Application Process

You may submit your application at any time during the year. An admission decision is normally made within two weeks of receiving all application documents. Freshmen (first year students) can begin their studies either in the Fall 1 (August) or Spring 1 (January) term. For prospective students who need a student visa, we recommend completing your application six months before your desired enrollment date.

How to Apply    

For high-school graduates who have not attended any post-secondary institution / 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), as well as your graduation date.
  • Certified copy of 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.
  • 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.
  • Two academic letters of recommendation.
  • Photocopy of passport biographical page, plus any current residence permit or visa for Switzerland.

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.

  • 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.

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