Frequently Asked Questions
Studying in Switzerland: What do I have to know?
Here you will find important informations and useful links for your
studies in Switzerland.
Where can I get the eduQua Handbook?
The handbook can be downloaded here.
Ordering a hard copy via mail: eduQua –Geschäftsstelle, Oerlikonerstrasse 38, 8057 Zürich
Ordering a copy via email: eduQua@alice.ch. The brochure costs CHF 18.-
Ordering a hard copy via mail: eduQua –Geschäftsstelle, Postfach 270, 8057 Zürich
What are the requirements for the educators during the eduQua certification?
The detailed requirements for the educators can be found here.
Who stands behind eduQua?
What does eduQua cost?
Are there equivalences to eduQua?
No. Institutions, which have already adopted a different quality management system and its according certificate, do not automatically receive the eduQua certificate.
Is it possible to certify only one course or offer?
EduQua is principally a certificate for institutions, not for courses or people.
Each institution is a separate certification unit. With the big institutions, it may be possible, in very concrete cases, to certify single departments.
In which cantons are is eduQua a requirement for subventions?
The cantons decide whether the institutions are required to have an eduQua label before receiving subventions. The cantons where the label is a requirement are as follows: Aargau, Bern, Basel-Stadt (labour market measures), Geneva, Lucerne, Ticino, Waadt, Wallis, Zug and Zurich. The Swiss Conference of Cantonal Ministers of Education advises the cantons to check "quality of the providers within the education area in whole Switzerland in the future according to the same criteria and to make national subsidies dependent on a proof of quality (eduQua)".
Are certification authorities able to advise institutions?
No, the certification authorities may only give information on the procedure. The eduQua office is able to give out consulting agencies addresses.