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University of Basel

Basic principles for the recognition of foreign educational qualification

Foreign secondary school leaving certificates are in principle only recognized if the criteria listed under points 1 - 7 are fulfilled.

Foreign secondary school leaving certificates must

  1. in essence correspond to the Swiss Maturität certificate;
  2. be the highest possible secondary school leaving certificate in the issuing country:
  3. entitle the holder to general access to all university faculties and programs;
  4. prove a school history of at least 11 years (of which at least three years were spent at upper secondary level / in senior classes);
  5. have been achieved in an unabbreviated way and as a rule in a classroom setting;
  6. be in one of the following streams: classical languages, modern languages, humanities and social sciences, or mathematics and natural sciences;
  7. qualify as general education.
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