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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

  • Secondary Education Certificate
  • Adadiyah Certificate
  • Sixth Form Baccalaureate

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 Iraqi university + Reduced Entrance Examination ETHZ. Otherwise: Comprehensive Entrance Examination ETHZ
BaselUniversity degree (at least 3 years)
BernUniversity degree (at least 3 years)

University degree (at least 3 years)

GenèveUniversity degree (at least 3 years)
LausanneUniversity degree (at least 3 years)

University degree (at least 3 years)

NeuchâtelUniversity degree (at least 3 years)
St. GallenUniversity degree (at least 3 years) + HSG admission test
ZürichUniversity degree (at least 3 years)
USIUniversity degree (at least 3 years)
Academy of Architecture: 3 years out of a 4 to 5-year bachelor programme for studies in architecture or civil engineering