific educational and
Student housing services.
Guarantorship. Personal and
corporate guarantees in
relation to housing.
Airport shuttle; other
SIEPS is your one stop solution,
your facilitator and thus your
central contact in Switzerland and
SIEPS cuts across cultural and
language barriers. We work in
English, French and German.
SIEPS offers a client specific service.
The SIEPS Education Database
includes some of the most significant
and oldest international schools and
private universities in Switzerland.
Included in the database are all
accreditation agencies as well as an
exhaustive list of degrees offered by
Swiss private schools & universities.
The database is fully searchable.
SIEPS guarantees the quality of its
Education Database by the following
quality control measures:
Only private schools and
universities which SIEPS has
visited and evaluated are
included in the SIEPS database.
SIEPS familiarises itself with
the information which is to be
published and clarifies any
questions before publishing the
course details and
Total transparency with regard
to faculty members, class size,
nationality mix, grading
system, class attendance,
recreational activities and
boarding house facilities, where
applicable. Clear information on
accreditation levels with links to
the websites of the
accreditation bodies is also
Encouraging feedback from
students who have been placed
by SIEPS in various educational
Giving feedback in a general
manner to the educational
institutions concerned, so that
the most appreciated elements
can be maintained, and the
least appreciated aspects can
be improved upon.
Consequently, what has been
published has been verified and
understood, which, in turn, ensures
the quality of our recommendations.
SIEPS offers a large array of educational services and advice for students, employers and
parents alike. These services are described in more detail under the headings below.
General Information Services on Swiss Private Schools and Universities:
Information on Educational Programmes.
This service applies to students who have already decided on an educational programme
and simply wish to receive information on the programme concerned from different
educational institutions in order to be able to compare the programme contents, entrance
dates and requirements including the financial terms and conditions.
SIEPS recommends educational programmes of only those private educational institutions
which SIEPS has visited and with which SIEPS has drawn up a collaboration agreement
that guarantees transparency with regard to faculty members, class size, nationality mix,
grading system, class attendance, recreational activities and boarding house facilities to
mention only a few examples.
Client specific Educational Advice to students, parents, and employers:
This service category applies when SIEPS is required to compare programmes for you;
when SIEPS is to perform some research into various educational programmes in terms
of your specific requirements, such as:
a specific starting date?
a specific price range?
a specific nationality mix?
a specific class size?
high school equivalency if you have either no high school diploma or a high school
diploma other than International Baccalaureate; Swiss Maturité; German Arbitur;
English A-levels; American High School Diploma?
This service also applies when SIEPS is required to liaise with one or more educational
institutions on your behalf in order to find answers to your specific questions. SIEPS is
not a school. Consequently, SIEPS identifies in all objectivity the best possible educational
options in terms of your educational background, requirements and expectations.
Handling and compiling your application for one or more educational
Handling and compiling your application.
Focusing on three key areas:
Pre-requisites: Ensuring that you do satisfy the entrance requirements of the
educational institution which you have decided to join; or advising you as to how
you can satisfy such requirements.
Study plan: Established in an optimal manner.
Coordination of your various educational aspirations: If you have decided on
more than one option.
SIEPS guarantees the quality of its recommendations by following up on your progress
in the programmes SIEPS has recommended to you.
Aptitude tests *:
The degree of our success is very often a function of our educational and professional
pursuits being as much as possible aligned with our natural aptitudes.
Aptitude tests are recommended to candidates who are still in doubt about their natural
inclinations and talents. Aptitude tests are arranged upon request.
Career counselling *:
Career counselling, including assistance with job application and training for selection
interviews, is particularly appreciated by students looking for internships / work
opportunities during their studies or by graduating candidates who want to start their
Private tuition and language tests and other official testing:
SIEPS arranges for private tuition in various subjects (including business English and
In preparation for entry into or continuation of various educational programmes.
In preparation for various external tests and examinations (language and other
tests / examinations).
As an official proof of your language skills.
SIEPS informs you about examination centres and the contents and the level of the
SIEPS, at your request, registers you for these tests and examinations. The official
proof of the level of your skills in the language in which you wish to study gives you
the best chance with your visa and course applications.
Testing other than languages and aptitude:
Other tests and examinations: TOEIC, Cambridge First Certificate, TOEFL, DELF, GMAT.
* The career counselling and aptitude sessions are conducted by psychologists or other
qualified counsellors with multi-disciplinary expertise. SIEPS arranges for a first appointment
(free of charge) together with the counsellor to determine your actual requirements and
permitting the elaboration of a written offer, in terms of your needs and objectives.
SIEPS • P.O. BOX 277 • CH-1024 Ecublens • Rte de la Maladière 16 • CH-1022 Chavannes • SUISSE (SWITZERLAND)
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