Apply to NJC

Every September, teenagers from across Canada and beyond choose to step outside of their comfort zones at NJC. While studying Grade 12 curriculum and AP from their new home in Switzerland, they explore a dozen countries, mature rapidly, and make the best friends of their lives. Academic preparedness and international exposure lead to acceptances from the finest universities. New independence enables them to understand who they are and realize how their passions and talents will one day contribute on a global scale.

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  • Learn about applying for the 2024-25 Academic Year

    Once they have secured the June 2023 report card, students are eligible to apply for the Early Application deadline for the 2024-25 academic year. This application deadline is July 7, 2023, and is open to applications for Grade 12 and for a gap year. Successful early applicants benefit from the knowledge that they have secured a space at NJC well in advance of the traditional application period, which is helpful in planning the academic path going forward. 
    Early admission is designed to provide families with maximum flexibility while supporting the school in its planning. Families of candidates who are accepted as part of the Early Application option will receive an additional 1,000 Swiss Franc (CHF) tuition incentive upon enrolment. 

    To ensure the academic preparedness of successful early applicants, the early offer of admission is conditional upon the submission of a positive report card and an admission interview in the Fall of 2023.

    Please contact the Director of Admissions at with any questions.

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  • Take a Gap Year at NJC!

    Interested in taking a year of enrichment? Prepare yourself for university by gaining independence, confidence, and inspiration at NJC.

    Our students choose to embark on an adventure - one that makes them stand out and get noticed. NJC offers experiential learning, cultural immersion, international travel and networking opportunities.

    Click here to find out the benefits of taking a Gap Year!

Application Information

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Still want to apply for September 2023 or February 2024?
Neuchâtel Junior College selects students on the basis of their academic performance, character, interests, talents and potential.Successful applicants are those who seek to challenge and advance themselves through a transformational experience of intense personal and intellectual growth. The College favours applicants who respond positively to new challenges and who express sufficient maturity, international curiosity and personal responsibility to embrace this experience.

We continue to accept and review applications for September 2023 and February 2024 while space remains available. Complete applications for admission to the Junior College submitted on the application portal will be reviewed by the Admissions Committee.

Application fee payments are accepted on the application portal and are outlined below:

Within Canada
Application Fee
$275 CDN
$275 CDN

Please note that students applying from outside Canada, need to contact the admissions office regarding tuition fees.

The Director of Admissions welcomes all questions to assist families with the application process.  Please email with any questions.

A Complete Application Includes the Following:

  • Completed Application for Admission Form
  • Two Character Reference Letters
  • Official transcript listing all of your secondary school marks to date
  • Copy of each report card to date in the current academic year
  • 750-word essay from the applicant on a specified essay topic
  • Non-refundable application processing fee.

Harper '22

NJC brought me the most wonderful people, my best friends, the people who make me the happiest and enhanced every single moment that I spent in Europe." 
Neuchâtel Junior College offers the unique opportunity to study Canadian curriculum abroad. While living in Switzerland in a French community, students enjoy an international education through travel and experiential learning in Europe. Gap year and Grade 12  high school students gain international experience and develop independence and life skills that prepare them for university and the global workplace.

A Canadian high school in Switzerland | Grade 12 & Gap