Applicant who does not meet the formal entry requirements bachelor level
This is how DOCH assesses prior learning and applications for exemptions when you apply to a Bachelor´s Programme.
You can apply for recognition of prior learning/exemption if you do not have the formal qualifications and grades needed for the general entry requirements and/or any specific entry requirements. You apply for recognition of prior learning in the webased system MyNetwork when you submit your application to a program or a freestanding course
For programmes at a Bachelor´s level
This is based on the Higher Education Ordinance ch. 7 section 3, paragraph 5, and on the local regulations on DOCH.
An applicant may be considered to have acquired skills (prior learning) equivalent to Upper secondary school, through other studies or through work experience.
In order to apply for recognition of prior learning, you have to send in a letter (attachment 4) where you explain why you consider that you have the skills equivalent to the general entry requirements and/or the specific entry requirements. You should also send documentation of study and/or work experience. See below what needs to be turned in. DOCH compares the stated entry requirements with the skills/work experience you've referred to. The head of the department decides if your prior learning meets the general entry requirements and/or the specific entry requirements for the programme you apply to.
If DOCH can’t grant you recognition of prior learning we will assess whether or not we can grant exemptions from the entry requirements. DOCH can only grant exemptions from the entry requirements if we estimate that you will be able to cope with the studies. When you apply for recognition of prior learning/petition for exemption, you should specify from which entry requirement/s that it concerns, and explain why you consider that you will cope with the studies. The head of Department decides on exemption. When we assess whether you should get the exemption or not, we look at the same documents as for the decision on recognition of prior learning.