Information about registration
For more information about the application and admission process, refer to the info sheet of your preferred degree programme.
A fee of CHF 200 is charged for the admission process, payable before the application is finalised. You may pay your enrolment fee using a PostFinance Card (debit card), TWINT, a credit card (Mastercard or VISA) and PostFinance Mastercard® Value.
You may apply for multiple degree programmes (unlimited). Each programme has its separate admission process, which means that candidates must complete the online application for each programme. An admission fee will be charged for each application.
Admission requirements for the Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts, in Fine Arts and Art and Design Education, in Animation, and in Video
- Federally recognised or equivalent academic baccalaureate, or
- Federally recognised or equivalent professional vocational education with a vocational baccalaureate, or
- Certificate of a specialised baccalaureate school in the field of Art and Design, or
- A certificate, equivalent recognised upper-secondary education programme providing general provisions
- In any case: language skills in the language of instruction that are commensurate with the level of education
An additional admission requirement is the successful completion of an artistic-creative aptitude test. The art foundation course / remedial course or one year of practical experience are not strictly necessary but recommended for all applicants.
In exceptional cases, candidates may be exempt from meeting specific criteria. It will be considered after your application and based on your prior experience. If an exemption is granted, you are expected to display exceptional artistic talent in the subsequent artistic-creative aptitude test. If you have any questions about the “sur dossier” application, contact email@example.com.
In addition to a Bachelor’s degree, a federally recognised or equivalent academic baccalaureate plus a primary school teacher diploma are admission requirements for the Master’s programme in Fine Arts with a Major in Art Teaching. An admission with a vocational baccalaureate without “passerelle” scheme is also possible now.
Students from countries with a visa requirement must apply for a national type “D” visa with the Swiss embassy or general consulate in their home country before travelling to Switzerland.
Irrespective of a visa requirement, all foreign students must have a residence permit. Students from countries with a visa requirement must apply for the permit three months before entering the country. Among other things, they will be asked to provide evidence of sufficient funds. After admission has been granted, the International Office of the Lucerne School of Art and Design will send the necessary application forms to the student.
These requirements exist independently from the admission requirements of the Lucerne School of Art and Design but are necessary for the student to enter the country and begin studying.