The Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts is one of seven universities of applied sciences under public law in Switzerland and comprises the following schools: Engineering and Architecture, Business, Social Work, Art & Design, and Music.

With nearly 6,000 students in its degree programs and another 4,000 in professional development courses, the university is the largest educational institution in central Switzerland. It also sponsors 458 projects in research and development and is established as a reliable service provider to partners in the region.

Located 10 minutes from central Lucerne and accessible by train, car, and bicycle, Lucerne School of Engineering and Architecture has over 1,800 students studying in one of 8 areas:  Architecture, Building Technology, Business Engineering, Civil and Structural Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Interior Design, and Mechanical Engineering.  A Bachelor’s Degree in Business Engineering can include one of four specializations, including Sustainable Energy Systems, which is taught entirely in English. If you are motivated, bright, forward-thinking, and interested in Business Engineering, we are interested in you!  Come visit us at The Student World Fair.

Student Life 

Courses are normally scheduled from 8.30 to 12.00 and from 13.00 to 16.30.  Some courses are also offered from 17.30 to 21.00.
The campus and university buildings are accessible from early until late and the canteen is open from 07.30 to 20.30.

Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, School of Engineering and Architecture maintains a list of rooms and flats to rent. For short- and long-term stays (student exchange semesters) there are a limited number of student rooms (application forms available at the International Office).
Additional offers are frequently updated at our notice boards on the campus and under:

Student Testimonial  

"Studying here in Switzerland  has been a great opportunity for me. I am able to study a highly relevant topic in the most innovative country in the world, and finish school debt free.  I would make the same choice to come and study in Switzelrand if I had to do it again, because I am really happy with the study program and Lucerne is a great town to live in. I have never been anywhere where the quality of life is so high!"

Randy Cotten, USA
Business Engineering: Sustainable Energy Systems


The application deadline is March 31.  It will take 1 to 2 months after the receipt of the application for a reply.  Later deadlines are possible if the student does not require a visa to study in Switzerland. Nationals of Schengen states, are generally exempt from the visa requirement. Upon acceptance, most students are provided with technical training before the start of the program.  This year, technical training begins on June 30, 2014.  The aim of the training is to gain insight into the engineering side of the program.  Students begin the first semester with both engineering and business classes.

The application is on and questions can be directed to either: or +41 41 349 33 11.

For official information, visit:

Please note, UK students need to apply for a residence permit, which grants the right to stay and study in Switzerland


Tuition Fee: Approximately £1,500 per year
Accommodation: £300 – £450 per month (depends on what you are looking for)
Average Shopping trip: £65.00 estimated

Once good grades have been obtained, options can be developed for scholarships or work-study arrangements

The school tuition is finacially supported by the government of Switzerland, making it much more affordable even for international students

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