Enrollment

Please note: The new applications “My Enrollment and Personal Data” and “My Requests” will go live in November 2018 in the student portal.
This will result in changes to the procedure for maintaining enrollment, requests for a change of degree program or study program, a leave of absence, or withdrawal from the University of Zurich.

Please note the following information.

You can view your current enrollment as well as information about voluntary semester contributions and membership in the University of Zurich Student Association at any time in the student portal under “My Enrollment and Personal Data.” (You can also find and change your personal and contact details here as well.)

Periods for Reviewing Enrollment

You must review your enrollment for the coming semester during the following periods:

Enrollment for the Fall Semester

15 – 31 May

Enrollment for the Spring Semester

15 – 30 November

Maintaining Enrollment

Depending on your current enrollment, the Student Administration Office of the University of Zurich will prepare enrollment for the coming semester for 15 May and 15 November. No response is required on your part. You will then have the option of changing your degree program and/or study program, or requesting a leave of absence or withdrawal from the university. The semester invoice will automatically be sent after the end of the period for reviewing the enrollment. Your enrollment will be valid after the semester invoice has been paid.

You can review the proposed enrollment for the coming semester in: My Enrollment and Personal Data (student portal)
In addition, an "Enrollment" request will be created in "My Requests."

Procedure to Maintain Your Enrollment:

On 15 May and 15 November, you will receive an e-mail from the University of Zurich (UZH e-mail account) asking you to review your enrollment.

  1. Review the prepared enrollment for the coming semester by the specified deadline under "My Enrollment and Personal Data" in the  student portal.
    In general, the same combination of study programs that you have been attending during the current semester will also be proposed for the coming semester (Exception: Transition of the degree program/study program to a new framework ordinance).

  2. If you would like to continue your studies in the displayed degree program/study programs, you do not need to do anything. No response is required.
    Please request a change of degree program/study program, a leave of absence or withdrawal from the university via "My Requests" in the student portal (see below).

  3. Once the review period has elapsed, you will automatically receive your semester invoice (beginning of June and beginning of December; see also the chapter "Invoice for Semester Fees"). You will find the invoice in the "Enrollment" request in the student portal. Mobility students do not receive a semester invoice.

  4. Pay your semester invoice on time, even if you have submitted a request for change of degree program/study program. This is the only way to ensure that important online services (see below) are activated in a timely manner.
    You do not have to pay the invoice if you have requested a leave of absence or withdrawal from the university. After the leave of absence has been approved, you will receive a new invoice (see Leave of Absence). The invoice will be deleted after the withdrawal from the university has been approved.

Your enrollment for the next semester is complete and valid once payment for the semester fees has been received by the University of Zurich.
The enrollment status will then change to "Approved" in your "Enrollment" request.

Requesting a Change of Degree Program/Study Program, Leave of Absence, Withdrawal from the University

Requests for a change of degree program/study program or a leave of absence for the coming semester as well as withdrawal from the university may be submitted within the relevant periods via "My Requests" in the student portal.

The deadlines and information may be found on the relevant websites:
Change of Degree and/or Study Program
Leave of Absence
Withdrawing from the University

Invoice for Semester Fees

Your semester invoice:

  • Always in the "Enrollment" request for the respective semester (student portal, My Requests)

  • Beginning of June and beginning of December

  • Also for leave of absence and change of degree program in the "Enrollment" request

  • Located under the "Documents" tab in the request

Following the end of the enrollment review period, the semester invoice will automatically be sent by the University of Zurich Student Administration Office (beginning of June and beginning of December). Mobility students do not receive a semester invoice.
Semester fees

The invoice will also be sent by post.

If the invoice for semester fees is not paid on time, the student will be withdrawn from the university by the University of Zurich. The payment deadlines are 31 July for the Fall Semester and 31 January for the Spring Semester.

Leave of Absence, Withdrawal from the University or Change of Degree Program: Invoice / Reimbursement

Your new, corrected semester invoice:

If you intend to request a leave of absence or withdrawal from the university, please do not pay the automatically generated invoice for the full semester fees.
You will receive a new, reduced invoice in the event of a leave of absence. The invoice will be deleted in the event of withdrawal from the university.

If you have already paid the full semester fees, the Student Administration Office will initiate a reimbursement of the amount paid, less a processing fee.

In the case of changes of degree programs, any differences in the amount of the fees will be charged/reimbursed retroactively.

Further information can be found on the websites:
Leave of Absence
Change of Degree and/or Study Program
Withdrawing from the University

Voluntary Contributions and Membership in the VSUZH

You can review and change your details about voluntary semester contributions as well as membership in the University of Zurich Student Association at any time under "My Enrollment and Personal Data" on the student portal.

Change as of the Fall Semester

by 31 May

Change as of the Spring Semester

by 30 November

If you miss the deadline for changing your voluntary contributions or membership in the University of Zurich Student Association, but have not yet paid your semester invoice, please contact the Student Administration Office via the contact form.  

If you have already paid your semester fees, changes are no longer possible and will not take effect until the following semester.

Semester fees for students and doctoral candidates

Voluntary semester contributions and memberships:

"Student Body Loan Association" foundation

CHF 7.00

"Solidarity Fund for Foreign Students" foundation

CHF 5.00

VSUZH membership fee per semester

CHF 14.00

Activating Booking Modules, Validation of the UZH Card, Mailing of Proof-of-Matriculation Vouchers

The following online services will be activated after the semester fees have been paid and processed:

  • Booking modules: possible within the faculty deadlines
  • Validation of the UZH Card: possible from 1 August at the earliest for the Fall Semester, or 1 February for the Spring Semester
  • Mailing of the proof-of-matriculation vouchers (by post)

Please note that it may take several days to process the payment. Therefore, we recommend paying the semester fees immediately.

Subject Ban / Degree Program Exclusion

If you have been excluded from your current degree program/study program (e.g. because you missed an exam), you must change your degree program/study program by the specified deadline.

It is not possible to maintain enrollment in a degree program or a study program if you have been excluded from it.