You can apply from mid-February on for the fall semester
and from mid-September on for the spring semester.

Please check our admission guidelines and verify the application deadlines
before you start the application process.

Applicants have to go through the online application process and need to upload the following documents below electronically.
Re-Enrolment: We also request that you register online for re-enrolment.

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
  • Proof of German language competence (only for non-native speakers,
    however not applicable for "Health Sciences" and "MA Philosophy, Theology and Religions")

Previous studies (can be filed subsequently)

  • Degree Awards, incl. Diploma Supplement (BA, MA)
  • Transcripts of records (overview of the course modules)
  • Confirmation of De-registration (Ex-matriculation) (only if you have studied at a Swiss University or Swiss University of Applied Sciences before)

Additionally for doctorate (can be filed subsequently)

  • Confirmation of supervision (Law School, Faculty of Theology
    and Faculty of Economics and Management)
  • Curriculum Vitae (for all Faculties)
  • Supervision agreement form (Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences, see Downloads on choosing Application)
  • Supervision agreement for PhD from Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine
  • Supervision agreement for Medicine from Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine and Federal doctor's diploma or a doctor's diploma recognised by the Federal Office of Public Health through the Medical Profession Commission.

During the registration process, you will be asked to create a SWITCH edu-ID. After enroling, you can use the edu-ID to log on to the online platforms of the University of Lucerne.

Finalization of the Online Application

On the very last page of the online application process the payment of the application fee is required.
The application fee is CHF 100.00 for all study levels and study programs, the late application fee is CHF 250.00
You can pay either directly by credit card or by post/bank wire. For payments by post/bank wire,
the payment slip has to be uploaded and the finalization button needs to be pressed afterwards.

Important: After the successful completion of the application process,
you will receive a confirmation by e-mail from the Student Administration Office.

If you do not receive such an email subsequently, please contact us: