Practical information (HES-SO)

Location. CHANGINS is located in Nyon, 20 kilometers east of the city of Geneva, at the lake of its namesake. Nyon can be reached within 15 minutes from Geneva and 35 minutes from Lausanne, the site of the International Olympic Committee and the Olympic museum.

Geneva is easily accessible and well connected by air, rail and road.

Accommodation. CHANGINS is keen to offer its students the best possible living conditions. Students live locally. They lodge with local residents, in apartments, or in shared rental accommodation. A list of rooms is available at the school’s reception.

Catering. Eldora restaurant and cafeteria are open daily from 07:00 to 11:00 and from 11:30 to 15:45. Microwave ovens are available in the same location. Students obtain a discount upon presentation of their student card. An outdoor picnic area allows taking advantage of sunny and warm days.

Sporting activities. Nyon municipality has facilities for a large number of sports, including soccer, running, biking, swimming (indoor and outdoor pools), beach-volleyball (summer), ice-skating (winter), sailing, paddle boarding, also. Activities are organized by the school and the students throughout the year.

Cybercafé. The cybercafé with computers and a vending machine is an area to study and relax during the school’s opening hours. A billiard table allows to relax as well. A study room and the library provide quiet areas to retreat.

  1. CHANGINS offers its students reliable, high-performance IT facilities. It participates in the Poseidon system, which offers discounted prices on computers and accessories. For details check Software students need for their courses are made available by CHANGINS.

Mobility & transport. CHANGINS has a partnership with PubliBike, the self-service bicycle-sharing system in the Nyon area. Students get a discount for subscription to the service.

A public bus service from the Nyon train station is provided. Time tables are available on

Free student car parking is available on campus.