Admissions Process

Becoming an Aiglonian is a life-changing process - one we do everything possible to ensure is both positive and fulfilling.

Affording us the privilege of your application is a responsibility that we approach with care and attention. We strive to make the application process as personalised and positive as we hope your time with Aiglon will be. Admissions are accepted up to one year in advance, on a rolling basis - allowing families to apply without the added pressure of strict deadlines. However, space is subject to availability and most admissions decisions are taken by the first week in April.

Enquire

Your enquiry is an opportunity for us to get to know one another.

Upon submission, you will be contacted by a member of our team who will remain your main point of contact throughout the process. Together, we can begin the conversation regarding your family's needs and goals, with a view to helping you discover the suitability of the challenges offered by an Aiglon education.

We can provide you with any materials that you may need, make contact with key members of staff to answer specific questions, and if you would like, begin the process to arrange an initial enquiry visit.

Make an Enquiry

Visit

We consider it essential that students and their families make at least one visit to experience Aiglon. In choosing the right school – particularly in a boarding situation – it is important that you experience something of the environment that will become your child’s home. We offer two types of visits, each with scope to be tailored in order to get the most out of your time with us:

1) General enquiry visit: A short visit structured as a brief introduction to Aiglon. Meet with our admissions team for a discussion about your potential application and take a tour of the campus.

2) Admissions visit: A required aspect of your applications journey, these visits are efficient yet thorough. In addition to a campus tour and meeting our admissions team, we organise an interview with the Director of Admissions and member of our academic team. We can also organise any number of experiences to help your child imagine themselves here.

For detailed information review our Admissions Visits page.

Apply

Once you have all of the information you need, it's time to ensure that you fully complete our application package. Create a profile on our Admissions Portal and submit the required details.

  1. School reports for the last two years
  2. CHF 2,000 registration fee
  3. Character recommendation provided by teacher
  4. Colour scan of child's passport.

Upon receipt of the completed application pack, our team will work with you to prepare for the next step in your Aiglon journey, the interview and testing.

Assesments

Our assessments are designed to be part of an ongoing conversation - ensuring that the student is well suited for the challenges Aiglon has to offer, and that Aiglon is the best environment to nurture their talents in return. Our assessments take two forms:

Assessment Interview
The interview-based assessment is a discussion between the family and our Director of Admissions and member of our academic team. This is an opportunity for both student and family to begin to make a deeper connection with Aiglon and engage in an interesting and stimulating discussion. We are always curious to learn about where a potential student's enthusiasms lay, how their talents may fit into any plans they have, and – ultimately – how we can help to nurture their existing gifts and introduce them to new challenges.

Abilities Assessment
We are not only looking for students who achieve high scores. Rather, these exams help us to understand where a student’s strengths lie and also identify areas where they may need additional guidance – perhaps even areas we can suggest they would benefit from preparation prior to joining Aiglon. These tests are an honest reflection of suitability, academic ability, and areas for potential growth. These assessments are undertaken in the following areas:

  • English Proficiency
    • 45 minutes - 1 hour
    • Required for all students whose first language is not English.
  • General Ability
    • 45 minutes
    • Required for all applicants. Includes Maths, English and IQ questions.
  • Maths
    • 1 hour
    • Required for all students applying to the IB Diploma Programme.
Decision

It is our hope that by this point in the applications process, above all else, that your family has begun to form a positive and lasting relationship with Aiglon, our faculty, and perhaps some of the students.

The final decision-making process is centred around the discussions that have been developing between our family and your own, and understanding how suitable we are for one another. Our Director of Admissions will complete the review process, with an aim for you to receive a final decision within two weeks of completion.

Once a positive admissions decision has been ascertained, you will then receive all the relevant enrollment information in order to continue your journey with Aiglon.


We welcome your input and questions you may have regarding the admissions process, or indeed any other aspect regarding your exploration of Aiglon. Please consider completing an enquiry form or calling us as the first step of the admissions process.

Passports, Permits & Visas

We will take care of Residence Permits for non-Swiss residents, but we cannot obtain visas on a students’ behalf: this must be done by parents. If the student holds a current passport from one of these countries, he/she can travel freely in and out of Switzerland. The Travel Office will obtain the student’s residency permit upon arrival in Switzerland: Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Brunei, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lichtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Monaco, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San-Marino, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and The Vatican.

Further information is available on the Swiss Federal Office for Migration website, www.bfm.admin.ch.

When a Swiss visa is required, the student must submit an application for a multi-entry visa by the end of May at the latest to the Swiss Embassy or Consulate in their own country. Please note that visas can take up to 12 weeks to process. Students are not able to begin studying in Switzerland until their visa has been approved, so it is crucial that an application is made at the earliest opportunity, to avoid important work being missed at the beginning of the new school year.

How Can We Help?

We are delighted that you are considering Aiglon College. We are always pleased to introduce prospective students and their families to life at the school, and we welcome all enquiries.

Call Us

Reception:
+41 24 496 61 61

Admissions:
+41 24 496 61 77
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Our Location

Main School
Avenue Centrale 61
1885 Chesières

Admissions Office
Les Collonges 4
1885 Chesières

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