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, established on 23 November 2011) 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 certificate of admission for a university and a program recognized by UNIGE in the country where the secondary studies diploma was awarded
- successful completion of two years of study in a university and a program recognized by UNIGE
- successfully passing the French test
- successfully passing the ECUS exam
> Examine requirements for specific countries using our guide.
Countries having ratified the Lisbon Convention
Albania, Germany, Andorra, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Croatia, Denmark, Spain, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Hungary, Ireland, Iceland, Israel, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Macedonia, Czechia, Romania, United Kingdom, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Turkey, Ukraine, Vatican City.
Countries signatory to the Convention (without having ratified it)
Canada, United States of America