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Jamaica

General Provisions

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

Recognised upper secondary school-leaving certificate

  • Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE)
  • General Certificate of Education (A-Levels and O-Levels)

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 Jamaican university + 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 C. At least 3 of these subjects must be at Advanced Level (one of which must be mathematics or another natural sciences subject) + Complementary Examination ECUS
BernUpper secondary school-leaving certificate including at least 6 independent general education subjects, each with a minimum grade of C. At least 3 of these subjects must be at Advanced Level (one of which must be mathematics or another natural sciences subject) + Complementary Examination ECUS
FribourgUpper secondary school-leaving certificate including at least 6 independent general education subjects, each with a minimum grade of C. At least 3 of these subjects must be at Advanced Level (one of which must be mathematics or another natural sciences subject) + Complementary Examination ECUS
GenèveUpper secondary school-leaving certificate including at least 6 independent general education subjects, each with a minimum grade of C. At least 3 of these subjects must be at Advanced Level (one of which must be mathematics or another natural sciences subject) + Complementary Examination ECUS
LausanneUpper secondary school-leaving certificate including at least 6 independent general education subjects, each with a minimum grade of C. At least 3 of these subjects must be at Advanced Level (one of which must be mathematics or another natural sciences subject) + Complementary Examination ECUS
LuzernUpper secondary school-leaving certificate including at least 6 independent general education subjects, each with a minimum grade of C. At least 3 of these subjects must be at Advanced Level (one of which must be mathematics or another natural sciences subject) + Complementary Examination ECUS
NeuchâtelUpper secondary school-leaving certificate including at least 6 independent general education subjects, each with a minimum grade of C. At least 3 of these subjects must be at Advanced Level (one of which must be mathematics or another natural sciences subject) + Complementary Examination ECUS
St. GallenUpper secondary school-leaving certificate including at least 6 independent general education subjects, each with a minimum grade of C. At least 3 of these subjects must be at Advanced Level (one of which must be mathematics or another natural sciences subject) + Complementary Examination ECUS   
ZürichUpper secondary school-leaving certificate including at least 6 independent general education subjects, each with a minimum grade of C. At least 3 of these subjects must be at Advanced Level (one of which must be mathematics or another natural sciences subject) + Complementary Examination ECUS
USIUpper secondary school-leaving certificate including at least 6 independent general education subjects, each with a minimum grade of C. At least 3 of these subjects must be at Advanced Level (one of which must be mathematics or another natural sciences subject) + special conditions (Admission Regulations, art. 8 par. 3)