Part-time students at Swiss higher education institutions in 2016: detailed analysis - One in five students study part-time

Neuch√Ętel, 25.03.2020 - 22% of all students say that they study part-time. For around half of these, employment alongside their studies is key. Part-time students are less satisfied with their study conditions than full-time students and they rate their own health as worse. In addition to their financial situation, their age, social background and employment situation also differ considerably from that of full-time students. These results are taken from the topic report of the survey on the social and economic situation of students from the Federal Statistical Office (FSO).

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