Semester Enrollment


Fall semester 15 - 31 May
Spring semester 15 - 30 November

If you enroll late, please contact the Student Administration Office immediately. A fee of CHF 30.00 will be charged for late enrollments.

Who Is Subject to Compulsory Matriculation?

If you belong to one of the following groups, are already enrolled at UZH, and intend to continue studying at the University of Zurich next semester as well, then matriculation is compulsory for you. To matriculate, please use the Online Semester Enrollment.

  • Regular students and PhD candidates
  • Visiting students
  • Students and doctoral students participating in a mobility program at home or abroad (Outgoing mobility)
  • Students who are only taking minor subjects or individual modules and courses at the University of Zurich, participate in a joint degree program or in organized student mobility (Incoming-mobility)
  • Participants of the program for teacher training (Teaching Diploma for Upper Secondary Education)

For students who wish to study in the teacher training program parallel to their current master or doctorate studies at UZH, a separate application within the specific application period is required.

If you have a parallel enrollment in the teacher training program and a corresponding master or doctorate program (dual matriculation), you need to re-enroll separately in both programs during the semester enrollment.

If applicable to your situation, you must also use the online enrollment for the following changes to your studies: Submit a request for leave from the University or to have your matriculation suspended; change your degree program to another level of study; change your course of study or subject; withdraw from the university. Please follow the respective procedures for semester enrollment as listed below.

Who Does Not Have to Enroll?


Once you have enrolled for semesters online, you will be sent an invoice for the relevant semester fees, which must be paid by 31 July for the fall semester and by 31 January for the spring semester.

Module booking access, student ID, certificates

Once payment has been received, you will be given access to book modules, and a valid student ID and proof-of-matriculation vouchers will also be sent to you. Please be aware that it may take several days for actual payment to be received once you have initiated payment. You are therefore advised to pay your semester fees without delay.