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

Recognised upper secondary school-leaving certificate

  • Lukion Päättötodistus + Ylioppilastutkintotodistus (Abschlusszeugnis des Gymnasiums + Matriculation Examination Certificate)

    with the following general education subjects
    (during the

    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
    ETHZ

    Upper secondary school-leaving certificate  with at least 75 completed courses. The following subjects must be part of the final examination (Ylioppilastutkinto suomessa) and passed with a minimum grade average of 70% :

    1. Mathematics (Advanced Course, pitkä oppimäära)
    2. Physics or Chemistry or Biology
    3. One language (Advanced Course, pitkä oppimäära)
    During the final three years of schooling, the following minimum number of courses must be completed in the above mentioned  final examination subjects: 1. in Mathematics : 13 courses ; 2. In Physics or Chemistry or Biology :  8 courses;   3. In one language: 8 courses. Furthermore, 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 Finnish university. Otherwise: Reduced Entrance Examination ETH Zurich
    BaselLukion Päättötodistus + Ylioppilastutkintotodistus with at least 75 courses including 6 independent general education subjects with at least 8 courses in each subject and 10 courses in mathematics + certificate of university admission in the desired academic subject provided by a recognised Finnish university or Complementary Examination ECUS
    BernLukion Päättötodistus + Ylioppilastutkintotodistus with at least 75 courses including 6 independent general education subjects with at least 8 courses in each subject and 10 courses in mathematics + certificate of university admission in the desired academic subject provided by a recognised Finnish university or Complementary Examination ECUS
    FribourgLukion Päättötodistus + Ylioppilastutkintotodistus with at least 75 courses including 6 independent general education subjects with at least 8 courses in each subject and 10 courses in mathematics + certificate of university admission provided by a recognised Finnish university or Complementary Examination ECUS
    GenèveLukion Päättötodistus + Ylioppilastutkintotodistus with at least 75 courses including 6 independent general education subjects with at least 8 courses in each subject and 10 courses in mathematics + certificate of university admission provided by a recognised Finnish university or Complementary Examination ECUS
    LausanneLukion Päättötodistus + Ylioppilastutkintotodistus with at least 75 courses including 6 independent general education subjects with at least 8 courses in each subject and 10 courses in mathematics + certificate of university admission in the desired academic subject provided by a recognised Finnish university or Complementary Examination ECUS
    LuzernLukion Päättötodistus + Ylioppilastutkintotodistus with at least 75 courses including 6 independent general education subjects with at least 8 courses in each subject and 10 courses in mathematics + certificate of university admission provided by a recognised Finnish university or Complementary Examination ECUS
    NeuchâtelLukion Päättötodistus + Ylioppilastutkintotodistus with at least 75 courses including 6 independent general education subjects with at least 8 courses in each subject and 10 courses in mathematics + certificate of university admission in the desired academic subject provided by a recognised Finnish university or Complementary Examination ECUS
    St. GallenLukion Päättötodistus + Ylioppilastutkintotodistus with at least 75 courses including 6 independent general education subjects with at least 8 courses in each subject and 10 courses in mathematics + certificate of university admission in the desired academic subject provided by a recognised Finnish university + HSG admission test or Complementary Examination ECUS
    ZürichLukion Päättötodistus + Ylioppilastutkintotodistus with at least 75 courses including 6 independent general education subjects with at least 8 courses in each subject and 10 courses in mathematics + certificate of university admission in the desired academic subject provided by a recognised Finnish university or Complementary Examination ECUS
    USILukion Päättötodistus + Ylioppilastutkintotodistus with at least 75 courses including 6 independent general education subjects with at least 8 courses in each subject and 10 courses in mathematics + certificate of university admission in the desired academic subject provided by a recognised Finnish university or special conditions (Admission Regulations, art. 8 par. 3)