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Admission to the Foundation Year is by competitive exam.


NECESSARY QUALIFICATION

  • Maturity certificate
  • Professional Maturity certificate
  • Specialized Maturity certificate of another field than arts and design (MSCI-MSMU-MSOP-MSSA-MSTS)
  • equivalent foreign certificate*

* Access to Foundation Year application procedure is open to foreign secondary diploma holders as long as the title is equivalent to one of the Swiss required title. ECAL evaluates title's equivalences. This procedure being relatively long, a request of examination must be submitted by email to ECAL Secretariat inscription@ecal.ch until 12 February 2019 the latest.

> Request of evaluation submitted after the above mentionned date will not be processed.

Non French-speaking candidates who have not completed a school education in Switzerland must be able to attest of their proficiency in French. A B2 level of the European Language Portfolio is therefore required.


PROCEDURE

Online registration until 5 March 2019. The registration will only be considered subject to payment of the registration fee of CHF 150.- non-refundable.

Candidates must submit before 8 March 2019 midday, a personal dossier. The personal dossier can be sent via post but must be in ECAL's possession by March 8th (it is therefore not the sending date that stands).

The dossiers are initially examined by a jury. Those whose dossier is accepted will then be called for admission interviews that will take place between 27 and 29 March 2019 and during which they will defend their portfolio. The invitation to this interview are send by email and/or post.

Non French-speaking candidates who have not completed a school education in Switzerland must be able to attest of their proficiency in French. A B2 level of the European Language Portfolio is therefore required.


RESULTS

Results are communicated by post during the second half of April.


YEARLY COSTS (new)


INFORMATION

ECAL’s Administration office (Tél. +41 (0)21.316.99.39 - inscription@ecal.ch) gives any additional information.

FOUNDATION ADMISSION 2502