Application Deadlines

Applications to study at the University of Zurich have to be submitted within the visa application period or within the regular application period.

Visa application period

compulsory for:

prospective students who require a visa and are therefore dependent on receiving the admission decision in a timely manner for their visa application

recommended for:

all prospective students who wish to receive the admission decision early

Regular application period

suitable only for prospective students who do not require a visa to study in Switzerland

If you want to apply for admission to a Bachelor’s degree program (excluding medical study programs), have a Swiss university entrance qualification, and do not require a visa to study in Switzerland, you have the option to submit a late application until the deadline as specified below. In all other cases, late applications will not be accepted.

Application for admission to a Bachelor's degree program (excluding medical study programs)

Visa application periods

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

Regular application periods

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

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

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.

Application for admission to a Master's degree program (excluding medical study programs) or to the Teacher Training program for Upper Secondary Education

Visa application periods

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

Regular application periods

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

Application for a specialized Master's degree program

Those interested in a specialized Master's program listed below must apply in two stages:

  1. Pre-registration with the department in question:
    Master of Science UZH ETH in Quantitative Finance
    Master «History of the Contemporary World/Zeitgeschichte»
    Master «Wirtschaftsgeschichte»
    Specialized Master’s study programs at the Faculty of Science
    Please note the pre-registration deadlines!

  2. Student Services will notify you of the next steps once you have received a provisional confirmation of admission from the department.

Application for admission to doctoral studies

Visa application periods

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

Regular application periods

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

Application for admission to a degree program in Medicine (Bachelor and Master)

Application for a Bachelor's degree program

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

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

Studies begin in the Fall Semester only.

Application for Mobility within Switzerland: Incoming

Deadlines for students from Swiss universities (except ETH Zurich)

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

Deadlines for students from ETH Zurich 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.