Within the context of the Skilled Workers Initiative, the Federal Council and the Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research (EAER) are conducting a pilot project to promote mathematics, information technology, natural sciences and engineering. As part of this project, Swiss UAS will introduce special four-year work-study Bachelor’s degree programmes. Holders of a federal vocational baccalaureate, a general baccalaureate, or a foreign school-leaving certificate recognised as equivalent to a general baccalaureate, may enrol in the 2015–2017 programme without having to take an entrance examination and without having to satisfy the one-year work experience requirement. Instead, workplace training will form an integral part of the Bachelor’s degree programme. Contact individual UAS for details.