Notes on Eligibility

Given the wide variety of program options at the post-graduate level (some are very short duration course based, others are research-oriented or a combination of both), admissibility of a particular credential is determined on a case-by-case basis.

ECTS Credit System

3-year bachelor degrees for master's degree admission and 5-year master's degrees for doctoral degree admission are accepted at UBC. Please note that some countries may have both the old academic degrees and the new ECTS degrees.

UBC Master's Program Requirements

Years of Study required

at least four years of study

Overall Grade Required

5 on a 6-point scale ("Bien" or "Gut")

Credentials or Degrees Required

Licence; Lizentiat; Diplom; Ingenieur-ETH

UBC Doctoral Program Requirements

Overall Grade Required

5 on a 6-point scale ("Bien" or "Gut")

Credentials or Degrees Required

Nachdiplom; Postgraduiertes Studium; Etude de Troisieme Cycle

English Language Test

Applicants from a university in Switzerland are usually required to provide results of an English language proficiency examination as part of their application. This applies to all applicants whose basis of admission will be a degree from a university in which English is not the primary language of instruction. Please note that graduate programs have the right to request a language test when deemed necessary, even if the language of instruction has been English. Read more

Financial Awards

This is a list of selected awards that you may be able to apply / be considered for if you meet the eligibility criteria. Please review the database of financial awards for other award opportunities.


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