Admission to the Master of Medicine
Admission to the USI Master of Medicine is limited according to restrictions defined at a national Swiss level. Specific rules and restrictions apply to admission. In particular, special admission conditions apply to foreign applicants. Due to the limited capacity of study places in medical faculties in Switzerland, strict restrictive measures apply to foreign applicants, and in general, it is not possible to admit foreigners living abroad to medical faculties in Switzerland. According to a recommendation of the Swiss Conference of Higher Education Institutions, certain categories of foreign applicants are treated the same as Swiss applicants. These groups can enroll in medical studies.
All the requirements for admission to the Master's degree are defined in the following documents. Please read carefully:
- Regulations for admissions and matriculations at Università della Svizzera italiana;
- Regulations for limitation of admission to Medical Studies at USI.
The admission procedure depends on the university by which the student was awarded his or her Bachelor of Medicine:
- Bachelor of Medicine USI
Holders of a Bachelor of Medicine diploma from USI have a study place for the Master of medicine guaranteed at USI and admission is automatic when the student registers for the first semester of the Master program (see Art. 17, 18, of the Regulations for limitation of admission to Medical Studies).
- Bachelor of Medicine ETH Zurich or UZH
Remaining places are allocated to holders of a Bachelor of Medicine from our partner universities (ETH Zurich and University of Zurich), with which we have an agreement. These students need to apply for enrollment. (see Art 17,18, of the Regulations for limitation of admission to Medical Studies).
- Bachelor of Medicine from other universities
Remaining places are allocated according to art. 19, of the Regulations for limitation of admission to Medical Studies.