Complementary Examination of Swiss Higher Education Institutions (ECUS)

Candidates required to sit the Complementary Examination of Swiss Higher Education Institutions (ECUS), must return their completed application before 30 April 2022, 28 February for candidates needing a visa to study in Switzerland.

Enrolment form for the ECUS is provided by UNIL after the processing of the application. Candidate must imperatively complete and return the form to the Admissions Office before 1st June 2022 (date of receipt).

Students required to sit the ECUS cannot register with the University of Lausanne until they have passed this exam.
A second failure is final.
Succeeding in the ECUS does not exempt the candidates from fulfilling any other admission conditions.
This exam takes place in Geneva (CH) from 10 to 12 August 2022 (written exams) and from 15 to 18 August 2022 (oral exams).


COPAD Genève Collège pour adultes
Alice Rivaz

Secrétariat ECUS
Rue Théodore-de-Bèze 2-4
1204 Genève

+41 (0)22 388 33 70 -




Four mandatory subjects:

French (level C1), Mathematics, English and History (including introduction to Law).

One optional subject from among the following:

1. Physics
2. Chemistry
3. Biology
4. Geography (including introduction to Economics)

Note: for the following faculties/schools, the choice is restricted:

ESC: 1, 2 or 3;
School of Biology: 3;
School of Medicine: 1, 2 or 3;
Pharmacy: 2 or 3.

The diploma from the School of French as a Foreign Language (EFLE) does not grant exemption from passing the ECUS.




the French version of the registration conditions prevails
Unicentre  -  CH-1015 Lausanne
Tel. +41 21 692 21 00
Fax +41 21 692 21 05