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Austria (L) (B)

General Provisions

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

Recognised upper secondary school-leaving certificate

  • Reifezeugnis einer allgemein bildenden höheren Schule (AHS)
  • Reifezeugnis einer Bundeshandelsakademie (only accepted by the Universität St. Gallen)

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

EPFLMatura including the subjects 1) mathematics, 2) physics, 3) German and 4) second modern language. The grade average must be below 2,00. Three of the following additional subjects must also have been followed during the upper secondary school years and/or be part of the Matura: 1) applied mathematics or computer science, 2) general geography, 3) general history, 4) third modern language, 5) chemistry or biology. Otherwise: Entrance Examination EPFL
ETHZUpper secondary school-leaving certificate with proof of the following: tuition in the subjects 1. mathematics, 2. physics or chemistry or biology and 3. language of instruction or foreign language during the last two years before the upper secondary school-leaving certificate. These subjects must be part of the final exam and passed with a minimum grade average of 70% + four of the following subjects must have been part of the final three years of schooling: physics, chemistry, biology, computer science, another language, geography, history, economics. Otherwise: Reduced Entrance Examination ETHZ. HTL-Matura: Reduced Entrance Examination ETHZ
BaselUpper secondary school-leaving certificate
BernUpper secondary school-leaving certificate
FribourgUpper secondary school-leaving certificate
GenèveUpper secondary school-leaving certificate
LausanneUpper secondary school-leaving certificate
LuzernUpper secondary school-leaving certificate
NeuchâtelUpper secondary school-leaving certificate
St. GallenUpper secondary school-leaving certificate + HSG admission test
ZürichUpper secondary school-leaving certificate
USIUpper secondary school-leaving certificate