Admissions @ LucerneDecember 28, 2022 2023-01-27 13:01
Admissions @ Lucerne
Admission Process @ Lucerne
This page provides detailed information about admission for programs conducted at our Lucerne campus.
At Rushford, we strive to make the application process as easy and straightforward as possible.
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For admission into undergraduate programs you should have successfully completed (with a minumum overall score of 55%) your upper secondary education (post-16) that gives access to universities in your home country. Overseas high school qualifications, tertiary studies that include studies in a bachelor’s degree, completed diplomas or advanced diplomas and preparation programs can all be accepted.
For admission into most postgraduate programs, you are required to hold at minimum a recognised bachelor’s degree with a minimum overall score of 55% (GPA 2.0 on a 4.0 point scale) or higher.
In some instances, you may also require relevant work experience and/or research experience. If applicable, you may demonstrate this through submission of a CV, portfolio, and/or a personal statement.
During the application process you will be expected to submit a copy of several documents. At a minimum the following documents will be required:
– Degree / Diploma
– Academic Transcripts / Marks Sheets
– English Proficiency Certificate (Test results)
– Curriculum Vitae
– Passport size photographs
– 2 letters of recommendation
– Sponsor’s proof of finances such as bank statements
– Sponsor’s income tax filings for last 3 or more years
– Sponsor’s Identification documents etc.
The Swiss consulate may ask for additional documents in support of your application.
Please note that documents not in English language should be translated and certified by a professional translator.
Our programs are conducted in English language. As such, you must demonstrate proficiency in English language by submitting one of the following test scores during the application process:
IELTS Overall: 5.5
TOEFL (iBT: 58+; PBT: 490+; CBT: 167+)
TOEIC Overall: 555+
PTE Overall: 50+
Duolingo Overall: 90+
Most students from outside of the EU need a visa to enter Switzerland. You can only enter Switzerland for studies with a student visa. If you need a visa, you must apply for one as part of your application to Rushford. Without a visa, you will not be able to enter the country to start your studies.
If you are unsure whether you need a visa to enter Switzerland, please contact us, your local Rushford representative, or the Swiss Embassy in your area.
The process of applying for and getting a visa can take up to 12 weeks, so you should factor this into your decision about which term you want to begin your studies.
The Rushford Admissions Office and/or your local Rushford representative will help you through this process and provide you with any necessary documents that you may require from our side.
More information about the visa application and stamping process is provided in the Detailed Steps section of this page.
Fees for all our programs are listed on their respective program page. Please check the program page for which you wish to apply.
In addition there is an application fee of CHF 150 to be paid after you have submitted your application. Your application process will not proceed further until the application fee has been paid.
Further to the application fee, you may incur other expenses such as for the translation of your documents if they are not in English, and document apostille.
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