European Baccalaureate

General Provisions

Recognition of foreign upper secondary school-leaving certificates: general provisions for all countries

Recognised upper secondary school-leaving certificate

  • European Baccalaureate

with the following general education subjects

  1. First language (native language)
  2. Second language
  3. Mathematics 
  4. Natural sciences (biology, chemistry or physics)
  5. Humanities and social sciences (geography, history or economics/law)
  6. Elective (one subject from category 2, 4 or 5)

Language skills and/or exams under reserve

Admission requirements of each university

valid for the academic year 2017/18

EPFL

Upper secondary school-leaving certificate in a scientific stream including the subjects 1) mathematics, 2) physics or chemistry, 3) first modern language and 4) second modern language. The grade average must be 80% or more of the maximum grade. Three of the following additional subjects must also have been followed during the upper secondary school years and/or be part of the certificate: 1) applied mathematics or computer science, 2) general geography, 3) general history, 4) third modern language, 5) physics or chemistry or biology. Otherwise: Entrance Examination EPFL

ETHZ

European Baccalaureate + proof of tuition in the subjects 1. mathematics, 2. physics, chemistry or biology, 3. language of instruction or a foreign language during at least two years before the Baccalaureate final exam. These subjects must be part of the Baccalaureate final exam and passed with a minimum grade average of 70%. In addition, four of the following subjects must  have been part of the final 3 years of schooling: physics, natural sciences, applied mathematics, 1 language, geography, history, economics. Otherwise: Reduced Entrance Examination ETHZ

Basel

European Baccalaureate 

Bern

European Baccalaureate 

Fribourg

European Baccalaureate    

Genève

European Baccalaureate

Lausanne

European Baccalaureate

Luzern

European Baccalaureate 

Neuchâtel

European Baccalaureate 

St. Gallen

European Baccalaureate + HSG admission test

Zürich

European Baccalaureate  

USI

European Baccalaureate