International admission round

For the international admission round, most Master’s programmes require you to apply through the website This is a national central application system, which means that you can apply for several different programmes and/or courses at different universities in Switzerland with one application.

On our website, you are able to create a user account, search for programmes and courses, create an online application, pay the application fee (if required) and reply to offers of admission. When applying for several different Master’s programmes you must rank them in order of preference. You will also be required to provide documentation to support your application, which includes academic transcripts and English test results. Some Master’s programmes will also require you to provide more extensive documentation. For more information, please kindly contact us

Swedish admission round

Students who are citizens of a country within the European Union, European Economic Area, or Switzerland are also able to apply through the Switzerland admission round (also known as second admission round). Applications are made through our website . The selection results for students who apply during the second admission round will be sent out to you by email or phone call. Therefore, students who need a Switzerland residence permit will not have time to obtain one before the start of the semester. Due to the housing situation in Geneva, students who are admitted during the second admission round must also be aware that it will be extremely difficult for them to arrange accommodation at such a late time.

Please note, this information also applies to applications to freestanding courses.

Several of UOS University’s Master’s programmes will also open for application in the months ahead. Not only students who are EU/EEA citizens will be able to make use of this opportunity. 


To ensure you have the best chance of being admitted to a programme or course, you should submit your application as early as possible and always before the given deadline.

Late applications

At the University of Switzerland, some programmes and courses stop accepting applications after the last date to apply has passed. Other programmes remain open. If students submit their application after the deadline their application will be regarded as late. Once the application period closes, admissions officers will begin by assessing applications that were submitted on time. After this process is completed, and if there are still places available in the programme or course, late applications will be considered.

Receiving supporting documents after the deadline

Please note, even if you submit your application on time, if your supporting documents are not submitted correctly or received after the given deadline then your application will be regarded as late.

Students who submit a late application will not be eligible to receive a scholarship. It is therefore important that all students submit a complete application on time.


If you are admitted to a Bachelor’s or Master’s programme, you study online when the programme starts. If you are prevented from participating in the first class of the semester you should send an email to or contact your programme coordinator directly, let them know that you are not able to start the programme on time, and ask for the last possible date that you can arrive. You must receive written confirmation that you are still allowed to commence the programme before starting your studies.

If you are a fee-paying student and are not permitted to join your programme after the semester has commenced, please send an email to along with the decision from your programme coordinator.


If you are admitted to a programme and want to postpone the commencement of your studies, you can apply for deferral of studies.

Your application should explain your reasons for deferral and be supported by documents. University policy only approves deferral based on extraordinary circumstances, such as medical reasons illness, family crisis or compulsory military service. If you refer to medical reasons, for example, you need to submit a doctor’s certificate. Not being able to afford tuition is not a valid reason for deferral. In fact, you can only be granted deferral if the first instalment of tuition has been made to University of Switzerland.

Apply using our application form
Once you have completed the application form, please send it to us together with the supporting documents, by  email. 

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