Admission to the USI Bachelor of Medicine is limited according to restrictions defined at a national Swiss level. A national aptitude test is also to be expected.

All the requirements for admission to the Bachelor's degree are defined in the following documents. Please read carefully:



The admission procedure is coordinated at a national level by swissuniversities, the organisation that brings together Swiss universities. The application must, therefore, be submitted directly to swissuniversities, within the deadline and according to the procedure at the following page:

Admission requirements to USI will, therefore, be verified, and swissuniversities will then inform the candidate whether or not he/she can take the aptitude test. The candidate will then register for the test and take it. USI will inform the candidate on the test results.

The registration process for restricted admission (implemented at the universities of Basel, Bern, Freiburg, Zürich, USI and ETHZ) is the following:


Deadline for submitting the application to swissuniversities.

March 2024

The requirements for admission to medical studies at USI are verified for each candidate. swissuniversities then informs the candidate whether or not (s)he can take the aptitude test.


Registration deadline for the aptitude test. The number of admissions to medical schools in Switzerland is limited. All students applying for medical studies at USI are required to take the aptitude test.


Aptitude test

August 2024

USI shares the aptitude test results with the candidates and, in case of positive results, informs them on the next administrative steps to be taken for registration.