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Applying to Medical School

General Information

Successful execution of the aptitude test for the medical studies 2019

On Friday July 5, 2019, the aptitude test for the medical studies was successfully carried out. A total of 3887 people took part in the aptitude test, given in three languages, at nine test locations.

Based on the results of the aptitude test swissuniversities annually selects students for the medical studies at the universities with admission restrictions. For further information about the execution of the aptitude test please refer to the statistical report (german/french) of the Zentrum für Testentwicklung und Diagnostik. 

Information on how to proceed after the test can be found here.

Please note that swissuniversities does not provide any information about the test results or the assignment of study places.

Course offerings

You can find information about the different disciplines and study locations here.

PLEASE NOTE: If you wish to switch to a different medical course after enrolment, the actual university and not swissuniversities will deal with this. In some cases, you will be required to register at swissuniversities by a certain date in order to be able to attend a possible aptitude test. There is, however, no centralised assignment of study places for this. If you have any questions, please contact the relevant university.

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

A. 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


B. 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