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.
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
Studying for a bachelor’s degree with a foreign qualification
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 by the academic office responsible for the degree programme you have chosen 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 (PDF 252,7 KB), 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. If you have any further questions, please contact the academic office responsible for the degree programme you have chosen.
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).
Candidates with other equivalent degree/diploma are kindly requested to contact the registrar's office directly.