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Admission Requirements & Deadlines

The program is for those who are passionate about business and looking for a bachelor degree that is directly applicable upon graduation. Our BBA students are open-minded and curious about how business operates all around  the world. We select students who are committed to excellence and who have an affinity to BSL’s values and vision.

Am I eligible?

You are eligible to apply for the program if you have:

  • successfully completed a high school diploma or equivalent, 
  • can meet our minimum English proficiency requirements (see below for details),

Note: Your application will only be considered once all documents below have been submitted, and the application fee of CHF 120 has been processed.

Application Deadlines

September intake

  • 1st round of applications by March 31
  • 2nd round of applications by May 31
  • 3rd round of applications by July 31
  • 4th round of applications (pending availability) by August 25

November intake

  • 1st round of applications by May 31
  • 2nd round of applications by July 31
  • 3rd round of applications by September 30
  • 4th round of applications (pending availability) by October 25

February intake

  • 1st round of applications by September 30
  • 2nd round of applications by October 31
  • 3rd round of applications by December 31
  • 4th round of applications (pending availability) by January 25

Admissions checklist

BSL Admissions Committee only reviews complete applications which include the following documents:

Application form

The application form (which includes terms and conditions) must be signed and completed.
Download the application form here.

Application fee

Receipt of CHF 120 application fee - this can be paid online.

High school degree

The following are accepted:

  • International Baccalaureate (minimum score 32)
  • High School Diploma
  • Swiss Maturité
  • Swiss Professional Maturity (in commerce)  ("Berufsmatura" / "Maturité professionnelle")
  • German Abitur
  • English “A” Levels (minimum of 2 “A” Levels, 3 recommended)
  • French Baccalaureate or equivalent

Note: Foreign official degrees must be certified by a legal authority such as a Public Notary, with translation when necessary.

Official transcripts

Complete list of the courses taken and grades earned by a student throughout a course.
Note: foreign official transcripts must be certified by a legal authority such as a Public Notary, with translation when necessary.

Curriculum Vitae (CV)

An up-to-date curriculum vitae/resume (overview of studies, relevant working experience if any and activities)

Motivation letter

A motivation letter/essay highlighting your perspective on your professional future, the reasons why you wish to study business, why you believe BSL is the right school for you and your goals and experience as they relate to higher education.

Recommendation letters

Two recommendation letters (signed and printed on official letterhead paper) from school principals, school counsellors, teachers and/or employers. These letters should include, for example, your skills, dependability, personal character, contributions (to class or community) and accomplishments.

Proof of English proficiency

If English is not your first language, you need to provide the results of an English proficiency test such as an internet-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL IBT) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) taken no longer than 2 years prior to the application. An English proficiency test is required for international applicants who attended a non-English speaking school or work place.

Minimum requirements (only one test necessary):

  • TOEFL IBT 80
  • TOEFL CBT 550
  • IELTS 6.0
Portrait photograph

A digital portrait photograph of yourself

Copy of ID

A copy of your passport or identity card

Copy of permit

A copy of your Swiss B/C permit, if applicable.

Our Admissions Coordinator
Teresa Deveaux looks forward to hearing from you.

Tel: +41 21 619 06 09
Email: bba@bsl-lausanne.ch

Admissions Process

Decide which program option is the best for you.

Submit Application & Supporting documents. (includes the payment of a CHF 120 application fee)

Notification on your application status - Our Admissions team will update you on the eligibility of your profile and the status of your application within one week of its receipt.

Interview - We conduct interviews with shortlisted applicants on campus (when possible) and via Skype / phone. Your motivation, extracurricular activities, interpersonal skills, and maturity will be assessed during the interview.

Admissions decision - The admissions committee makes a decision based on the information provided in the application and the interview performance. Admissions results are available within max a week following the interview.

Reserve a seat in the program - Successful candidates are required to pay a non-refundable administration fee of 1,900 CHF and cover the first semester fee in order to reserve a seat in the program.

Full Acceptance  - Upon receiving your payment confirmation, we will send you a Full Acceptance letter which confirms your seat in the bachelor’s class.

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