Withdrawing from the University

You can request withdrawal from the university at the end of the semester within the specified periods via “My Requests” 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."

  • Request withdrawal from the university in "My Requests" 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”).

  • 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 that to obtain your degree, you must register with your faculty separately. The deadlines for registering for graduation vary depending on the faculty.

Please review your name and address in "My Enrollment and Personal Data" in the student portal before registering for graduation so we can provide you with your documents correctly.

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Bachelor’s degree
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Master’s degree
Faculty of Business, Economics and Informatics
Faculty of Law
Faculty of Theology
Faculty of Science
Faculty of Medicine
Vetsuisse Faculty

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.

Cancellation of Modules

Modules that have already been booked for the coming semester will be canceled automatically by the University of Zurich after the withdrawal from the university has been approved.

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. 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.