About university-level continuing education

Swiss and international context

The range of continuing education offered in Swiss universities is structured and integrated in accordance with the Bologna Declaration , which aims to introduce a clearer, more comparable system for European degrees.

Awarding ECTS credits for continuing education guarantees that these qualifications are transparent and comparable

Continuing Education programmes in Switzerland lead to the following degrees:

  • the Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) comprising at least 10 ECTS credits
  • the Diploma of Advanced Studies (DAS) comprising at least 30 ECTS credits
  • the Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) comprising at least 60 ECTS credits


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The Swiss higher education system, source: www.swissuniversities.ch

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