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Withdrawing from the University

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.

Periods

Withdrawal at the end of Spring Semester

15 May – 15 October

Withdrawal at the end of Fall Semester

15 November – 15 March

Request Withdrawal from the University

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.

Graduation

Please note the information on the following web page:

Graduation

Cancellation of Modules

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.

Therefore:

  • Modules booked for the semester in which the withdrawal occurs remain binding, which means that you are still required to complete the credits for this semester.
  • Modules booked for the forthcoming semester will be cancelled automatically upon approval of your request for withdrawal, unless you are pursuing two study programmes at the same time (eg Master's Degree and parallel Teaching programme) or you are withdrawing your matriculation in your first semester of study at UZH - in both cases, the modules booked for the forthcoming semester will remain valid and it is your own responsibility to cancel them.

Reimbursement of Semester Fees

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

Studies not Commenced / Withdrawal of Matriculation

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.

Deactivation of user-accounts after withdrawal from UZH

Information concerning the deactivation of the UZH user-accounts can be found on the following website: Leaving UZH (LCM)

Weiterführende Informationen

My Requests and Invoices

You can request a withdrawal from the university by end of Fall Semester 2023 at the Student Portal - My Requests and Invoices from

15.11.2023 - 15.03.2024

Contact

If you have questions please contact the Student Administration Office of the UZH.