Admission requirements for the Bachelor in Mathematics

For admission to the Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, you need one of the following qualifications:

  • federal or Swiss-recognized maturity certificate;
  • a Swiss Federal VET baccalaureate certificate, together with the proof of the supplementary examinations (DE / FR) offered by the Swiss Baccalaureate Examination Commission “Passerelle” (University Aptitude Test);
  • a diploma from a Swiss university of applied sciences and arts;
  • another equivalent Swiss certificate of education in accordance with Appendix A of the Admissions Regulations (DE / FR);
  • an equivalent foreign certificate of education in accordance with Appendix B of the Admissions Regulations (DE / FR).

Admission without grammar/high school baccalaureate

  • Admission by written application and entrance examination for people who do not fulfil our terms and conditions of admission is being planned for the BSc in Mathematics but has not yet been implemented. You can find more detailed information in the section Admission without Baccalaureate (DE / FR​​​​​​​).

Knowledge of languages

The language of instruction for the course is English. A good knowledge of this language is therefore essential. Assistance is provided at the start of the course. From a language point of view, mathematics textbooks in a foreign language are generally fairly easy to understand.

Foreign certificates of education

The terms and conditions of admission specific to individual countries can be found in Appendix B of the Admissions Regulations (DE / FR) and in the Admission and Registration section. It is important to remember that, as well as the necessary certificate of education, the additional terms and conditions of admission listed must also be met.

Final fail

Anyone who, as a result of failing to pass examinations, has been excluded finally from further studies in a comparable course at a Swiss or foreign university or higher education institution cannot be admitted to this course of study at the Swiss Distance Learning University.

Module accreditations

Equivalent academic credits, which have been achieved at universities or higher education institutions, can be transferred, provided that they are judged to be equivalent in terms of scope and content, are suitable for the level, were achieved no longer than five years ago and were completed with a satisfactory grade. The relevant grade is included in the grading.

A minimum of 120 of the 180 ECTS points required for the Bachelor’s degree must be obtained at the Swiss Distance Learning University. Where there are prior achievements, an appropriate application should be made during the online registration.

Taking individual modules

Do you fulfil the admission requirements but would like to take only one or two modules? 
The Swiss Distance Learning University offers you this possibility for one semester. Our Student Managers will be pleased to provide information and advise you on the choice of possible modules.

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