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Australia (L)

General Provisions

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

Recognised upper secondary school-leaving certificate

  • Australian Capital Territory: ACT Senior Secondary Certificate
  • New South Wales: Higher School Certificate (HSC)
  • Northern Territory: Northern Territory Certificate of Education and Training (NTCET)
  • Queensland: Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE)
  • South Australia: South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE)
  • Tasmania: Tasmanian Certificate of Education (TCE)
  • Victoria: Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE)
  • Western Australia: Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE)

with the following general education subjects
(during the last 3 years)

  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 2019/20

EPFLUpper secondary school-leaving certificate + Entrance Examination EPFL
ETHZUpper secondary school-leaving certificate + certificate of university admission in the desired academic subject provided by a recognised Australian university + Reduced Entrance Examination ETHZ. Otherwise: Comprehensive Entrance Examination ETHZ
BaselUpper secondary school-leaving certificate + certificate of university admission in the desired academic subject provided by a recognised Australian university or Complementary Examination ECUS
BernUpper secondary school-leaving certificate + certificate of university admission in the desired academic subject provided by a recognised Australian university or Complementary Examination ECUS
FribourgUpper secondary school-leaving certificate + certificate of university admission provided by a recognised Australian university or Complementary Examination ECUS 
GenèveUpper secondary school-leaving certificate + certificate of university admission provided by a recognised Australian university or Complementary Examination ECUS
LausanneUpper secondary school-leaving certificate + certificate of university admission in the desired academic subject provided by a recognised Australian university or Complementary Examination ECUS
LuzernUpper secondary school-leaving certificate + certificate of university admission provided by a recognised Australian university or Complementary Examination ECUS
NeuchâtelUpper secondary school-leaving certificate + certificate of university admission in the desired academic subject provided by a recognised Australian university or Complementary Examination ECUS
St. GallenUpper secondary school-leaving certificate + certificate of university admission in the desired academic subject provided by a recognised Australian university + HSG admission test or Complementary Examination ECUS
ZürichUpper secondary school-leaving certificate + certificate of university admission in the desired academic subject provided by a recognised Australian university or Complementary Examination ECUS
USIUpper secondary school-leaving certificate + certificate of university admission in the desired academic subject provided by a recognised Australian university or special conditions (Admission Regulations, art. 8 par. 3)