Established in 1998, the Haute École Spécialisée de Suisse Occidentale (University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the large town of Delémont (population range of 10,000-49,999 inhabitants), Jura. This institution also has branch campuses in Neuchâtel, Fribourg, Genève, Sion and Lausanne. Officially recognized by the Staatssekretariat für Bildung, Forschung und Innovation, Schweiz (State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation of Switzerland), Haute École Spécialisée de Suisse Occidentale (HES-SO) is a large-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 20,000-24,999 students) coeducational Swiss higher education institution. Haute École Spécialisée de Suisse Occidentale (HES-SO) 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. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. HES-SO also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services.
|Name||Haute École Spécialisée de Suisse Occidentale|
|Name (Non Latin)||Fachhochschule Westschweiz|
|Name (English)||University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland|
|Colours||Gray and blue|
|Address||Route de Moutier 14
|Location Map and Satellite View|
|+41 (58) 900 0000|
|+41 (58) 900 0001|
|Other locations||Neuchâtel, Fribourg, Genève, Sion and Lausanne|
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The following Haute École Spécialisée de Suisse Occidentale'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 Haute École Spécialisée de Suisse Occidentale's academic range and degree level offering.
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uniRank publishes below some basic Haute École Spécialisée de Suisse Occidentale's admission information.
This institution admits Men and Women (coed).
Haute École Spécialisée de Suisse Occidentale's acceptance rate range is not reported.
International students are welcome to apply for admission at this institution.
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uniRank publishes below some major size and profile indicators for Haute École Spécialisée de Suisse Occidentale.
Haute École Spécialisée de Suisse Occidentale has an enrollment range of 20,000-24,999 students making it a large-sized institution.
This institution has a range of 2,000-2,499 academic employees (Faculty).
Haute École Spécialisée de Suisse Occidentale is a public higher education institution.
Haute École Spécialisée de Suisse Occidentale is a non-profit higher education institution.
This institution adopts a Semesters type of academic calendar.
Haute École Spécialisée de Suisse Occidentale does not have any religious affiliation.
uniRank provides below an overview of Haute École Spécialisée de Suisse Occidentale's main facilities:
This institution has a physical Library.
This institution provides housing services such as on-campus residences or dormitories.
uniRank provides below an overview of Haute École Spécialisée de Suisse Occidentale's main services:
This institution offers one or more of the following financial aid for eligible students: scholarships, grants, loans, tuition waivers, emergency financial aid etc.
This institution offers study abroad and exchange program opportunities for its students.
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Haute École Spécialisée de Suisse Occidentale is legally recognized and/or accredited by: Staatssekretariat für Bildung, Forschung und Innovation, Schweiz
Year of first Recognition or Accreditation
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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.
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