Courses and Academic Advice

Courses

You will find all UZH degree programs and courses in the online course catalogue. The individual courses are listed by faculty and subject. The catalogue also contains the addresses of all institutes und departments, administrative offices and service centers as well as those of the teaching staff.

On the faculty homepages you will find links to the websites of all UZH institutes and departments. Most of them provide comments, introductory literature and information about deadlines for their courses.

To find specific modules – for example, courses held in English – we recommend using the search mask. You can also find a guide on how to use the course catalogue here (PDF, 343 KB).

Course catalogue

UZH Faculties

Course search mask (category "courses")

Academic Advice in Choosing your Courses

Please contact the departmental coordinator in your field of study to get assistance in preparing a study plan and completing your learning agreement.

Departmental Coordinators

If you want to attend courses at ETH Zurich, you can book at most two courses and no more than one third of your overall ECTS points. Please be aware that the exams at ETH Zurich take place later than at UZH, namely in August (spring semester) and February (fall semester), which might cause problems for students who cannot stay in Zurich that long. Please keep in mind that you will be registered at ETH as an UZH student and, therefore, not have the same privileges as an ETH exchange student. Also, as ETH is a different university, we cannot offer any administrative support.

Module Booking

Students enrolled in a Bachelor’s or Master's degree program need to book their modules online. The relevant deadlines for module booking depend on the program of study. Exchange students are provided with detailed information on the module booking procedure along with their login data.

Module booking periods

ECTS, Workload and Modules

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) is a system that regulates the accumulation and transfer of credits earned for coursework. This system encourages transparency within the European higher education area and fosters student mobility within Europe.

At UZH, 1 ECTS credit point represents a workload of 30 hours. Credits are only awarded if you pass an examination or have other work officially recognized. The grading scale ranges from 1 to 6, where 6 represents the highest grade and 4 the pass mark.

Modules may consist of a combination of courses, such as a lecture and a discussion group. The required workload is made up of the time spent in class as well as time spent in self-study (reading, preparing for an exam, writing a paper). The UZH faculties are free to design their modules within the university’s guidelines. This means the individual faculties decide on how many ECTS credits are awarded for a given module.

European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System