You can request withdrawal from the university at the end of the semester within the specified periods via “My Requests and Invoices” in the student portal.
Students who are registered for more than one degree program must submit a separate request for each degree program if they wish to withdraw from all degree programs.
Withdrawal at the end of Spring Semester
15 May – 15 October
Withdrawal at the end of Fall Semester
15 November – 15 March
You can see the processing status of your request at any time directly in the request under "My Requests and Invoices."
Request withdrawal from the university in "My Requests and Invoices" in the student portal. After the request has been submitted, it will be reviewed by the University of Zurich Student Administration Office (request status: “To be verified”).
New students who want to withdraw before 15.10. in fall semester or 15.03. in spring semester, please refer to the part "Studies not Commenced / Withdrawal of Matriculation".
Once your request has been processed, the status will change to “Approved” or "Rejected" (which will be announced by e-mail).
If you have already received but not yet paid the semester invoice for the new semester, it will automatically be canceled and deleted from the student portal.
Confirmation of withdrawal from the university: If you specify "change of higher education institution" as the reason for withdrawal from the university, you will automatically receive confirmation of withdrawal from the university by post. If you complete or discontinue your studies, you can request confirmation of withdrawal from the university via the Student Administration Office’s contact form.
Please note the information on the following web page:
Requests for withdrawal submitted between 15 May and 15 October always refer to spring semester. Upon approval, the withdrawal will be executed on the last day of spring semester, 31 July.
Requests for withdrawal submitted between 15 November and 15 March always refer to fall semester. Upon approval, the withdrawal will be executed on the last day of fall semester, 31 January.
If you have already paid the semester fees for the new semester and would like to be reimbursed (less a processing fee), please return your UZH Card as well as the four proof-of-matriculation vouchers to us within the above specified period. The Student Administration Office will then initiate the reimbursement of the fees. You will receive a request by mail to enter your bank or post office account information online
If you have newly enrolled at the UZH but do not wish to begin your studies, please inform the Student Administration Office in writing until 15.10. for fall semester and 15.03. for spring semester. If you have already paid the semester fees for the first semester and would like to be reimbursed (less a processing fee), please return your UZH Card as well as the four proof-of-matriculation vouchers within the above-mentioned deadlines and provide us with your bank details. The Student Administration Office will then initiate the reimbursement of the fees.
Information concerning the deactivation of the UZH user-accounts can be found on the following website: Leaving UZH (LCM)