This institutional profile has been created for use by University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate programs.
Other names: University of Zürich.
First degree/qualification: Lizentiat, Diplom, professional degrees (6-12 semesters) or bachelor's (3 years).
Minimum quality for UW-Madison Graduate School admission: 5.0/6.0.
Minimum level for UW-Madison Graduate School admission: 6-8 semester first degree or 1.5-2 year master's after 3 year bachelor's.
Documents required: Official transcript (Ausweis); official certification of degree and date awarded, or the Bologna diploma supplement. All documents in German and English.
Description: Instituted as a university in 1833; Switzerland's largest university. Usual admission requirement: Maturitätszeugnis (secondary school certificate) or recognized equivalent (12 years of education).
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Two examination systems. (1) Three required examinations: Vorprüfung I, at the end of at least 3 semesters; Vorprüfung II, at the end of at least 5 semesters (a Zwischenprüfung is required at the end of the fourth semester in some faculties) and Schlussprüfung, the final examination. (2) Akzessexamen (access exam) after completion of basic course work and required to continue at a higher level; may be given after the first year but usually at the end of the second year.
Language of instruction: German.
- Master's: 1-2 years.
- Doctorate: Duration varies.
Last updated: Dec 05, 2007