Switzerland

Recognised School Leaving Qualifications

French Speaking

  • Certificat de Maturité / Certificat de Maturité Cantonal reconnu par la Confédération
  • Maturité Cantonale

German Speaking

  • Eidgenössisch anerkanntes kantonales Maturitätszeugnis
  • Maturitätsausweis
  • Kantonale Matutität partial recognition to a maximum of 500 points

 Italian Speaking

  •  Attestato di Maturità / Attestato di Maturità Cantonale riconosciuto dalla Confederazione
  •  Maturità Cantonale - partial recognition to a maximum of 500 points

The following examination may be considered on a case-by-case basis:

Cantonal Maturity Certificate (Kantonale Maturität/Maturité Cantonale/Maturità Cantonale): not recognised federally: Is considered comparable to GCE Advanced Subsidiary AS level/Scottish Higher standard. Does not automatically satisfy the general entrance requirements of British higher education institutions; students may be considered on an individual basis.

Eligibility Requirements

Subject pass mark for University purposes:

Pass on appropriate scale - i.e. 6 on 10 point scale; 4 on 6 point scale and 3 on 5 point scale.

NB:  Applicants must present a school report showing grades attained in each subject

Minimum Entry Requirements/Matriculation:

The minimum eligibility criteria follow. Proof of English proficiency is required in all cases. There may also be specific subject requirements for courses.

 

Level 8

 

 

                         10 point scale

                           6 point scale

                              5 point scale
2 H5         required

all 6 subjects at 6 with at least 2 at 8

all 6 subjects at 4 with at least 2 at 5 all 6 subjects at 3 with at least 2 at 2

In all cases the subjects must be distinct recognised subjects.

English Language Competence:

Specific Subject Requirements:

To compare the subject requirements in terms of Irish Leaving Certificate as specified on the UCC website, use the following table:

Subject Grade Comparison:

NB NOT for points conversion  -  for this see separate table below   

 LC higher 10 point scale  6 point scale 5 point scale         LC Ordinary  10 point scale   6 point scale 5 point scale
H1 10 6  1  O1  8  5  2
H2 9  6  1  O2  7  4  3
H3 9  6  1  O3  6  4  3
H4 8  5  2   O4  6  4  3
H5 8  5 2  O5  6  4  3
H6 7  4 3  O6  6  4  3
H7 6  4 3        

 

 

Agreed Entry Requirements for EU/EFTA

Points Comparison

Guideline Indicative equivalence with Irish Leaving Certificate points:

 

Bonus for Mathematics: Not applicable

Single Sitting: Points are calculated based on all subjects examined at the same time.

The indicative equivalence will be calculated as follows (counting the 6 best distinct subjects normally recognised by Irish HEIs for admissions purposes) Note, for exams accepted to maximum of 500, this will be scaled pro rata:

10 Point Scale

Score

Subject Indicative Points Score

10

100

9

85

8

70

7

55

6

40

Example:  480 = 4 subjects at 9 + 2 at 8

6 Point Scale

Score

Subject Indicative Points Score

6

100

5

70

4

40

Example:  480 = 4 subjects at 6 + 2 at 4

 

5 Point Scale

Score

Subject Indicative Points Score

1

100

2

70

3

40

Example:  480 = 4 subjects at 1 + 2 at 3

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