How to Apply for Graduate Programs

Webster University requires certain qualifications when applying to a graduate program. Students interested in a Master's degree can begin their studies either in the Fall 1 term (August) or Spring 1 (January). Webster Geneva operates on a rolling admission basis; you can submit your application at any time during the year. An admission decision is usually made within two weeks of receiving of all application documents. For prospective students who need a student visa, we recommend completing your application at least four months before your desired enrollment date.

Admissions Requirements

After selecting a program, apply online and prepare to submit the following documents:

  • Official transcripts indicating all undergraduate courses attended and the award of the bachelor’s degree.
  • Official certified copy of the diploma, if the awarding of the degree is not indicated in the transcripts.
  • Explanation of the grading system and scale, if not the American 4-point GPA scale.
  • Literal English translations of the diploma and transcripts (if they are not in English). Translations must be official: certified by an accredited translator or notarized by a competent legal authority. We do not accept photocopies of translations.
  • English proficiency results from either a TOEFL or IELTS test.
  • A 500 word essay on one of the following two topics: 1. Your past experiences that may have helped you shape your future goals and why.  2. How you expect this graduate program to help you achieve your future career or personal goals.
  • Two letters of recommendation. These can be professional colleagues, supervisors, and/or professors who are able to comment on your ability to be a successful graduate student.
  • An updated résumé or curriculum vitae.
  • Photocopy of passport biographical page, plus any current residence permit or visa for Switzerland.

The online application can be found on the website.

Note: Additional documentation might be requested by the Admissions Committee. All application documents submitted to Webster University become the property of the university and cannot be returned or reproduced. Keep a copy of all documents submitted. The application fee of CHF 50 is non-refundable.

Evaluation of your application

Applications are reviewed by the Admissions Committee and by an Academic Advisor. We look for evidence of your potential to be successful at Webster University. Primary consideration is given to your academic performance, the rigor and content of your Bachelor's degree coursework, your performance in courses directly related to the Master's program (if applicable), your documented English language proficiency, your work experience (where relevant), your motivation and commitment as demonstrated in your application essay and discussed in your letters of recommendations.

Admissions Requirements

These requirements apply to Webster Master’s degree programs.

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university.
  • A cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.5 on a 4 point scale, or its equivalent. Academic achievement in programs that use a different assessment scale is evaluated in the context of the relevant academic system.
  • The English language proficiency minimum requirement is a TOEFL score of 575 points on the Paper-based test (PBT) or 89 points Internet-based test (iBT) or an IELTS score Overall band 6.5.
  • Exceptions: admission to the MBA and the MA Counseling requires specific undergraduate prerequisites. Please contact the admissions office for details.

If you have any other questions please contact:

Jessica Geer

Graduate Admissions Representative
+41 22 959 8016