To be admitted for enrolment in this programme, you will need to meet the following requirements:
- Present either a baccalaureate diploma - which may be either a Swiss general baccalaureate (in German, "gymnasiale Maturität"), a Swiss specialist baccalaureate (in German, "Fachmaturität"), a Swiss vocational baccalaureate (in German, "Berufsmaturität") - or an equivalent qualification from another country.
- Pass the professional aptitude test.
You are not required to demonstrate practical professional experience (e.g. a year of work experience) in order to be admitted to the BA in Communication.
Exceptions to this rule are made for the following higher education degree certificates:
- Candidates with a recognised Swiss diploma from a college of higher education (HF) meet the educational prerequisites and are eligible to take the professional aptitude test at the IAM.
- Candidates with an Advanced Federal Diploma of Higher Education (HFP) or a Federal Diploma of Higher Education (BP) do not meet the educational prerequisites and must complete an additional entrance examination(PDF 161,9 KB) prior to being eligible to take the professional aptitude test at the IAM.
If you have gained a foreign qualification either abroad or in Switzerland which allows you access to higher education (e.g. Abitur or International Baccalaureate), please submit the documents requested so that your qualification can be checked for equivalency. This equivalency verification process follows the specifications outlined by swissuniversities and takes place after your application has been submitted.
In order to determine in advance whether you are likely to fulfil the admission requirements, please consult this flow chart, which takes you through the recognition process for foreign qualifications. The criteria and steps outlined in the flow chart are also explained in our Fact Sheet for Applicants from Abroad. Enrolment costs for candidates from outside Switzerland are the same as those applicable to Swiss candidates. However, the course fees payable by students from outside Switzerland may be higher. There are no restrictions on numbers for foreign students.
Students on the BA in Communication are required to have above-average language skills. In addition to meeting the general admission requirements for a Bachelor's degree programme by holding a Swiss higher secondary education certificate (Matura), candidates must also pass a professional aptitude test in order to be admitted to the BA in Communication.
In this professional aptitude test, the language skills relevant to the degree programme are examined. The test language is German. The test takes 4 hours and costs CHF 200. It comprises a multi-part written test on language knowledge and situation-specific communication. The test is held at the IAM in Winterthur.