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Supplementary Examination of the Swiss Universities

If you have a recognized international university entrance qualification that deviates considerably from a Swiss school leaving certificate (Matura), you must pass a supplementary examination organized jointly by the Swiss universities. This examination takes place each fall.

Location of the examination Zurich
Examination organizer ECUS
Deadline for registration June 15
Examination dates 2022 - Thursday, August 17, 2023: Mathematics, written, 3 hours
  - Friday, August 18, 2023: English, written, 2 hours
  - Individually: German language exam level C1 (written and oral) organized by the Zürcher Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften, Applied Linguistics Department, date is not yet available.
  - Monday, August 28, 2023 and Tuesday, August 29, 2023: oral exams in Mathematics, English, History and one compulsory subject from the following group: Geography, Biology, Chemistry, Physics.
Prep time: 15 minutes; examination: 15 minutes
The examination covers five subjects and is divided into two parts
Part 1 Language of instruction (level C1), compulsory for all candidates: oral and written examination
Part 2 Three compulsory subjects and one obligatory elective subject
Three compulsory subjects  
Mathematics Written and oral examination
English Written and oral examination
History* Oral examination (*including introduction to law)
One obligatory elective subject from the following group:
Biology Oral examination
Chemistry Oral examination
Physics Oral examination
Geography* Oral examination (*including introduction to economics)

The examination results will be available by calendar week 36 at the latest.