The Student Administration team supports general questions regarding the application and its process whilst the Admissions Office proves educational qualifications and grants admission. 


The current admission guidelines are listed below:

Admission Guidelines 2018/2019

Länderliste (only in German)   

Konkordanzliste (only in German)

Studying in Switzerland


University of Lucerne
Admissions Office
Frohburgstrasse 3, Room 4.A07
P.O. Box 4466
6002 Lucerne

T +41 41 229 50 62




You can register for a Bachelor, Master or Doctorate programme.
You can apply from mid February for the fall semester and from mid September for the spring semester.

You should have electronic copies (PDF or JPEG) of the following documents ready for the application process:

Personal (mandatory)

  • Passport size photograph
  • Copy of passport or identity card
  • Copy of residence permit (only for foreigners residing in Switzerland)

Qualifications (can be filed subsequently)

  • Higher secondary school leaving certificate or other qualifications
  • Academic degree diplomas
  • Proof of German language competence (only for non-native speakers)
    ⇒not required for the Master Programme in Health Sciences

Please check the UniPortal for further information.


For Bachelor and Master Studies application deadlines are:

Fall SemesterApril 30
Spring SemesterNovember 30

The online application has to be finished including the necessary documentation within the above mentioned dates.

Late applications are possible until:


Fall Semester

August 31 for Students of the EU and EFTA countries
as well as those from Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand and Singapore that do not require a visa.

June 30 for Students from all other countries.
Students of all other countries must apply for a national "D" visa in person at the Swiss diplomatic mission (embassy or consulate general) at their place of residence.
If you are not sure whether or not you require a visa, please consult the website of the State Secretariat for Migration (SEM).

Spring SemesterJanuary 31

A supplementary fee of CHF 150.00 will be charged together with the term invoice.  

Deadlines for Doctoral Studies 

Fall SemesterAugust 31
Spring SemesterJanuary 31

For the application please go to the UniPortal.


An overview of the current application and tuition fees can be found here:


Application fee

The application fee is CHF 100.-- for all study levels and faculties.
The payment has to be effected before the completion of the application process.
You can pay by credit card or by post/bank wire.
Please have your credit card details ready, if you intent to pay by credit card.
For payments by post/bank wire please find the information on the bankdetails PDF

Invoices for the tuition fees and enrollment

The invoices for the tuition fees are sent mid of January (for the spring term) 
and mid of July (for the fall term) by e-mail.

New Students: Please pay your fees at the latest until the day of your personal matriculation.
The receipt of your payment  is then required for the definitive enrollment.

Enrolled Students:
You have to pay your fees at the latest until the week the lectures start.
Once your payment has been registered, you can download via the Uniportal your confirmation of matriculation and revalidate your Campus Card.
If you do not want to continue to study, please deregister via the Uniportal.
Your bill will be cancelled afterwards.

Semesterdates and Open Days

Further information and dates 

Open Day for High School Leaver
Master's Info


University of Lucerne
Student Administration Office
Frohburgstrasse 3, Room 4.A07
P.O. Box 4466
6002 Lucerne

Student Administration Office opening hours
Mon. – Fri. from 10 am – 1 pm

The Student Administration Office is 4.A07 and is located on the 4th floor
near the main staircase facing towards the lake (vending machines).