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Namibia

General Provisions

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

Recognised upper secondary school-leaving certificate

  • Namibian Senior Secondary Certificate (NSSC) ordinary level + Namibian Senior Secondary Certificate (NSSC) higher level

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 Namibian university + Reduced Entrance Examination ETHZ. Otherwise: Comprehensive Entrance Examination ETHZ
BaselUpper secondary school-leaving certificate including at least 6 independent general education subjects. At least 3 of these subjects must be NSSC higher level, each with a minimum grade of 2 (one of which must be mathematics or another natural sciences subject) and 3 NSSC ordinary level, each with a minimum grade of C + certificate of university admission in the desired academic subject provided by a recognised Namibian university + Complementary Examination ECUS
BernUpper secondary school-leaving certificate including at least 6 independent general education subjects. At least 3 of these subjects must be NSSC higher level, each with a minimum grade of 2 (one of which must be mathematics or another natural sciences subject) and 3 NSSC ordinary level, each with a minimum grade of C + certificate of university admission in the desired academic subject provided by a recognised Namibian university + Complementary Examination ECUS
FribourgUpper secondary school-leaving certificate including at least 6 independent general education subjects. At least 3 of these subjects must be NSSC higher level, each with a minimum grade of 2 (one of which must be mathematics or another natural sciences subject) and 3 NSSC ordinary level, each with a minimum grade of C + certificate of university admission provided by a recognised Namibian university + Complementary Examination ECUS
GenèveUpper secondary school-leaving certificate including at least 6 independent general education subjects. At least 3 of these subjects must be NSSC higher level, each with a minimum grade of 2 (one of which must be mathematics or another natural sciences subject) and 3 NSSC ordinary level, each with a minimum grade of C + certificate of university admission in the desired academic subject provided by a recognised Namibian university + Complementary Examination ECUS
LausanneUpper secondary school-leaving certificate including at least 6 independent general education subjects. At least 3 of these subjects must be NSSC higher level, each with a minimum grade of 2 (one of which must be mathematics or another natural sciences subject) and 3 NSSC ordinary level, each with a minimum grade of C + certificate of university admission in the desired academic subject provided by a recognised Namibian university + Complementary Examination ECUS
LuzernUpper secondary school-leaving certificate including at least 6 independent general education subjects. At least 3 of these subjects must be NSSC higher level, each with a minimum grade of 2 (one of which must be mathematics or another natural sciences subject) and 3 NSSC ordinary level, each with a minimum grade of C + certificate of university admission provided by a recognised Namibian university + Complementary Examination ECUS
NeuchâtelUpper secondary school-leaving certificate including at least 6 independent general education subjects. At least 3 of these subjects must be NSSC higher level, each with a minimum grade of 2 (one of which must be mathematics or another natural sciences subject) and 3 NSSC ordinary level, each with a minimum grade of C + certificate of university admission in the desired academic subject provided by a recognised Namibian university + Complementary Examination ECUS
St. GallenUpper secondary school-leaving certificate including at least 6 independent general education subjects. At least 3 of these subjects must be NSSC higher level, each with a minimum grade of 2 (one of which must be mathematics or another natural sciences subject) and 3 NSSC ordinary level, each with a minimum grade of C + certificate of university admission in the desired academic subject provided by a recognised Namibian university + Complementary Examination ECUS
ZürichUpper secondary school-leaving certificate including at least 6 independent general education subjects. At least 3 of these subjects must be NSSC higher level, each with a minimum grade of 2 (one of which must be mathematics or another natural sciences subject) and 3 NSSC ordinary level, each with a minimum grade of C + certificate of university admission in the desired academic subject provided by a recognised Namibian university + Complementary Examination ECUS
USIUpper secondary school-leaving certificate including at least 6 independent general education subjects. At least 3 of these subjects must be NSSC higher level, each with a minimum grade of 2 (one of which must be mathematics or another natural sciences subject) and 3 NSSC ordinary level, each with a minimum grade of C + certificate of university admission in the desired academic subject provided by a recognised Namibian university + special conditions (Admission Regulations, art. 8 par. 3)