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


Admission guidelines for the academic year 2020/2021 please see here

Studying in Switzerland



University of Lucerne
Admissions Office
Frohburgstrasse 3
P.O. Box 4466
6002 Lucerne

T +41 41 229 50 60



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.


** Registration for the Master Study after your Bachelor Degree at the University of Lucerne

  • If you’ll continue your study at the University of Lucerne at Master's level in the same subject, you won’t have to register for the Master Study once more. You will be enrolled further by paying the bill for the semester fees. The study level will be changed after the graduation ceremony of your Bachelor's Degree.
  • If you wish to continue your study at the University of Lucerne but would like to change the subject for the Master's degree program, we kindly ask you to inform the Admissions Office by e-mail (
  • If you would like to leave the University of Lucerne, please exmatriculate yourself via UniPortal. The bill for the semester fees will be then canceled afterwards.



For Bachelor and Master Studies application deadlines are

Fall Semester

  • April 30

Spring Semester

  • November 30


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

Late applications* are possible until

Fall Semester

  • June 30 for applicants who necessitate a visa.
  • August 31 for applicants who do not necessitate a visa.

Spring Semester

  • January 31 for applicants who do not necessitate a visa

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

If you are not sure whether or not need a visa for entrance into Switzerland,
please consult the website of the State Secretariat for Migration (SEM).

*Late applications untill 30. Juni for study in Human Medicine will be considered.


Deadlines for Doctoral Studies

Fall Semester

  • August 31

Spring Semester

  • January 31

To apply 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

For late registration, a late entry fee of CHF 150.- will be charged.


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

T +41 41 229 50 60

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