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Admissions

Start and develop a successful career,
by applying to our accredited programs.

At IFM University, we truly believe that every student has the potential to build a successful carreer. With our excellence in education and your eagerness to succeed, the business market could be all yours. We appreciate greatness, hard work and dedication. We welcome open-minded students from all around the world with different backgrounds and we would love to hear from you.

How to apply

Applying to IFM programmes is simple. You can apply in the following ways

1. Apply online
You can now use our easy and efficient online application system. Fill out the form and upload all your documents. > online application

2. Apply using our application paper or pdf form
Once you have completed the application form, please send it to us together with the supporting documents, by post and email. > pdf application form

3. Only complete applications files will be considered

4. We explain the steps of the application process : see

Undergraduate requirements

To apply for the programme, you need to complete and submit the following before the application deadlines.

• An application form
• A 300-400 word motivation letter
• High school diploma, Baccalaureate, A levels, Maturite or equivalent
• Copies of academic transcripts and certificates (in English)
• If not a native English speaker, provide proof of your English proficiency
• A letter of reference from of your school or one of professors (if possible)
• A copy of your passport photograph (ID) page
• One recent passport-sized, colour photograph, jpeg format, of yourself
• A non-refundable application fee of CHF/EUR 150.-

Language test requirements : IELTS (6.0), TOEFL (80 ibt) or equivalent, In-house IFM / online English test (fees apply)

Interviews
Most candidates will be assessed for admission on the basis of their submitted application material. However, IFM reserves the right to invite candidates for an interview.

International Students : proof of financial means to pay for the course (letter or bank statement). See International

Transfer students
IFM welcomes transfer students from accredited institutions. See Transfer

You have followed a different academic path : we can evaluate your academic level (fees apply)


Postgraduate requirements

To apply for the programme, you need to complete and submit the following before the application deadlines.

• An application form.
• A 300-400 word cover letter.
• Official Undergraduate diploma : Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.
• Copies of academic transcripts and certificates (in English or French)
• A resumé / curriculum vitae showing your work experience if applicable.
• For non-native English speaker, provide proof of your English proficiency.
• A copy of your passport photograph (ID) page.
• One recent passport-sized, colour photograph, jpeg format, of yourself.
• A non-refundable application fee of CHF/EUR 150.-
• International student : proof of financial means to pay for the course.

Language test requirements : IELTS (6.0), TOEFL (80 ibt) or equivalent, In-house IFM / online English test (fees apply)

Interviews
Most candidates will be assessed for admission on the basis of their submitted application material. However, IFM reserves the right to invite candidates for an interview.

Experience : professional experience is considered an asset but not a prerequisite for the full-time MBA.
It is considered for the executive MBA.

International Students : proof of financial means to pay for the course. (letter or bank statement), See international

You have followed a different academic path : you have attented classes in an higher education institution and have significative work experience. We can evaluate your academic level (fees apply).

Financing 2017-2018

UNDERGRADUATE / BACHELOR / BBA

Annual tuition fees


1st year
First instalment CHF 5,500
Tuition fees per term* CHF 7,000

2nd & 3rd year
First instalment CHF 5,500 
Tuition fees per term* CHF 8,500

* An academic year lasts 3 terms.

For complete information : see pdf info
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POSTGRADUATE / MASTER / MBA

MBA full-time : duration 9 months / 3 terms*
First instalment CHF 5,500
Tuition fees per term* CHF 9,000 

MBA part-time : duration 14 months / 6 terms*
First instalment CHF 5,500 
Tuition fees per term* CHF 4,500

For complete information : see pdf info

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All fees are payable in Swiss Francs to "UNIVERSITE IFM"
You can pay by bank tranfer, credit card or payment slip (local student only).
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BANK DETAILS

Bank name : Banque Cantonale de Genève
Address : 1211 Genève 2
Account name : UNIVERSITE IFM
Account no : L 3228.72.60
Swift : BCGECHGGXXX
IBAN : CH 32 0078 8000 L322 8726 0

International students

At IFM, we welcome students and faculty from 50 nationalities.

1. We have extensive experience with applications from around the world and each application is carefully analysed, considering results from other schools, professional experience, age etc.

2. Admissions requirements : are the same for all students

3. Deadlines : complete applications must be received at least 3 months before the chosen entry period if you are an international student living outside of Europe:

4 Financing : Tution fees are the same for all students. International students must show evidence of sufficient financial means (letter and / or bank statement) to study, while applying. Scholarships : please note that IFM is a private institution and is unable to offer scholarships to international students.

5. Full acceptance & visa : if you need to apply for an international student visa to study in Switzerland, we will send you the relevant visa support documentation, once we receive the completed registration form and the payment of the advance tuition fees.

Transfer students

IFM welcomes transfer students from accredited institutions at undergraduate level.

Students must request a credit transfer when they apply and submit their official college transcripts and a description of the credited courses. Credit transfers are granted if the subject previously studied matches our curriculum. 

NEW: we welcome applications from students with an associate degree, a higher diploma or having completed 2 years of post-secondary studies.

You have followed a different academic path : we can evaluate your academic level (fees apply)

To obtain more information, please contact admissions@ifm.ch or call us on +41223222580

Application process


We explain the different steps to apply
  • Prepare your application

    Step 1

    Gather all documents mentionned above :    diploma,transcript,motivation letter, passport, photo, application fee, letter of reference... > details

  • Apply online or with paper  

    Step 2

    Fill out the admissions form, upload or email your documents and pay the application fee. If you need help, contact IFM. Tel. +41223222580  > online application

  • Admissability & offer

    Step   3

    After assessing whether you meet our entry requirements, we will either make you an offer or notify you that you have been unsuccessful. You can expect to receive a decision on your application within 5 to 10 working days.

  • Enrollment

    Step 4

    Sign the registration form and send it by email. Proceed to payment of the registration fee and the advance tuition fees. We will then issue the final set of documents.

  • If you are an international student

    Step 5

    If you need to apply for an international student visa to study in Switzerland, we will send you the relevant visa support documentation after step 4 only. Note: the letter of admission does not allow you to obtain a visa.
     Housing: start your search right after enrollment.

    > international student information.

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A last question?


visit our admissions FAQ > see