The foundation courses in classical music and jazz typically last three years and prepare school students for the bachelor's degree entrance examination at the Lucerne School of Music or other music colleges. They are generally aimed at young people in education (gymnasial/baccalaureate school, specialised baccalaureate school, vocational training):
The date of admission depends on when the candidate completes his or her scholastic education / vocational training.
The foundation course ends formerly with the bachelor's degree entrance examination, although it can be terminated earlier at the end of a school year.
The dates relating to the entrance examinations may be found here.