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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

  • Singapore-Cambridge General Certificate of Education (new curriculum, 2006)

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
ETHZ

Admission without Entrance Examination if the following requirements are fullfilled:

  1. Mathematics + one of the following subjects: physics, chemistry or biology + one modern language. Each subject at H2 with minimum grade B;
  2. Four additional subjects at Ordinary Level or H1 or H2 out of the following: physics, chemistry, biology, computer sciences, another modern language, geography, history, economics;
  3. certificate of university admission provided by a recognised university of Singapore
Otherwise: Reduced 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 H2 (one of which must be mathematics or another natural sciences subject), 1 H1 and 2 O-levels
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 H2 (one of which must be mathematics or another natural sciences subject), 1 H1 and 2 O-levels
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 H2 (one of which must be mathematics or another natural sciences subject), 1 H1 and 2 O-levels
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 H2 (one of which must be mathematics or another natural sciences subject), 1 H1 and 2 O-levels
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 H2 (one of which must be mathematics or another natural sciences subject), 1 H1 and 2 O-levels
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 H2 (one of which must be mathematics or another natural sciences subject), 1 H1 and 2 O-levels
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 H2 (one of which must be mathematics or another natural sciences subject), 1 H1 and 2 O-levels
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 H2 (one of which must be mathematics or another natural sciences subject), 1 H1 and 2 O-levels + HSG admission test
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 H2 (one of which must be mathematics or another natural sciences subject), 1 H1 and 2 O-levels
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 H2 (one of which must be mathematics or another natural sciences subject), 1 H1 and 2 O-levels