Recognition and Transfer of Credit

Coursework completed at other universities or faculties or in the context of legal internships may be recognized for the studies at the Faculty of Law of the University of Zurich (RWF UZH) . Only coursework which counts towards a degree of the Faculty of Law of the University of Zurich (RWF UZH) may be recognized.

In principle, only coursework that is not more than ten years old (cf. § 44 para. 1 Program Regulation of RWF UZH, StudO RWF) can be considered for transfer of credit.

Coursework completed at another university may be transferred to the Bachelor's degree to the extent of a maximum of 90 ECTS credits (§ 50 para. 1 Framework Ordinance, RVO RWF) resp. to the extent of a maximum of 45 ECTS credits to the Master's degree (§ 51 para. 1 RVO RWF).

Coursework which is equivalent to a module already successfully completed at RWF UZH cannot be recognized (section 4 para. 4 Guidelines Recognition, RLA).

If a law module counted towards the degree at another faculty, it can only be transferred to the degree at RWF UZH if it is equivalent to a compulsory module at RWF UZH. For elective and core elective modules, a transfer of credit is not possible.

Term papers, Bachelor’s or Master’s theses completed at another university are not recognized.

For the Master of Law UZH International and Comparative Law (MLaw UZH ICL), only coursework and internships in English can be recognized.

Recognition of prior studies at other higher education institutions

You have already started or completed your studies at another university in Switzerland or abroad, are planning to continue your studies at UZH or are already enrolled at UZH and would like to clarify which coursework from your previous studies can be recognized for your studies at RWF UZH or would like to have this coursework recognized.

Further information can be found here: Prior studies

Recognition of coursework completed during an exchange stay

You are planning to spend one or two semesters abroad, to complete individual modules (guest studies) or a Summer/Winter School at another Swiss or foreign university and would like to clarify which coursework can be recognized for your studies at RWF UZH or would like to have this coursework recognized.

Further information can be found here: Mobility

You have completed a legal internship in Switzerland or abroad and would like to have this recognized for your studies at RWF UZH.

Further information can be found here: Legal internships

During your studies at RWF UZH, you have completed or are planning to complete coursework from other faculties of UZH or coursework from other universities and would like to clarify which coursework can be recognized for your studies at RWF UZH or have this coursework recognized.

Further information can be found here: Non-subject-related coursework

Recognition for the doctorate

You have performed academic work at an external university or in the context of a scientific conference and would like to clarify whether this work can be recognized as a doctoral colloquium in the general doctorate at RWF UZH or would like to have this work recognized.

Further information can be found here: Doctoral Colloquia