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Degree-Seeking Students


Application and Admission to UZH for Degree-Seeking Students

Exchange Students please consult this page.

Visiting Students please consult this page.

The Admissions Office processes all applications of students with an international educational background for Bachelor's degree program, as well as Master's degree program, Teaching Diploma program, and Doctoral degree program.

For information about the application procedure, forms and semester fees please refer to the UZH Admissions Office.

Please make sure to check the application deadlines for students with international qualifications, as well as the deadlines for applicants with visa requirements.

If you have any academic questions related to your program of choice, or you want to know more about the application requirements, please contact the respective student advisory services of your prospective faculty. 

Your faculty can also answer any questions regarding module-booking, examinations and receiving your degree.

Faculty of Theology (in German)
Faculty of Law
Faculty of Business, Economics and Informatics
Faculty of Medicine (in German)
Vetsuisse Faculty (in German)
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Faculty of Science

Visa/Entry into Switzerland

You will have to check if you need a visa in order to study and live in Switzerland. To find out if you need to apply for a visa, please refer to the website for international students

If you need a visa, please read and follow the guidelines. All necessary information, instructions and links can be found in there. 

All students, regardless whether they need a visa, are required to register for a residence permit after arrival.

Please note that you will have to extend your residence permit after one year. More information here.

Fees and Contributions

Information on UZH Semester fees can be found here.

Living Expenses

While it's difficult to generalize, the cost of living is comparatively high in Switzerland. But living expenses also vary individually. 

Below you'll find two links, the first leads to a calculation regarding approximate living expenses of a student, the second gives an overview of prices in Zurich in general.

Study and Living Expenses for Students

Cost of Living Calculator


Finding accommodation is your own responsibility. A small number of rooms for international Master’s students will be published on the ETH/UZH Housing Office search portal. Please upload your confirmation of acceptance when you register on the site, and indicate that you are a Master’s student from UZH.

Further search alternatives can be found here.

Weiterführende Informationen

Contact for Visa and Immigration Questions

Cecilia Caruso

+41 44 634 20 28

For academic questions and questions regarding admission please contact your department or the Admissions Office.

Important Adresses

Admissions Office (applications to Bachelor's degree programs of applicants with foreign qualification and for applications to all Master's programs, all doctoral studies and to the Teaching Diploma for Upper Secondary Education program)

Student Administration Office (Swiss mobility students as well as other administrative matters such as change of degree and study program, leave of absence, withdrawal from the university, issuing the bills for the semester fees and confirmations)

Accommodation Tips


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