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Sri Lanka

General Provisions

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

Recognised upper secondary school-leaving certificate

  • Sri Lankan General Certificate of Education, O-level + A-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 Sri Lankan 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)