Admission to the bachelor's study programme

As the course is multidisciplinary, entrants from many different educational backgrounds may apply to the bachelor's degree programme.

Permitted qualifications

Vocational baccalaureate

Persons with an apprenticeship in a field related to the degree programme and a federally recognized vocational baccalaureate can start studying without additional work experience.

With a federally recognized vocational baccalaureate and a non-related apprenticeship, a one-year work experience in a related field is required prior to the start of the course.

Specialised school diploma, academic baccalaureate

With a specialised school diploma a one-year work experience in a related field is required prior to the start of the study programme. An internship forming part of the specialised school diploma can be taken into account.

With an academic baccalaureate a one-year work experience in a related field is required prior to the start of the course.

Higher professional school

Those who have successfully completed a higher professional school in a field related to the degree programme can start studying without an examination. Accreditation of coursework is individually verified and decided on by the programme director.

With graduation from a higher professional school in a non-related field, a one-year work experience in a related field is required prior to the start of the course. Accreditation of coursework is individually verified and decided on by the programme director.

Supplementary regulations and work experience

Annexes

Foreign diplomas/degrees

Foreign candidates with a foreign credential certifying completion of the upper secondary level (minimum three years) which...

  • is considered equivalent to the Swiss higher education entrance qualification will be admitted. A one-year work experience in a related field is required prior to the start of the study programme.
  • is not considered equivalent to the Swiss higher education entrance qualification will be allowed to sit an entrance exam. In addition to passing the entrance exam, a one-year work experience in a related field is required prior to the start of the study programme.

The equivalence of foreign qualifications for entrance to higher education is evaluated according to the specifications of the CRUS (Rectors' Conference of Swiss Universities).

The CEFR level C1 in German is required. Foreign candidates whose native language is not German are required to show a certificate to this effect. For the English courses, the minimum entry level is B1.

The academic admission of foreign certificates is checked by the Admissions Office during the registration process.

Entrance exam for foreign students

The entrance exam takes place at the Berufsmaturitätsschule (BMS) Strickhof in Lindau. It is also possible to take classes in the subjects examined at these schools.

The Programme Directors decide which subjects will be examined:

  • German (written exam)
  • Maths (written exam)
  • Physics (written exam)
  • Chemistry (written exam)
  • Biology (written exam)

Information on the literature list and sample exams can be obtained from the Secretariat at the BMS Strickhof (+41 58 105 98 57).

Other degrees/diplomas

Candidates with other equivalent degree/diploma are kindly requested to contact the registrar's office directly.

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