The scope and content of the entrance examination largely correspond with the Swiss secondary-school leaving examination.
- A first language, but either German, French or Italian
- A second language, but either Geman, French, Italian, Spanish, Latin, Greek; here the language chosen under point 1 is excluded and German is compulsory under either point 1 or point 2.
- Choice of four subjects from biology, physics, chemistry, geography, economics and law.
A major in one of the four subjects chosen under point 6 is compulsory.
A written and an oral examination are required for subjects listed under points 1-4, whereas the subjects under points 5 and 6 will only be examined orally.
The list of recommended teaching materials includes self-study materials for each subject to be examined; these are recommended by the examiners as preparation for the examination.