Kalaidos Fachhochschule

country rank  20
world rank  6108

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University Overview

Established in 1997, Kalaidos Fachhochschule (Kalaidos University of Applied Sciences) is a for-profit private higher education institution located in the urban setting of the small city of Zürich (population range of 250,000-499,999 inhabitants), Zurich. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Aarau, Berne, Geneva. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Staatssekretariat für Bildung, Forschung und Innovation, Schweiz (State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation, Switzerland), Kalaidos Fachhochschule (KALAIDOS) is a small (uniRank enrollment range: 3,000-3,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Kalaidos Fachhochschule (KALAIDOS) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 23 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Name Haute École spécialisée Kalaidos
Name Kalaidos University of Applied Sciences
Founded 1997
Motto Die Hochschule für Berufstätige.
The University for Professionals.
Colours Blue and white

University Location

Address Jungholzstrasse 43
Zürich (population range: 250,000-499,999)
8050 Zurich
T +41 (44) 200 1919
F +41 (44) 200 1915
Other locations Aarau, Berne, Geneva

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
5,000-7,500 US$
(3,700-5,500 Euro)
10,000-12,500 US$
(7,400-9,200 Euro)
5,000-7,500 US$
(3,700-5,500 Euro)
10,000-12,500 US$
(7,400-9,200 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate Not available
Admission Office Jungholzstrasse 43
Buch am Irchel 8050
+41 (44) 200 1919

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 3,000-3,999
Academic Staff 600-699
Control Type Private
Entity Type For-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Kalaidos Fachhochschule's Library
Housing Not reported
Sport Facilities Not reported
Financial Aids Not reported
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes


Institutional Accreditation

Staatssekretariat für Bildung, Forschung und Innovation, Schweiz

Year of first Accreditation


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Federal Office for Professional Education and Technology OPET
  • Foundation for International Business Administration Accreditation FIBAA
  • eduQua

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Swiss University Conference (SUC)

Academic Structure


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Site last updated: Monday, 18 May 2020