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Hochschule Luzern

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world rank  1197

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Founded in 1997, the Hochschule Luzern (Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the small city of Lucerne (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants). This institution also has a branch campus in Zug. Officially recognized by the Staatssekretariat für Bildung, Forschung und Innovation, Schweiz (State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation of Switzerland), Hochschule Luzern (HSLU) is a medium-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 8,000-8,999 students) coeducational Swiss higher education institution. Hochschule Luzern (HSLU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor's degrees and master's degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study table below for further details. This 26-year-old Swiss higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. HSLU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services.

University Snapshot


Hochschule Luzern's Control Typepublic


Hochschule Luzern's Entity Typenon-profit


Hochschule Luzern' Size by Total Enrollmentmedium-sized


Hochschule Luzern's Selectivity by Acceptance Ratenot reported

University Identity

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University Location

Address Frankenstrasse 9
6002 Lucerne
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Hochschule Luzern Phone Number +41 (41) 228 4242
Hochschule Luzern Fax Number +41 (41) 228 4243
Other locations Zug

Study Areas / Degree Levels


What is the difference between generalist and specialized universities in terms of the range of study areas they offer, degree levels available and academic and carreer paths pros and cons? Read our guide article about generalist and specialized universities to learn more.

Study Areas and Degree Levels Matrix

The following Hochschule Luzern's Study Areas/Degree Levels Matrix is divided into 6 main study areas and 4 levels of degrees, from the lowest undergraduate degree to the highest postgraduate degree. This matrix aims to help quickly identify Hochschule Luzern's academic range and degree level offering.

Programs and Courses

Programs and courses

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Tuition Fees


Yearly tuition fees refers to the amount of money that a student is charged by a University for one academic year of full-time study. Read our guide article about tuition fees and financial aid options to learn more.

Yearly Tuition Fees Range Matrix

This Hochschule Luzern's Tuition Fees Range Matrix is divided into 2 types of students, local and international students, and 2 degree levels, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, and aims to help students to have an approximate idea of the yearly tuition range they might expect to pay at Hochschule Luzern.

Hochschule Luzern: Tuition Fees Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
1,000-2,499 US$
(910-2,280 Euro)
1,000-2,499 US$
(910-2,280 Euro)
1,000-2,499 US$
(910-2,280 Euro)
1,000-2,499 US$
(910-2,280 Euro)

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Admission Information

uniRank publishes below some basic Hochschule Luzern's admission information.

Hochschule Luzern's Gender Admission Policy Gender Admission

This institution admits Men and Women (coed).

Hochschule Luzern's Admission Selection Admission Selection

Has Hochschule Luzern a selective admission policy? Yes, based on entrance examinations.

Acceptance Rate Admission Rate

Hochschule Luzern's acceptance rate range is not reported.

Hochschule Luzern's International Students Admission International Students Admission

International students are welcome to apply for admission at this institution.

Hochschule Luzern's Admission Office Admission Office

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Size and Profile


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Size and Profile

uniRank publishes below some major size and profile indicators for Hochschule Luzern.

Hochschule Luzern's Total Student Enrollment Student Enrollment

Hochschule Luzern has an enrollment range of 8,000-8,999 students making it a medium-sized institution.

Hochschule Luzern's Total Faculty/Academic staff Academic Staff

This institution has a range of 900-999 academic employees (Faculty).

Hochschule Luzern's Control Type Control Type

Hochschule Luzern is a public higher education institution.

Hochschule Luzern's Entity Type Entity Type

Hochschule Luzern is a non-profit higher education institution.

Hochschule Luzern's Campus Setting Campus Setting

This institution's main campus is located in a Urban setting.

Hochschule Luzern's Academic Calendar Academic Calendar

This institution adopts a Semesters type of academic calendar.

Religious Affiliation

Hochschule Luzern does not have any religious affiliation.

Facilities and Services


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University Facilities

uniRank provides below an overview of Hochschule Luzern's main facilities:

Hochschule Luzern's Library University Library

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Hochschule Luzern's Housing University Housing

Not reported

Hochschule Luzern's Sport Facilities/Activities Sport Facilities/Activities

This institution features sporting facilities and organizes sports activities for its students.

University Services

uniRank provides below an overview of Hochschule Luzern's main services:

Hochschule Luzern's Financial Aid Financial Aid

This institution offers one or more of the following financial aid for eligible students: scholarships, grants, loans, tuition waivers, emergency financial aid etc.

Hochschule Luzern's Study Abroad Study Abroad

This institution offers study abroad and exchange program opportunities for its students.

Hochschule Luzern's Distance Learning Distance Learning

Not reported

Hochschule Luzern's Academic Counseling Academic Counseling

Not reported

Hochschule Luzern's Career Services Career Services

Not reported

Recognition and Accreditation


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Hochschule Luzern's Recognition or Accreditation Institutional Recognition or Accreditation

Hochschule Luzern is legally recognized and/or accredited by: Staatssekretariat für Bildung, Forschung und Innovation, Schweiz

Year of first Recognition or Accreditation


Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

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  • Federal Office for Professional Education and Technology (OPET)

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Memberships and Affiliations


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Affiliations and Memberships

uniRank publishes the following list of the most important Hochschule Luzern 's affiliations and memberships; feel free to submit any relevant missing higher education-related organizations this university is affiliated with.

  • Swiss University Conference (SUC)

Academic Structure


Most higher education institutions' first-level academic divisions are, depending on the country, one of the following...

  • Colleges
  • Faculties
  • Schools
  • Institutes
  • Academies
  • Departments
  • Divisions
  • Centers

Academic divisions can provide valuable insights into the range of disciplines and study areas a University focuses on and the institution's level of specialization. Generalist Universities typically offer a wide range of academic programs and have many academic divisions and subdivisions across different disciplines, while Specialized Universities tend to focus on a narrower range of programs within a specific field or industry and have fewer academic divisions and a simplified organizational structure.

Academic Structure

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Social Media

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