414.205.4 directives of the Council of higher education for the implementation of the Bologna declaration in universities teaching and specialty (Directives of Bologna HES and HEP) may 28, 2015 (Status January 1, 2015) the Council of higher education, willing to contribute to the objectives set for the coordinated implementation of the "Joint Declaration of the European Ministers of Education Convened in Bologna on the 19th of June 1999 ' ('Bologna declaration') in the goal, through this process of reform, for improving the quality of the studies, to expand the mobility of students at all levels, to develop the interdisciplinary nature of studies and to guarantee equality of opportunity by the possibility of studying part-time as well as incentives for sufficient training, having regard to art. 2, al. 2, let. b, c. 1, of the Convention on 26 February 2015 between the Confederation and the cantons on cooperation in the field of higher education in relation to art. 12, al. 3, let. a of the Act of September 30, 2011 on the encouragement and coordination of higher education issues, on proposal of the Conference of Rectors of Swiss universities, the following guidelines as mandatory framework regulation: art. 1 staggered courses specialized higher schools and Swiss educational universities organise all their courses of study according to the following courses: a. a first course, comprising 180 credits (bachelor studies); b. a second course, including 90 to 120 credits (master studies).
Only bachelor studies or studies bachelor and master all replace current degree studies. With regard to the duration of the funding of studies and scholarships as well as the taxes of course, bachelor and master studies thus constitute one or two phases of a single course of study.
S. 2 credits specialized higher schools and higher educational schools allocate credits in accordance with the European system of transfer of studies (ECTS) credits, on the basis of benefits of controlled studies.
A credit corresponds to a provision of studies that can be performed in 25 to 30 working hours.
S. 3 access to master studies admission to master studies in principle requires a bachelor of a high school degree or equivalent diploma issued by a high school.
Within their competence, specialized higher schools and higher educational schools define the conditions of access to courses of master of holders of a bachelor degree.
Examination of the equivalence of the bachelor diplomas obtained in other high schools respects the principle of equality of treatment.
Specialized higher schools and educational institutes can depend on the degree of master of the acquisition of knowledge and skills not acquired to obtain the bachelor.
S. 4 access to specialized higher schools and educational institutes with a Bachelor's degree obtained in a University it is possible to access a master degree a high specialized school or a teaching college with a University Bachelor's degree in a branch related if benefits studies to catch up do not exceed a volume of 60 ECTS credits.
If the conditions laid down in para. 1 are not met, the Bachelor degree must be caught.
Any other limitation of access to all of the candidates attending remains reserved.
The Conference of Rectors of Swiss universities maintains a list of bachelors giving direct access to a master degree within the meaning of para. 1 and coordinates studies benefits to catch up.
The cantons regulate conditions governing registration in specialized higher schools and higher educational schools taking into account the principles set out in paras. 1 and 2.
S. 5 unified description of specialized higher schools graduates unify the description of their diplomas of studies in accordance with recognized international names.
The intercantonal law on the recognition of diplomas of education apply to the description of the academic degrees in the field of education and specialized education.
S. 6 run the Conference of Rectors of Swiss universities is responsible for the coordination of the implementation of these guidelines, provided that it falls within the competence of its members, and shall ensure publication of the studies offer.
S. 7 repeal of another act directives of the Council of high schools of the Swiss Conference of cantonal directors of public education's December 5, 2002, for the implementation of the Bologna declaration in high educational and specialized schools are repealed.
Unpublished to the RO. The text of the guidelines can be accessed with the Swiss Conference of cantonal ministers of education (EDK), home of the cantons, Speichergasse 6, 3000 Berne.
S. 8 entry into force this guideline shall enter into force with retroactive effect on January 1, 2015.
RO 2015 1631 RS 414.205 RS 414.20 State on January 1, 2015