Foreign diplomas of health professions

The FOPH evaluates university degrees and advanced training qualifications for university-level medical professions and the psychology professions. We work on the basis of the bilateral accords between Switzerland and the EU and the EU directive on the recognition of professional qualifications. As a reference for comparison we use the provisions of the Medical Professions Act (MedBG/LPMéd) and the Psychology Professions Act (PsyG/LPsy). 

Health professions in the overview

For any questions regarding the following professions, please do not hesitate to contact us. Further information is available on the German, French or Italian pages.

Medical health professionals

  • Doctor
  • Dentist
  • Pharmacist
  • Chiropractor
  • Veterinary surgeon


Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH)
Schwarzenburgstrasse 157
CH-3003 Bern
Phone: +41 (0)58 462 94 83

Psychological health professionals

  • Psychotherapist
  • Children’s and adolescent psychologist
  • Clinical psychologist
  • Neuropsychologist
  • Health psychologist


Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH)
Psychology Professions Commission (PsyCo)
Schwarzenburgstrasse 157
CH-3003 Bern
Phone: +41 (0)58 464 38 18

Health professions at tertiary level

For example:

  • Nurse FH/HF
  • Midwife FH
  • Dietician FH
  • Physiotherapist FH
  • Ergotherapist FH
  • Optometrist FH
  • Osteopath FH


State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation SERI
Contact point for the recognition of foreign qualifications
Einsteinstrasse 2, CH-3003 Bern

Last modification 01.02.2024

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