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Transdisciplinary Courses at UZH

The School for Transdisciplinary Studies (STS) facilitates inter-/transdisciplinary courses offered by various university-wide initiatives and faculties, as well as projects that foster transferable skills for bachelor and master students at UZH.
School for Transdisciplinary Studies

Transferable Skills

As a research university, the University of Zurich believes students should acquire transferable skills in addition to their specialist theoretical and practical abilities. Transferable skills increase competence and enhance ability to implement specialist know-how. They support PhD candidates during the dissertation period and prepare doctoral candidates for a future high-level research and professional career.
Graduate Campus: Transferable Skills

Teaching Diploma for Upper Secondary Education

The University of Zurich offers holders of a recognized Master's degree the possibility to earn a "Teaching Diploma for Upper Secondary Education" in their discipline. The degree program equips students with the pedagogical skills required to teach at an upper secondary school in Switzerland. The teaching diploma is recognized by the Swiss Conference of Cantonal Ministers of Education (EDK), meaning holders are qualified to teach their subject in the whole of Switzerland.
Lehrdiplom für Maturitätsschulen (LM) (Website/Program in German)

Language courses

The Language Center of the University and the ETH Zurich offers students of both universities language courses that can be taken alongside degree courses, as well as advice. Doctoral students and members have access to their own program, subject to a fee.
Language Center of UZH and ETH Zurich

University Program for School Students

In a two-year pilot project (from the Fall Semester of 2018), school students from Zurich Gymnasiums will be able to regularly attend modules at UZH over the course of one to four semesters. A maximum of six ECTS points may be earned per semester, which can be taken into account if the student goes on to study at UZH. Registration must be done via the student’s school.
University Program for School Students


Lectures at the University of Zurich are also open to non-enrolled students. For a semester fee, audit students can take part in courses without being enrolled at the Auditors

Continuing education

The University of Zurich offers a wide range of continuing education courses. From individual day courses to MAS courses of study over several years with renowned international institutions: all of the courses on offer meet the University of Zurich's highest quality standards.
UZH Continuing Education