Candidates holding certain diplomas for successful completion of upper-secondary studies awarded in a country having ratified the Lisbon Convention on the Recognition of Qualifications concerning Higher Education in the European Region (see the list below) but which, by themselves, do not grant access to University studies, may, as stipulated in that Convention, be eligible for enrollment under certain conditions:
- earning a specific grade average and/or specific honors;
- acquiring a proof of admission in the target field from a university recognized by UNIGE in the country where the secondary studies diploma was awarded. An attestation for distance learning cannot be taken into account;
- successful completion of two years of study in a university and a program recognized by UNIGE in a country that have signed or ratified the Lisbon Convention;
- successfully passing the French test;
- successfully passing the ECUS exam.
> Examine requirements for specific countries using our guide.
STATUS OF SIGNATURES AND RATIFICATION OF THE TREATY - STATIS AS OF 21/12/2020
The list of the Council of Europe is authoritative.
Countries having signed or ratified the Lisbon Convention
- Members of Council of Europe:
Albania, Germany, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Croatia, Denmark, Spain, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Hungary, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Macedonia, Czechia, Romania, United Kingdom, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine.
- Non-Members of Council of Europe:
Australia, Belarus, Canada, Holy See (Vatican City State), Israel, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, New Zealand, Tajikistan, United States of America.
Members of Council of Europe which have neither signed nor ratified the Lisbon Convention