Admissions to the MScIS

How to apply?

​For questions regarding the recognition of diplomas for admission to the Master programs:

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Submission of the application

  • April 30
  • February 28 for candidates needing a study visa 

Semester cancellation

Cancellation of the Fall semester is authorized until October 15 only and the one of the Spring semester until March 15 only. Passed these dates, every student will be obliged to register and sit his/her examinations.

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CHF 580.- per semester

For non Swiss diplomas: CHF 200.- administrative fee in addition

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Admission requirements

A Bachelor’s degree from a Swiss university in Information Systems; in Economics, Management or Finance with at least 12 ECTS credits in Information Systems; in Information Systems or Communications Systems with at least 12 ECTS credits in Human and Social Sciences. Another degree or university qualification may be judged equivalent and give access to the Master’s program, with or without conditions.

Prior knowledge

Proficiency in French

Experience has shown that for applicants whose native tongue is not French or whose Bachelor’s degree was not taught in French a solid command of French is essential for succeeding this program. Upon starting the program, you should have attained a level of proficiency in French as a foreign language corresponding to one of the following minimum levels: Diplôme approfondi de langue française (DALF) level B1 or B2, or Diplôme de langue de l'Alliance française. Read more

Proficiency in written and conversational English to B2 level is also strongly recommended.1

Knowledge requirements

Candidates must hold a Bachelor in Management or Economics, including basic training in information systems:

  • Introduction to algorithmic thinking and proficiency in at least one programming language
  • Introduction to databases, models and query languages

Transfer credits

Equivalences (transfer credits) can be granted by the scientific Committee for previous university studies if the student already owns a Master degree in a closely-related field of study. For Master studies the number of transfer credits granted cannot exceed 30 ECTS. Students wishing to obtain equivalences for their previous Master university studies should address a written request to Sylvie Grin van Hamel no later than 20 days before the start of the academic year.

Application to several programs / Transfer to another Master program

If you are accepted to several programs you will have to make your final choice during the first week of September the latest. No Master transfer will be authorized after the beginning of the Fall classes. Only students who have applied on due time to several programs can be transferred to a program of their inital choice until September 30. To ask for a transfer, please write an e-mail to

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