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How to apply for university studies in Switzerland

Whether you intend to study a bachelor's (first cycle), master's (second cycle) or PhD degree (third cycle) in Switzerland, you will have to submit your application to the university or college of your interest. Your school will examine the submitted documentation, will check whether you are eligible for the study program or course you applied for and will issue a proof of registration in the event you are finally admitted.

In general, universities and colleges in Switzerland ask foreign students to submit the documentation described below in order to evaluate their academic eligibility:

  • The filled-in application form for the selected study program or course. Most schools in Switzerland have online application systems
  • A recent passport-sized photo
  • A notarized copy of your foreign certificates. If you are applying for first-cycle studies (undergraduate), you will have to submit a notarized copy of your school-leaving certificates. If you are applying for a second-cycle program (master's), you will have to submit a notarized copy of your bachelor's degree. And if you are applying for a PhD degree, you will have to submit a notarized copy of your master's diploma

We recommend you check with your university or college if you need to submit additional documentation.