General admission requirements are published in the bachelor degree admission regulations for the University of Applied Sciences of Western Switzerland and comply with the provisions of the Swiss national law on universities of applied sciences.

The conditions (information here in French or German) which vary from one area of study to another are specified in the regulations. Conditions are the same for all students in the same department regardless of where the students choose to study.

QualificationAccess conditions
Federal Vocational BaccalaureateDirect access depending on the type of baccalaureate and Swiss Federal VET Diploma, otherwise access subject to one year’s work experience in an area related to the UAS degree programme.
Baccalaureate               Access subject to one year’s work experience in an area related to the UAS degree programme.
Specialised baccalaureateDirect access, if the chosen option relates to the UAS course of study, otherwise access subject to one year’s work experience in an area related to the UAS degree programme.
Diploma from a College of Professional Education and Training (PET)The admission of graduates from Colleges of Professional Education and Training (PET) to Bachelor’s degree programmes is possible in the case of a one-year simplified course with equivalence in certain modules (validation of attainment).
Foreign qualifications

Provided the qualification is recognised as equivalent to one of the Swiss qualifications above, the same conditions apply. Further information on the qualifications equivalent to a baccalaureate.

Qualifications not referred to above

Applicants aged 25 and over, who do not fulfil the general conditions of admission set out in the admission regulations but whose professional career has given them both professional and personal skills equivalent to the qualifications required, may be admitted by portfolio.



Work experience

For the Bachelor of Science in Business Information Technology, the professional experience must have been acquired in a professional area related to business, administration or information technology.

For further information or questions, please contact the admissions service: admissions.heg@hevs.ch


Recognition of work / life experience (in French)

Recognition of work / life experience (in German)


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