The children in Liechtenstein start school at
the age of six and have a compulsory schooling for nine
years. Even after the first five years, the children are
divided into different classes with vocational or study
In addition to the state schools are two private
schools and one special school. Tuition is free, but
parents can pay a portion for school books.
Country facts of Liechtenstein, including geography profile, population statistics, and business data.
Liechtenstein University offers education mainly in
architecture and business economics. It was upgraded
from the university in 2011. There is also a private
university with special legal and medical programs, as
well as a research institute. However, many students
still apply to Switzerland or Austria for higher
education. In total, there were around 700 university
students in Liechtenstein and just over 1,000
Liechtenstein students studying abroad in 2014.
FACTS - EDUCATION
Proportion of children starting primary
92.1 percent (2016)
Number of pupils per teacher in primary
Bank secrecy should be eased
Liechtenstein promises to comply with international rules that will make tax
evasion more difficult by exchanging information between tax authorities. The
decision comes after protracted international criticism that got wealthy
foreigners to move their assets from Liechtenstein's banks.
FBP's Adrian Hasler becomes prime minister in the new government. (27/3)
Elections to Parliament
In the parliamentary elections, the PDB takes 40 percent of the vote and VU
33.5 percent. Independents get 15.3 percent and the Free List, which is an
environmental party, 11.1 percent. The turnout was close to 80 percent. (1-3 /