Education after mandatory school

The Canton of Vaud offers young people two main educational routes following completion of mandatory schooling (15 years of age). High school leads to University or applied University (UNI, EPF, HES) or an apprenticeship offers the training to practice a trade.

In the Canton of Vaud there are more than 10,000 high school students in 11 high schools, and nearly 17,000 apprentices and 14 professional training centres. All are accessible by public transport. More than 200 professions are open to apprenticeship training in Switzerland.

The Canton dedicates 32.4% of its budget to teaching.