Application Process


Application deadlines

Webster Geneva works on rolling admission.  Therefore, there is no specific application deadline.  You may submit your application at any time during the year, and designate your desired start date during the application process.

An admission decision is normally made within two weeks of receiving all application documents. 

Non-Swiss and Non-European residents:  For prospective students who need a student visa, we recommend completing your application a few months before your desired enrollment date.  If for any reason your visa process is delayed, your enrolment can be deferred upon request to the subsequent term.

Student visa attestation letters are sent with offers of admission.  However, please note that the visa process requires proper planning (between 6 weeks and a few months, depending on your nationality and location of application).

Our admissions team can guide you through the Swiss visa application process after you earn admisison.

Choosing your start date

Freshmen (first year students) typically begin their studies in the Fall 1 term, which begins in mid-August.  While it is recommended for first-year Freshmen students to enter during that term (when a majority of first-year students begin), entry during Fall 2 (mid-October) and Spring 1 (January) terms are also possible.  The online applicaiton will invite you to select your preferred start date.

How to Apply

For high-school graduates who have not attended any university, please 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).  If you are currently still attending school, a copy of  your most current transcript is adequate for an admissions decision, even if you did not yet graduate or sit for final exams.  (When you enroll, you will later be asked to send Webster a final copy of your transcript and graduation date).
  • Certified copy of your high school diploma (if transcript does not indicate date of graduation).
  • Literal English translations of high school 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 (unofficial copies are accepted for admissions decisions).
  • A 300-400 word essay that demonstrates your motivation, commitment and readiness for university life.
  • Two academic letters of recommendation.
  • Photocopy of passport biographical page, plus any current residence permit or visa for Switzerland.
  • If you pursued external examinations such as the International Baccalaureate, Advanced Placement exams, Swiss Maturité, French Baccalaureate, we will eventually require your official records for assessing your transferable credits.  Predicted grades or unofficial copies are adequate during the admissions process.

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

You may apply before you receive your high school diploma, but your admission status will be contingent upon successfully completing your secondary education.  Each application is reviewed individually and holistically, taking into consideration your courses, grades, essays, recommendation letters, etc.  The general guidelines for admission to Webster University Geneva are as follows:

  • A minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.5 on a 4 point scale, or its equivalent in other grading systems (academic achievement in programs that use a grading or assessment scale other than a 4.0 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.

If you have any questions about the application process please Contact Us.