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Applying to Medical School

The application deadline for studying medicine as of fall 2021 has expired on 15th February 2021.

All people having applied before this deadline will receive further information on the registration platform about the admission procedure sometime middle of April.

Please read the information sheet on the 2021 registration process and visit our FAQ page for further details.

Range of Courses

Information on the various disciplines and study locations can be found here.

Further information can also be found in the FAQ section.

The respective university, rather than swissuniversities, is responsible for changing subjects between the various medical degree programs once enrolment has been completed. In certain cases, timely registration with swissuniversities is necessary in order to take a qualifying examination. However, there is no centralized allocation of study places for this purpose. If you have any questions in this regard, please contact the university in question.


Admission to Medical School

Places at Swiss medical schools are limited. The number of admissions per academic year is decided at the federal level. Should competition for places remain as intense as in previous years, admission restrictions may apply at certain universities. These include pre-course aptitude tests or increased intra-university selection during the first year of study.

Applicants should contact their chosen university for information about general admission requirements.

Please see here for admission requirements for international students.

Schedule of swissuniversities for the registration procedure 2021 to Medical School

Schedule for procedures with admission restriction

15.02.2021Registration deadline at swissuniversities
March 2021Recommendation of the University Council after analysis of the registration situation
25.05.2021Registration deadline at swissuniversities for test participation
09.07.2021Date of test execution

Beginning of August

Universities notify candidates of aptitude test results


Schedule for procedure without admission restriction

15.02.2021Registration deadline at swissuniversities
March 2021Recommendation of the University Council after analysis of the registration situation