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Applying to Medical School

The online application for admission to Medical School from autumn 2021 is possible from the beginning of December 2020. Should there be any admission restrictions (numerus clausus) due to the number of applications, the aptitude test for medical studies will be carried out on Friday July 9, 2021.

Successful execution of the aptitude test for the medical studies 2020

On Friday July 3, 2020, the aptitude test for the medical studies was successfully carried out. A total of 4058 people took part in the aptitude test, given in three languages, at eight 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.

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.

Student advice

Find out about soft skills and trends in medicine studies by using the new self-assessment procedure.

For general questions concerning degree course choice, please refer to the relevant page on the website of the Zentrum für Testentwicklung und Diagnostik (ZTD).

swissuniversities schedule for 2020 Medical School Admission Process

Schedule for Restricted Admission Process


swissuniversities application deadline
February/March 2020University 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 Admission Proccess

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