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University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland

With its 28 schools of higher education, the HES-SO plays a preeminent role in the socio-economic and cultural development of the seven cantons of Western Switzerland and is a recognised player within the Swiss and international landscape of higher education.

Bachelor's programmes

Business & Management (1)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (1)



Opened in 1997, the HES-SO is the largest professional higher education network in Switzerland. It currently hosts some 17200 students.


With 20,000 students, the HES-SO is the largest HES in Switzerland. Its various study streams and research activities fall into six faculties: Design and Fine Arts; Business, Management and Services; Engineering and Architecture; Music and Performing Arts; Health; and Social Work.

  • Bachelor's Studies
  • Master's Studies
  • Continuing education


Institutes, laboratories and research units bring together professors and researchers, as well as scientific and technical staff working in the same sector. They are affiliated to universities within the HES-SO.

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Housing services

The fourth-largest city in Switzerland, Lausanne, is set apart by its vocation as an Olympic city and a place of training and culture. It is a very popular tourist destination with an international touch.

With a steadily increasing number of beds, Lausanne’s hotel sector caters in all price categories. It’s also possible to stay in Nyon.

We are able to offer “low cost” dormitories to student participants with a limited budget.

The dorms are located in a calm place with mainly 2 bed student rooms and a few 4 bed student rooms.

Student Life

Campus life

The Rectorate of HES-SO University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland is based in Delémont.

HES-SO Master is in Lausanne.

Its schools are located in 7 cantons.

Student Reviews

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

They were very practical, what I liked so much, because at my university in Spain the courses are focused on a very theoretical way.

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