Prior Studies at Other Higher Education Institutions

You began or completed your studies at a different university (or university of applied sciences) in Switzerland or abroad, and are planning to continue your studies at the University of Zurich. You would like to clarify which credits from your prior studies can be transferred to your studies at the Faculty of Law at the University of Zurich (RWF UZH).

You can find out at Admission to Master of Law whether you can be admitted directly to the Master’s degree program at RWF UZH.

Bachelor of Law UZH

The transfer of credits for assessments completed at other higher education institutions is governed by the Guidelines on the Transfer of Credits for the Bachelor’s Degree Program and for Law as a Minor Subject at the Bachelor’s Level, dated 20 November 2012 (RLA BLaw).

Please also note the requirements regarding credit transfers in the Framework Ordinance (RVO) and the program regulation for the Bachelor of Law (StudO BLaw).

Master of Law UZH

The transfer of credits for assessments completed at other higher education institutions is governed by the Guidelines on the Transfer of Credits for the Master’s degree program and for Law as a Minor Subject at the Master’s level, dated 6 May 2013 (RLA MLaw).

Please also note the requirements regarding credit transfers in the Framework Ordinance (RVO) and the program regulation for the Master of Law (StudO MLaw).

Important General Advice

  1. In order to enter your desired study program, you must always first apply to the Admissions Office of UZH (see Application and Admission).
  2. You will not be given any binding information about possible credit transfers from your prior studies until you are admitted to a degree program at RWF UZH.
  3. If you would like a non-binding forecast of the credits that can be transferred, please review the regulations on Non-Binding Forecasts of Credit Transfers.
  4. If you matriculate for the Bachelor of Law UZH program, you must submit your request for a transfer of credits to Student Advisory Services as soon as the matriculation process has been completed, or at the latest by the date that classes begin. If you submit your request for a transfer of credits later than this date, we cannot guarantee that the process for booking modules will go smoothly.