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Applying to Medical School

The application deadline for studying medicine as of fall 2020 has expired on 15th February 2020.

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

Current information in connection with COVID-19: swissuniversities continuously monitors developments and is in contact with the responsible political authorities. Should there be any changes with regard to the implementation of the qualifying examinationfor medical studies scheduled for July 3, 2020, swissuniversities will inform immediately on this website and notify the registered persons directly.

Please read the information sheet on the 2020 registration process and visit our FAQ page for further details.

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.

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