The only criterion for the Mensa membership is to score in the top 2% on a standardised intelligence test. You can take a supervised, standardised test in your area with one of our Test Officers, or you can submit evidence of prior testing in the form of scores from a supervised, standardised test.
In addition to this single criterion there are a few more conditions to become a member of Mensa Switzerland:
The Mensa IQ Test, supervised by a certified Test Officer, is offered at varying times in many locations. You can find the list with the upcoming tests here. The Mensa IQ test costs 80 CHF (40 CHF for students) and is aimed at anyone who is 18 years and older.
If you have failed the test, there is the possibility to redo it once after a waiting period of minimum one year.
Applicants present the evidence of scoring in the top 2% of the general population on a supervised, standardised intelligence test. All evidence of prior testing will be evaluated individually, and Mensa reserves the right to make the final decision on the eligibility of the test. If the applicant was not yet 10 years old at the time of the testing, the test results are valid for the admission to the Mensa via prior evidence for maximum 4 years. Unsupervised tests or online tests cannot be accepted.
There is an evaluation fee of CHF 80 for adults (CHF 40 for students). The evaluation of the evidence of prior testing for children and teenagers under the age of 18 is free of charge. The name on the documents must match the name on the application. If not, a supplementary document must be included (notarised copy of a marriage license or court records).
After the arrival of the required documents the evaluation may take up to three weeks.
Incomplete documentation will be returned to the sender. All information is treated as strictly confidential. Once eligibility of the prior evidence has been confirmed, Mensa will issue an invitation for you to join.
Applicants are asked to submit evidence including:
The report must be sent in original (which you will get back after the evaluation) or as a notarised copy (costs usually around CHF 20).
Mail your documentation to: Isabel Hotz, Kalchbühlstrasse 43, 8038 Zürich.
Questions? Send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you already are a member of Mensa in another country, you can apply for the guest membership in Mensa Switzerland.
If you would like to transfer to Mensa Switzerland from another Mensa, contact us at email@example.com, provide the name of the country you want to transfer from and your membership number in your current Mensa.
Have you been a member of Mensa Switzerland before and would like to join us again? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and send us your previous Mensa admission letter.
Mensa Switzerland retains the results of the supervised tests for 10 years. If you wish to know the result of an old test you took, you can contact email@example.com and you will receive the confirmation of your result within four weeks. The processing fee is CHF 80.
Documents required to process the request: