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Denmark (L)

General Provisions

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

Recognised upper secondary school-leaving certificate

  • Bevis for Studentereksamen (stx)

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 in a scientific stream including the subjects 1) mathematics, 2) physics, 3) language of the country of the diploma 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) chemistry or biology + certificate of University admission in the chosen academic field, provided by a recognised University of the country of the diploma. Otherwise: Entrance Examination EPFL
ETHZUpper secondary school-leaving certificate with proof of the following: tuition in the subjects 1. mathematics (Level A), 2. physics or chemistry or biology (Level A) and 3. language of instruction or foreign language (Level A). 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 + certificate of university admission in the desired academic subject provided by a recognised Danish university.  Otherwise: Reduced Entrance Examination ETHZ
BaselUpper secondary school-leaving certificate + certificate of university admission in the desired academic subject provided by a recognised Danish university or Complementary Examination ECUS
BernUpper secondary school-leaving certificate + certificate of university admission in the desired academic subject provided by a recognised Danish university or Complementary Examination ECUS
FribourgUpper secondary school-leaving certificate + certificate of university admission provided by a recognised Danish university or Complementary Examination ECUS 
GenèveUpper secondary school-leaving certificate + certificate of university admission provided by a recognised Danish university or Complementary Examination ECUS
LausanneUpper secondary school-leaving certificate + certificate of university admission in the desired academic subject provided by a recognised Danish university or Complementary Examination ECUS
LuzernUpper secondary school-leaving certificate + certificate of university admission provided by a recognised Danish university or Complementary Examination ECUS
NeuchâtelUpper secondary school-leaving certificate + certificate of university admission in the desired academic subject provided by a recognised Danish university or Complementary Examination ECUS
St. GallenUpper secondary school-leaving certificate + certificate of university admission in the desired academic subject provided by a recognised Danish 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 Danish university or Complementary Examination ECUS
USIUpper secondary school-leaving certificate + certificate of university admission in the desired academic subject provided by a recognised Danish university or special conditions (Admission Regulations, art. 8 par. 3)