Studying Medicine

Restrictions on Admission

There is an annual limit to the number of students accepted to study medicine at the University of Zurich. This applies to all degree programs in medicine: Human medicine, chiropractic, dentistry, and veterinary medicine. The restrictions on admission are in effect at both the Bachelor's and the Master’s level.

Verordnung über die Zulassungsbeschränkungen zu den medizinischen Studiengängen der Universität Zürich (in German)

Applicants with Foreign Nationality

Because the number of students is limited, students with foreign nationality will only be accepted to the program if they have a residence permit approved by UZH, see leaflet (German only):

Merkblatt Aufenthaltsstatus (PDF, 86 KB)

Conditions for Admission

In addition to the restrictions on admission, students will only be accepted to the program if they fulfill the general requirements in keeping with the Verordnung über die Zulassung zum Studium (ordinance on admission to studies at UZH) (in German only) and, particularly for Bachelor's degree programs, with the country specific conditions for admission (in German.)

Before applying, please read the following information:
Bachelor's Degree Program for Prospective Students
Bachelor's Degree Program for Transfer Students
Master's Degree Program