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 up to two different degree programmes. 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 programme.
- Higher secondary education certificate qualifying the holder for studies at university level (Swiss students: Berufsmatura or Gymnasiale Matura)
- One year of work experience in a business or design field
- Completion of a foundation course in art is recommended but not mandatory and can be compensated with work experience
- Prior to admission to the programme, candidates must demonstrate proficiency in the English language through either education at a North American institution, British, or other English-speaking country, or by submitting a C1 certificate like Cambridge, TOEFL, or IETLS
- Submission of a one-page essay (details to be found on our info sheet)
All courses of the Bachelor’s programme in Design Management, International are delivered in English. A good command of English is therefore essential for this programme.
In exceptional cases, candidates may be exempt from meeting specific criteria. It will be considered after your application and based on your prior experience. A secondary education certificate is required from all specialisations within the Visual Communication and Product and Industrial Design programmes.
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.
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.