Application Deadlines

If you are a student in a UZH Bachelor's or Master's degree program and are planning to change to a Master's or PhD program, you must apply for a change of degree program during the next online semester enrollment period. Please note that the deadlines for semester enrollment differ from the application periods.

For external applicants and students registering for incoming mobility within Switzerland the following application deadlines apply:

Application for a Bachelor's Degree Program (except Medicine)

Application with Swiss or foreign qualifications:

Fall Semester 1 January - 30 April
Spring Semester 1 July - 30 November

Late application (for holders of a Swiss university entrance qualification only):

Fall Semester 1 May - 31 July
Spring Semester 1 December - 31 January

For late applications an application fee of CHF 400.00 will be charged.

If a visa for Switzerland is required, the following deadlines are recommended:

Fall Semester 1 January - 28 February
Spring Semester 1 July - 31 August

 

Application for a Master's Degree Program (except Medicine) or the Program for Teacher Training for Upper Secondary Education

Application with Swiss or foreign qualifications:

Fall Semester 1 January - 30 April
Spring Semester 1 July - 30 November

If a visa for Switzerland is required, the following deadlines are recommended:

Fall Semester 1 January - 28 February
Spring Semester 1 July - 31 August

Application for a specialized Master's Degree Program:

Prospective students of a specialized Master’s Degree Program at the Faculty of Science or Faculty of Business, Economics and Informatics have to apply in two stages:

  1. Pre-registration at the respective institute of the Faculty of Science or Faculty of Business, Economics and Informatics. Please check their pre-registration deadlines.
  2. After the institute has provisionally accepted you, the Student Services will inform you about the next steps.

 

Application for a Doctoral Program

Fall Semester 1 January - 31 July
Spring Semester

1 July - 31 January

 

Application for a Degree Program in Medicine (Bachelor and Master)

Application for a Bachelor's degree program with Swiss or foreign qualifications:

Pre-registration at swissuniversities until 15 February (online and by mail)
Online application at UZH 1 March - 31 March

Studies begin in the Fall Semester only. Applications for Spring Semester are not accepted. For more information on the application and admission procedure please refer to the following page: Bachelor's degree program in Medicine

Please note that you must apply for an alternative UZH degree program within the standard application period (see "Application for a Bachelor's degree program" on this page).

Application for a Master's degree program with Swiss or foreign qualifications:

Fall Semester 1 January - 30 April
Spring Semester Application not possible

Studies begin in the Fall Semester only.

 

Registration for Mobility within Switzerland: Incoming

Registration deadlines for students from Swiss universities (except ETH Zurich):

Fall Semester 1 January - 31 July
Spring Semester 1 July - 31 January

Registration deadlines for students from ETH and PH Zurich:

Fall Semester 1 January - Friday before begin of the lecture period in Fall Sem.
Spring Semester 1 July - Friday before begin of the lecture period in Spring Sem.