Applicants who fulfil both of the following conditions are accepted to the Bachelor’s program without entry exam:

  • They hold a Federal Diploma of Vocational Education and Training (VET) in grape growing or winemaking
  • They hold a Swiss secondary education certificate (either a Federal Vocational Baccalaureate [maturité professionnelle, Berufsmatur] or a Baccalaureate [maturité gymnasiale, Gymnasialmatur]).

Applicants who hold a Federal Vocational Baccalaureate or a Baccalaureate but not a VET in winemaking or wine-growing or a VET in a different field have to complete a one-year internship in a wine-growing enterprise. In addition they have to pass an entry exam to demonstrate that they possess an adequate level of professional competence. CHANGINS offers an internship service to help with the choice of the enterprise.

Holders of a French BTS (Brevet de Technicien Supérieur) in viticulture and enology are accepted without conditions.

Holders of other qualifications or diplomas are requested to contact the admissions department.

Nadia Jenny, Head Admissions
Tel.: +41 22 363 40 70

INTERNSHIP (if necessary)

The internship must be completed in a company not run by the candidate’s family. An internship report has to be completed and submitted no later than June 20 of the year in which the entry exam is taken.

Mr Reynald Pasche, Internship Service
Tel. +41 22 363 40 70

Entry exam (if necessary)

The exam is generally held during week 27 of each year (though it may be subjected to change). Candidates must register for the exam and pay a fee of CHF 200. The proof of payment has to be submitted with the registration. The registration will be confirmed by the admission department once all required documents have been received.