Semester Dates and Deadlines Application Deadlines for Students

Admission deadlines for starting in the spring

Applications for the spring semester are processed from September 1 of the previous year.

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 January 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 in mid-February.


Bachelor regular late
Non-medical study programs; starting 1st semester: only with approval, see details on the study program
December 15 January 31
Non-medical study programs without Sport Science major and minor 60 ECTS credits, starting in more advanced semesters December 15 January 31
Medicine, Dental Medicine and Veterinary Medicine not possible
30+ admission procedure not possible
Master regular late 
Non-medical study programs December 15 January 31
Medicine, Dental Medicine and Veterinary Medicine not possible
Continuing studies regular  late
Lawyer December 15 January 31
Notary public December 15 January 31
Priest/pastor December 15 January 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.