Application Process

Webster University operates on a rolling admissions basis, meaning you can submit your application at any time during the year. An admission decision is normally made within two weeks of receiving 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.

How to Apply    

Apply online and prepare to submit the following documents*:

  • Original secondary school (high school) transcripts that document at least the last three years of academic work to date (normally 10th, 11th, and 12th grades 1st semester), as well as your graduation date. Transfer students who have completed 30 credit hours or more of coursework at another university do not need to submit their secondary school transcript.
  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended, documenting all coursework attempted.
  • Official results of external examinations such as the International Baccalaureate, Advanced Placement exams, Swiss Maturité, French Baccalaureate, etc
  • English proficiency results from either a TOEFL or IELTS test.
  • A 300-400 word essay that demonstrates your motivation, commitment and readiness for university life.
  • One or two academic letters of recommendation.
  • Photocopy of passport biographical page, plus any current residence permit or visa for Switzerland.
  • An updated résumé or curriculum vita.

Note: Additional documentation might be requested by the Admissions Committee, and you may be requested to provide translations of certain documents listed above.

* 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 35 is non-refundable.

Evaluation of your Application

Each application is reviewed by the Admissions Committee. 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 coursework, your documented English language proficiency, your motivation, commitment and readiness for university life, as demonstrated in your application essay and discussed in your academic recommendations.

Admissions Requirements

The minimum 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 550 points on the Paper-based test (PBT) or 80 points Internet-based test (iBT) or an IELTS score Overall band 6.0. If you score between 510 and 550 on the paper-based TOEFL (64-80 on the iBT) or between a 5.5 and 6.0 on the IELTS and your GPA is equivalent to 2.5 or higher on a 4 point scale, you may be admitted on the condition that you take English as a Second Language (ESL) course(s) when you first enroll at Webster. You will need to meet the University’s required English proficiency level before enrolling in non-ESL courses. ESL courses at Webster will count towards your bachelor degree.

Transfer Credit Evaluation

Transfer credits are not automatically awarded as institutions and credit system differ from country to country. Consequently, during the application process, an applicant may request a preliminary evaluation as to how many credits might be transferable. The official final evaluation of transfer credit is made once all original documents are submitted and the student is officially enrolled in Webster. Course equivalency requirements are determined by the appropriate academic department and/or Advisors.

If you have any other questions please contact us.