PreUniversity of Switzerland (PUS) is a member of SIMI in Zug, Switzerland. PUS guarantees that all programs will be transferred unconditionally to SIMI’s undergraduate program and conditionally to other universities in the United Kingdom, Europe, Australia, the United States, Canada, and Asia.
The admission requirements for universities around the world vary greatly. Each school has different entry requirements. Additionally, the scores and outcomes for each student’s IGCSE and PreU diplomas differ. Consequently, university admittance is always contingently assured. PUS cannot guarantee 100 percent when students wish to transfer to universities outside the European Education Holdings (EEH) and Swiss Institute of Management and Innovation systems.
To ensure accurate communication regarding PUS’s entry guarantee process to the university program, please read the material below thoroughly and contact your preferred universities in advance.
Some universities require a PreU diploma for students to pursue their major of choice. Certain universities may also demand a specific amount of PreU courses. Students should discuss this topic in advance with their university partner.
Graduation result requirements
In addition to the PreU diploma, certain universities require a result of Merit or Distinction. Students must verify information concerning university admissions.
English language requirements
English language requirements are normally CEFR B2 or higher; however, certain schools may need re-interviews or other English criteria for non-native English speakers.
Some students who meet the academic requirements cannot apply for a student visa due to objective factors. PUS does not guarantee that graduating students will be able to obtain a visa.
Students must check with the recipient university regarding any financial requirements, such as bank statements, that may be necessary.
In addition to academic requirements, certain schools and majors have health, height, and weight requirements. Regarding this matter, students should consult the recipient university in advance.
The PreUniversity of Switzerland does not pledge and/or commit to the following in accordance with the norms of the Swiss Federation, Zug Canton, Swiss Federation restrictions on unfair competition, and international treaties to which the Swiss government belongs or has signed:
- PUS does not guarantee that you will graduate or get a degree if you do not meet or fail to comply with academic restrictions, tuition fees, academic discipline, and other regulations listed in the Student Handbook, to which students committed prior to enrolling in the PUS program. PUS reserves the right to deny enrollment, problem resolution, and support in the event of a violation of agreements, such as voluntarily withdrawing from school or the program. Furthermore, PUS is not responsible for refunding or reimbursing tuition.
- SIMI does not guarantee student visas.
- Despite laws mandating cross- and equivalent qualification acceptance, each country, organization, and unit retains the power to accept and recognize its own credentials. Clearly, SIMI does not guarantee admission to the first year of university (Please review the conditions above)
- SIMI does not guarantee that students will get opportunities to live or work abroad, a work or teaching license, or a professional license in Switzerland or any other country.
The PreUniversity of Switzerland guarantees:
Total UCAS Tariff
PUS's UCAS Tariff scores
IGCSE and PreU programs of PreUniversity of Switzerland (PUS) are official and recognized UK and Swiss Dual Degree programs, allowing students to use their IGCSE and PreU diplomas to compute their UCAS Tariff scores to enrolling in transfer universities.
The UCAS Tariff is an important reference point for determining whether an applicant is admitted to a particular university, but it should be noted that not all UK universities use the UCAS Tariff. In some instances, UCAS Tariff scores fall below the minimum required for university entrance, but individuals are however admitted due to relevant regulations.
Numerous universities in Europe use the UCAS Tariff as a reference point when designing their own entry points system (especially for international students).
As a dual degree program linked with the United Kingdom’s national credentials system, the PUS diploma is recognized for its ability to interpret the UCAS Tariff score. Students can use the following worksheet or the UCAS system to compute their UCAS Tariff scores.
About UCAS Tariff
The UCAS Tariff system allocates pre-university qualifications to a scoring equivalent. Each year, the majority of UK universities will publish the UCAS Tariff scores. If a candidate’s UCAS Tariff scores exceed the declared level, they will be admitted to the university.
A few notes regarding the UCAS Tariff:
- Not all university use the UCAS Tariff. Many universities today accept PreU diplomas regardless of UCAS Tariff scores or PreU diploma outcomes.
- ATHE Level 3 Diploma in Business is equivalent to a 60-credit program on the UCAS Tariff Calculator. Because the PUS curriculum demands 120 credits, the majority of universities will double the UCAS Tariff.
- Universities that adopt the UCAS Tariff may accept applicants with lower UCAS Tariff scores based on a variety of regulations.