Looking to enter a prestigious industry and learn the time-honored skill of watchmaking? Here is a list of watchmaker’s schools outside of the United States where you can do just that.

This is not an exhaustive list, though we would like it to be, so if you know of any other schools that are not on this list, leave a comment below.


The Watch & Clockmakers School of WA

Gosnells, Australia

Australian Antiquarian Horological Society Inc

Melbourne, Australia


Higher Technical Federal Teaching Institute Karlstein

Karlstein, Austria


Technicum Noord-Antwerpen

Antwerp, Belgium

I.A.T.A Institute of Arts Education Techniques Sciences and Crafts

Namur, Belgium


Prince Horology

Phnom Penh, Cambodia


Ecole National D’Horlogerie

Trois-Rivieres, Canada


HKIOSW – Hong Kong Institute of Swiss Watchmaking Ltd

Hong Kong, China

The Nicolas G. Hayek Watchmaking Schools

Hong Kong, China

CNIOSW – China Institute of Swiss Watchmaking

Shanghai, China


The Finnish School of Watchmaking

Espoo, Finland


Ecole Boulle

Paris, France

Paris Junior College

Paris, France


“Alfred Helwig” School of Watchmaking

Glashütte/Sachsen, Germany

The Nicolas G. Hayek Watchmaking Schools

Glashütte, Germany

Hessische Uhrmacherschule

Hessenpark, Germany


Ohmden, Germany

Flüthe Uhrseminaren

Telgte, Germany


S.I.O – Italian School of Watchmaking

Isola D’Elba, Italy

Creative Academy

Milan, Italy


Hiko Mizuno College of Jewelry

Tokyo, Japan


The Nicolas G. Hayek Watchmaking Schools

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


De Vakschool

Schoonhoven, Netherlands

Blancier Horloge Seminars

Voorschoten, Netherlands


Politecnic de Formació Professional Mare de Déu de la Mercè

Barcelona, Spain


IHU Urmakarskolan

Motala, Sweden


Centro d’arti e mestieri Bellinzona (CAM)

Bellinzona, Switzerland

Vocational Training Center Biel-Bienne

Biel, Switzerland

Battenberg Foundation

Bienne, Switzerland

Centre Interrégional de Formation des Montagnes neuchâteloises – École d’arts appliqués La Chaux-de-Fonds (CIFOM-EAA)

Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland

Centre Neuchâtelois d’Intégration Professionnelle Couvet (CNIP)

Couvet, Switzerland

Centre Jurassien d’Enseignement et de Formation – Avenir Formation (CEJEF)

Delémont, Switzerland

Ecole d’Ingénieurs et d’Architecture Fribourg

Freiburg, Switzerland

Haute École du Paysage, d’Ingénierie et d’Architecture de Genève (HEPIA)

Genève, Switzerland

HEAD Geneva University of Art and Design

Genève, Switzerland

Vacheron Constantin Institute for Human Capital and Crafts Development

Genève, Switzerland

Uhrmacherschule Grenschen

Grenchen, Switzerland

CIFOM – Centre intercommunal de formation des Montagnes neuchâteloises

La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland

ECAL University of Art and Design Lausanne

Lausanne, Switzerland

École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) – Section de Science et Génie des Matériaux

Lausanne, Switzerland

Ecole Technique de la Vallée de Joux, Le Sentier

Le Chenit, Switzerland

Centre de Formation Neuchâtelois pour Adultes (CEFNA)

Le Locle, Switzerland

K&H Watchmaking Competence Centre

Le Locle, Switzerland

École technique CPLN, Neuchâtel

Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Haute École Arc-Conservation-restauration

Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Watchmakers of Switzerland Tech. & Ed. Program (WOSTEP)

Neuchatel, Switzerland

CFPT – École D’Horlogerie

Onex, Switzerland

Fondation pour la Formation des Adultes Genève (IFAGE)

Petit-Lancy, Switzerland

Centre Jurassien d’Enseignement et de Formation – Division Technique Porrentruy (CEJEF/DIVTEC)

Porrentruy, Switzerland

Centre de formation professionnelle Berne francophone (CEFF)

Saint-Imier, Switzerland

École Technique de la Vallée de Joux Le Sentier (ETVJ)

The Trail, Switzerland

Centre Interrégional de Perfectionnement Tramelan (CIP)

Tramelan, Switzerland

Fleurier Quality Foundation

Travers, Switzerland


Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland

United Kingdom

Birmingham City University, BHI Certificates and HND in Horology

Birmingham, UK

West Dean College, Chichester, West Sussex, Antique Clock Conservation & Restoration

Birmingham, UK

Epping Forest Horology Centre

Chelmsford, UK

Ian Walsh Watchmaking

Darwen, UK

Swiss Time Services

Essex, UK

Watchmaker Apprentice Training School (WATS)

Essex, UK

BHI South West Branch

Exeter, UK

The British School of Watchmaking

Manchester, UK

British Horological Institute Seminars & Distance Learning Course

Manchester, UK

British Horological Institute Seminars & Distance Learning Course

Nottinghamshire, UK

Quality Time Clock Courses

Pulborough, UK