Change of Name, Change of Nationality


I would like to have all of my given names printed on my final records. What do I need to do?

You can request name additions under "My Requests" in the student portal. A copy of an official document (passport, identity card) must be submitted.

Please note that the change will affect all student documents, such as transcripts of records, proof of matriculation and final records. Approval of your request will also result in your UZH e-mail address being changed as well. You will receive a separate e-mail from the University of Zurich IT Service Desk in this regard. If you would like a new UZH Card, please inform the Student Administration Office using the contact form.

Information about the process can be found on the website Changing Contact and Personal Details, under "Changing Personal Details."

I would like to change my UZH e-mail address to remove one of my given names. Is this possible?

The e-mail address can only be changed if there has been a change in the official documents (passport or identity card).

I have married and would like to change my last name. What do I need to do?

You can request name changes under "My Requests" in the student portal. A copy of an official document (passport, identity card) must be submitted.

Approval of your request will also result in your University of Zurich e-mail address being changed as well. You will receive a separate e-mail from the University of Zurich IT Service Desk in this regard. If you would like a new UZH Card, please inform the Student Administration Office using the contact form.

Information about the process can be found on the website Changing Contact and Personal Details, under "Changing Personal Details."

I recently became a Swiss citizen. Do I have to inform the University of Zurich of this?

Yes. In general, changes of nationality must be registered under "My Requests" in the student portal. A copy of an official document (passport, identity card) must be submitted.

Please see the information on this process on the website Changing Contact and Personal Details, under "Changing Personal Details."