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Applying to Medical School

General Information

The online application for admission to medical school is available from December 2019.

Admissions 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, admissions 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 admissions requirements.

Please see here for admissions requirements for international students.

Student advice

Find out about "soft skills" and trends in medicine studies by using the new Self-Assessment.

For general questions concerning degree course choice, please refer to Beratungsseite des Zentrums für Testentwicklung und Diagnostik (ZTD).

swissuniversities Schedule for 2020 Medical School Admissions Process

Schedule for Restricted Admissions Process


swissuniversities application deadline
February/March 2020Universitiy Council recommendations based on application evaluation
19.05.2020swissuniversities application deadline for aptitude test
03.07.2020Aptitude test
until ca. 08.08.2020Universities notify candidates of aptitude test results


Schedule for Unrestricted Admissions Proccess

15.02.2020 swissuniversities application deadline
February/March 2020 University Council recommendations based on application evaluation
30.04.2020 Matriculation