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General Provisions

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

Recognised upper secondary school-leaving certificate

  • Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education HKDSE

with the following general education subjects

  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 university of Hong Kong + Reduced Entrance Examination ETHZ. Otherwise: Comprehensive Entrance Examination ETHZ
BaselUpper secondary school-leaving certificate including at least 6 independent general education subjects, each with a minimum grade of 3 (or C for a category C language subject) + certificate of university admission in the desired academic subject provided by a recognised university of the country where the upper secondary school-leaving certificate was issued or Complementary Examination ECUS
BernUpper secondary school-leaving certificate including at least 6 independent general education subjects, each with a minimum grade of 3 (or C for a category C language subject) + certificate of university admission in the desired academic subject provided by a recognised university of the country where the upper secondary school-leaving certificate was issued or Complementary Examination ECUS
FribourgUpper secondary school-leaving certificate including at least 6 independent general education subjects, each with a minimum grade of 3 (or C for a category C language subject) + certificate of university admission provided by a recognised university of the country where the upper secondary school-leaving certificate was issued or Complementary Examination ECUS
GenèveUpper secondary school-leaving certificate including at least 6 independent general education subjects, each with a minimum grade of 3 (or C for a category C language subject) + certificate of university admission provided by a recognised university of the country where the upper secondary school-leaving certificate was issued or Complementary Examination ECUS
LausanneUpper secondary school-leaving certificate including at least 6 independent general education subjects, each with a minimum grade of 3 (or C for a category C language subject) + certificate of university admission in the desired academic subject provided by a recognised university of the country where the upper secondary school-leaving certificate was issued or Complementary Examination ECUS
LuzernUpper secondary school-leaving certificate including at least 6 independent general education subjects, each with a minimum grade of 3 (or C for a category C language subject) + certificate of university admission provided by a recognised university of the country where the upper secondary school-leaving certificate was issued or Complementary Examination ECUS
NeuchâtelUpper secondary school-leaving certificate including at least 6 independent general education subjects, each with a minimum grade of 3 (or C for a category C language subject) + certificate of university admission in the desired academic subject provided by a recognised university of the country where the upper secondary school-leaving certificate was issued or Complementary Examination ECUS
St. GallenUpper secondary school-leaving certificate including at least 6 independent general education subjects, each with a minimum grade of 3 (or C for a category C language subject) + certificate of university admission in the desired academic subject provided by a recognised university of the country where the upper secondary school-leaving certificate was issued + HSG admission test or Complementary Examination ECUS
ZürichUpper secondary school-leaving certificate including at least 6 independent general education subjects, each with a minimum grade of 3 (or C for a category C language subject) + certificate of university admission in the desired academic subject provided by a recognised university of the country where the upper secondary school-leaving certificate was issued or Complementary Examination ECUS
USIUpper secondary school-leaving certificate including at least 6 independent general education subjects, each with a minimum grade of 3 (or C for a category C language subject) + certificate of university admission in the desired academic subject provided by a recognised university of the country where the upper secondary school-leaving certificate was issued or special conditions (Admission Regulations, art. 8 par. 3)