Holders of other qualifications may be asked to take an entrance examination (Art. 4 para. 2 EAER Ordinance of 2 September 2005 on Undergraduate Admissions at Universities of Applied Sciences (UAS Undergraduate Admissions Ordinance, SR 414.715). In order to take this entrance examination, the qualification awarded in the person’s country of origin must enable the holder to enrol in higher education and be based on a at least three years of study at upper-secondary level. Each UAS is free to decide whether it wishes to offer a prospective student the possibility of taking an entrance examination to verify the person’s knowledge of general education subjects and determine whether he/she is able to pursue the chosen field of study at the UAS.