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Ireland (L)

General Provisions

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

Recognised upper secondary school-leaving certificate

  • Leaving Certificate (Ardteistiméireacht)

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

EPFLLeaving Certificate including Higher Levels in the subjects 1) mathematics, 2) physics and 3) Irish or English. A minimum grade of H2 must have been obtained in each of these subjects. Three of the following additional subjects must also have been followed during the upper secondary school years (as Ordinary or Higher Levels): 1) applied mathematics or computer science, 2) general geography, 3) general history, 4) second modern language, 5) chemistry or biology. Otherwise: Entrance Examination EPFL
ETHZ Upper secondary school-leaving certificate with three Higher Levels in 1. mathematics, 2. physics or chemistry or biology and 3. language of instruction or foreign language, each one with minimum grade 3 in the final exam + four additional subjects at Higher or Lower Level out of the following: physics, chemistry, biology, computer science, another language, geography, history, economics + certificate of university admission in the desired academic subject provided by a recognised Irish university. Otherwise: Reduced Entrance Examination ETHZ
BaselUpper secondary school-leaving certificate including six independent general education subjects, each one with a minimum grade of H5/O5. At least 3 of these subjects must be taken at Higher Level (one of which must be mathematics or another natural sciences subject)
BernUpper secondary school-leaving certificate including six independent general education subjects, each one with a minimum grade of H5/O5. At least 3 of these subjects must be taken at Higher Level (one of which must be mathematics or another natural sciences subject)
FribourgUpper secondary school-leaving certificate including six independent general education subjects, each one with a minimum grade of H5/O5. At least 3 of these subjects must be taken at Higher Level (one of which must be mathematics or another natural sciences subject)
GenèveUpper secondary school-leaving certificate including six independent general education subjects, each one with a minimum grade of H5/O5. At least 3 of these subjects must be taken at Higher Level (one of which must be mathematics or another natural sciences subject)
LausanneUpper secondary school-leaving certificate including six independent general education subjects, each one with a minimum grade of H5/O5. At least 3 of these subjects must be taken at Higher Level (one of which must be mathematics or another natural sciences subject)
LuzernUpper secondary school-leaving certificate including six independent general education subjects, each one with a minimum grade of H5/O5. At least 3 of these subjects must be taken at Higher Level (one of which must be mathematics or another natural sciences subject)
NeuchâtelUpper secondary school-leaving certificate including six independent general education subjects, each one with a minimum grade of H5/O5. At least 3 of these subjects must be taken at Higher Level (one of which must be mathematics or another natural sciences subject)
St. GallenUpper secondary school-leaving certificate including six independent general education subjects, each one with a minimum grade of H5/O5. At least 3 of these subjects must be taken at Higher Level (one of which must be mathematics or another natural sciences subject)
+ HSG admission test
ZürichUpper secondary school-leaving certificate including six independent general education subjects, each one with a minimum grade of H5/O5. At least 3 of these subjects must be taken at Higher Level (one of which must be mathematics or another natural sciences subject)
USIUpper secondary school-leaving certificate including six independent general education subjects, each one with a minimum grade of H5/O5. At least 3 of these subjects must be taken at Higher Level (one of which must be mathematics or another natural sciences subject)