- You have to be enrolled in a university
- You have to be an EU citizen
- You need to be able to speak the language well enough to be able to follow the lectures
- Motivational essay
- Report card
- Language certificate
In Switzerland the application process varies from university to university, but for every uni you have to fill out an online form and provide your passport picture. Germany and Switzerland have a bilateral agreement, which means that both high school diplomas are equal and Germans therefore don’t necessarily have to take an ability test.Beforehand one has to request the application form from the university or college. As an international applicant you also have to take the SATs, just as the national applicants. In addition to this applicants from outside the US have to take an English test such as the TOEFL or the Cambridge test. Furthermore, American colleges expect an application essay, but you will find more information about that on their websites. Of course they also expect you to send in other formalities such as a recommendation and your last report card. In France you apply directly to the Uni not via a platform. At first you have to fill out an Online-Form, which you can either request from the University or find on the School’s website. In France they generally don’t require certain grades for you to get accepted, but after two years you have to take exams and only if you pass all of them, you are allowed to continue studying. Together with the filled out form you have to send in your report card and possibly a certificate showing your French skills. You should however check the requirements for each Uni as they may differ. As a EU citizen you have to apply via a platform called UNED (Universidad Nacional de Educatiòn a distancia).