Changing Contact and Personal Details

You can view your contact and personal details at any time in the student portal under "My Enrollment and Personal Data."

Changing Contact Details and Use of the Postal and E-Mail Address

You can change your contact details and the use of your postal and UZH e-mail address in the student portal under "My Enrollment and Personal Data."

The changes will be effective immediately for all correspondence and all student administration documents.

Changing Personal Details

You must submit requests for changes to your first and last name, your nationality or your gender to the University of Zurich Student Administration Office and await approval. No further requests may be submitted while a request is pending.

Requesting a change

You can see the processing status of your request at any time directly in the request under "My Requests" in the student portal.

  • Request the change in "My Requests" on the student portal. Any necessary documents (see below) that are not yet available may be submitted later. After the request has been submitted it will be reviewed by the Student Administration Office (request status: "To be verified"). Documents to submit: Please do not use umlauts and special characters in the document names.

  • If a document must be submitted later or a document that has been submitted is illegible, etc., you will receive a letter from the Student Administration Office via the student portal (with notification by e-mail). It can be found in the request under "Documents." The status of the request will change to "Incomplete."

  • Upload the required document in the request ("Documents" tab) and submit the request again by clicking on the "Resubmit" button (lower right-hand corner).

  • The processing status will be "To be verified" until your request has been processed by the University of Zurich Student Administration Office.  

  • Once your request has been processed, the status will change to "Approved" or "Rejected" (which will be announced by e-mail).

  • The updated personal details will be displayed in "My Enrollment and Personal Data" as soon as your request has been approved by the Student Administration Office.

The updated personal details will be displayed in "My Enrollment and Personal Data" in the student portal as soon as your request has been approved by the Student Administration Office.

Change of gender

Trans or inter-students can request that their first name and gender be listed differently from their official ID. The necessary documents will be specified by the Student Administration Office via the student portal after you have submitted the request.

Documents to Submit: Changing Personal Details

In order for the Student Administration Office to be able to process your request, proof of the change of first or last name or citizenship is required. Please submit one of the following documents with your request:

Change of first or last name:

  • Copy of passport or ID, or copy of family identity document (Familienausweis) or marriage certificate for changes to your last name

Change of citizenship:

  • Copy of passport or ID

Please submit the required document as a PDF file. Please assemble the front and back of the ID and all pages of the family identity document or marriage certificate in one PDF document.