Application Process

Rolling Admissions

Webster University Geneva offers five dates for entry each year for most programs.  You may submit your application at any time during the year, and designate your desired start date during the online application process.  An admissions decision is normally made within two weeks of receiving all application documents.

You will choose your intended start date when you begin the online application form.  Our next intake dates:

FALL 1 term:   Full fall semester begins on 21 August 2017

This is our largest intake each year.  Those who join in August will register for some 8-week courses in Fall 1 and Fall 2, as well as some 16-week courses which span the full semester.

FALL 2 term:   Half-semester (8-week term) begins in mid-October 2017

Fall 2 admission is open for those who are ready to begin in the Autumn but cannot begin in August.  Those who join in Fall 2 will take courses designed in 8-week format (then in subsequent semesters, you can choose between 8-week and 16-week courses).

Additional intakes for freshmen and transfer students: 
January 2018 (Spring 1), Mid-March 2018 (Spring 2) and Summer 2018 (mid-May)


 

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 (if relevant), such as the International Baccalaureate, Advanced Placement exams, Swiss Maturité, French Baccalaureate, etc.  For those who took such examinations in high school, advanced credits can be awarded.
  • English proficiency results from either a TOEFL or IELTS test.
  • 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, such as a brief statement that demonstrates your motivation, or a CV if you have any significant gaps of time between your studies. For those whose prior academic performance is considered borderline (see criteria, below), a motivation statement and recommendation letter may be requested, to assess your commitment and potential.  You may also be requested to provide translations of certain documents listed above, if originals are not in English.

* All application documents can be submitted electronically.  Documents given to Webster University become the property of the university and cannot be returned or reproduced.  Keep a copy of all documents submitted for your own records. 

The application fee of CHF 35 is non-refundable, and is processed in the online application.

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, and your documented English language proficiency.  If you are transfering to begin a fresh university career, your motivation, commitment and readiness for university life (as demonstrated in your application essay or discussed in your academic recommendations), may be highly important in the admissions committee's decision process.  Informal interviews by phone or in-person with an admissions representative is often important, both to assess your admissibility but also to begin the discussion about transferability of credits.

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.