Admission Master of Law

Admission to UZH

The Student Administration Office or the Admissions Office is responsible for admission to the University of Zurich.

Please note the general admission requirements of the University of Zurich.

Language requirements

For language requirements, see here.

Bachelor of Law from the Faculty of Law UZH

Students with a Bachelor's degree from the Faculty of Law UZH will be admitted to study at the Master's level at the Faculty of Law without any conditions or restrictions.

Bachelor of Law from a Swiss Faculty of Law

Students with a Bachelor of Law from a Swiss faculty of law will be admitted to study at the Master's level at the Faculty of Law without any conditions or restrictions.

Bachelor of Law from the Brig Distance Learning University Institute

Students with a Bachelor of Law from the Brig Distance Learning University Institute will be  admitted to study at the Master's level at the Faculty of Law with restrictions amounting to 6 ECTS credits.

Bachelor in Law and Economics of the University of St. Gallen

Students with a Bachelor in Law and Economics of the University of St. Gallen will be  admitted to study at the Master's level at the Faculty of Law with restrictions estimated to amount to 18 ECTS credits.

Foreign Bachelor of Law

Graduates of a foreign Bachelor of Law or an equal degree program will be admitted to  study at the Master's level at the Faculty of Law but may be required to complete modules equating to a maximum of 60 ECTS. An admissions committee within the Faculty will decide whether individual modules have to be completed on the basis of an examination of the candidate’s documents.

Bachelor’s or Master's Degree in Another Field of Study

Students with a Bachelor’s or Master's degree in another specialization are not admitted to Master's degree programs. In the event of admission to the Bachelor of Law, achievements may be credited if they are of equal value. The Student Advisory Services/Mobility Office shall decide on the transfer of credit on the basis of the Faculty of Law's guidelines for the transfer of credit.

Bachelor in Business Law from the Zurich University of Applied Sciences

Students who have acquired a Bachelor in Business Law at the Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW) will join the Bachelor’s degree program of the Faculty of Law at the University of Zurich. They cannot join the Master’s degree program directly. Assessments from the completed Bachelor in Business Law at the ZHAW may be credited to the Bachelor of Law UZH up to a maximum of 60 ECTS credits.

Students who have not yet completed the Bachelor in Business Law at the ZHAW will only be admitted to the Bachelor of Law UZH, provided they fulfill the general admission requirements of UZH. If you have any questions regarding admission, please contact the Student Administration Office at UZH.