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We issue recommendations of recognition for foreign higher education qualifications

For work purposes we can issue recommendations of recognition for holders of foreign higher education qualifications which give access to non-regulated professions. This recommendation of recognition is not a recognition as such but a comparative grading which is not legally binding.

We do not issue recommendations for admission purposes.

We do not assess

  • higher education qualifications giving access to regulated professions
  • unfinished studies / individual courses
  • undergraduate qualifications of less than 3 years (fulltime) resp. less than 180 ECTS
  • upper secondary school-leaving certificates
  • further education courses and degrees
  • language courses
  • work experience

Assessment time: Not more than 2 months

Fees: The processing of applications is free of charge, but the applicant will have to cover the costs for notarisations and translations.

Required documents: Please contact us directly (by phone or by e-mail).

Higher education admission

Holders of a foreign upper secondary school-leaving certificate or of a higher education qualification who wish to study at a Swiss university, university of applied sciences or university of teacher education must contact the higher education institution directly.

Admission to universities

Admission to universities of applied sciences (UAS)

Admission to universities of teacher education (UTE)