Semester Dates and Deadlines Application Deadlines for Students

Admission deadlines for starting in the fall

Applications for the fall semester are processed from January 1.

Information on applying after the regular deadline

  • An application received late costs an additional CHF 100
  • Application with international qualifications or degree certificate:

    • You can only apply after the regular closing date for applications if you do not require a visa for entering and residing in Switzerland. If you are applying late and require a visa for Switzerland, we will transfer your application to a later semester.

    • Hard copies of all the required documents must reach us by August 31.

    • Application for admission to a master's degree program: Procedure time for your application: 6 to 8 weeks
      In case of a late application we cannot guarantee that you will be in receipt of a decision of admission when the lecture period starts mid-September.


Bachelor regular late
Non-medical study programs;
but without Sport Science major and minor 60 ECTS credits
April 30  August 31
Sport Science major and minor 60 ECTS credits: 1st semester February 15 not possible
Medicine, Dental Medicine and Veterinary Medicine February 15 not possible 
30+ admission procedure February 15 not possible
Master regular late 
Non-medical study programs April 30 August 31
Medicine, Dental Medicine and Veterinary Medicine February 15 not possible
Continuing studies regular  late
Lawyer April 30 August 31
Notary public April 30 August 31
Priest/pastor April 30 August 31


Please note that it is only possible to start studying some subjects in the fall semester. You can find details about starting your studies in the basic information for individual study programs.

Moreover, we do not accept late applications for all degree programs. Consult the basic information of the individual study programs.