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Outside Switzerland

Entry requirements for universities outside Switzerland

In principle, almost every university in the world has its own entry requirements. The rule of thumb is illustrated in the following table. (IGCSE is foundation level, AS is lower advanced level, AL is higher advanced level)

England

Subjects Grades

Elite university

3 AL, 1 AS AAAB

Good university

3 AL, 1 AS Minimum garde C

Average university

2-3 AL, 1 AS Minimum grade E

USA

Subjects Grades

Elite university

3 AL, 1 AS AAAB

Good university

3 AL 1 AS; partial excuse from Freshmen's Year may be granted Minimum grade C

Average university

2-3 AL, 1 AS; partial excuse from Freshmen's Year may be granted Minimum grade E

Germany

Subjects Grades

All universities

3 AL, 1 AS; subjects according to field of study, German does not count Minimum grade E

Remaining EU countries

Subjects Grades

Most universities

3 AL, 1 AS, poss. 2 IGCSE

Minimum grade C

Assisted admission to English universities from the age of 21

From the age of 21 students in England and Scotland are considered to be ‘mature'. This means they may be admitted to a programme of study even if they do not fulfil the entry requirements for younger students.

Assisted admission to the Distance Learning Programme of London University
Two A-levels and three IGCSEs (minimum grade C) qualify students for distance learning study with the London University External Programme.