Application Deadlines

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

Application for a Bachelor's or Master's Degree Program or the Programs for Teacher Training for Upper Secondary Education

Application with Swiss qualifications

Regular application
Fall semester 1 January - 30 April
Spring semester 2 August - 30 November
Late applications
Fall semester 1 May - 31 July
Spring semester 1 December - 31 January

As of spring semester 2018 late applications will only be accepted for Bachelor's degree programs. Applications for Master's degree programs and the program for Teacher Training for Upper Secondary Education must be submitted within the regular application period.

Late application fee is CHF 400.--.

Application with foreign qualifications

Fall semester 1 January - 30 April
Spring semester 2 August - 30 November
If a visa for Switzerland is required, following deadlines are recommended:
Fall semester 1 January - 28 February
Spring semester

2 August - 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 Bachelor's or Master's Degree Program in Medicine

Pre-registration for a Bachelor's degree program with Swiss or foreign qualifications

Fall semester 15 February at CRUS
Spring semester Application not possible

Studies begin in the fall semester only. Late pre-registration is not accepted. Please note that you must apply for an alternative UZH degree program within the standard application period (see above).

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. Late applications are not accepted.

Application for a Doctoral Program

Fall semester 1 January - 31 July
Spring semester 2 August - 31 January