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

Prospective students of a specialized Master’s Degree Program at the Faculty of Science or Faculty of Business, Economics and Informatics have to apply in two stages:

  1. Pre-registration at the respective institute of the Faculty of Science or Faculty of Business, Economics and Informatics. Please check their pre-registration deadlines.
  2. After the institute has provisionally accepted you, the Student Services will inform you about the next steps.

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.

Registration for Mobility within Switzerland: Incoming

Registration deadlines for students from Swiss universities (except ETH Zurich)

Fall Semester 7 May - 31 July
Spring Semester 1 July - 31 January

Registration deadlines for students from ETH and PH Zurich

Fall Semester 7 May - Friday before begin of the lecture period in Fall Sem.
Spring Semester 1 July - Friday before begin of the lecture period in Spring Sem.