Important Information and Tips

Booking Modules

Modules are booked and cancelled using the Module Booking Tool. A module booking is also the registration for the examination in the same semester. Module bookings and cancellations can only be made before the applicable deadlines. Further information is available here.

Same/Similar Modules

Students are not allowed to take up the same or similar course at the UZH as already taken up at the partner faculty and vice versa. Whether courses are same or similar is determined by the content, not the course title. In case this rule is breached, the study points obtained from following the same/similar course will not be accredited to the degree and the student will be required to take up another course to make up for the missing study points, even if this is only possible the year thereafter. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that he/she does not register for the same/similar course. If in doubt, please contact the program coordinator at the home or partner faculty.

Master's Theses

The "Master's Thesis Agreement" must be completed in full for every Master's thesis.
In the event of late sumbissions of failure to submit Master's theses, a grade of 1 will be awarded and entered in the Transcript of Records.
However, failed attempts at Master's theses are not taken into account in the calculation of the number of failed attempts permitted.

The submission deadline for Master's theses may only be deferred or annulled if evidence can be provided that there are compelling, unforeseeable and unavoidable reasons for doing so, in particular illness.

Further information can be found in the Fact Sheet for Master's Theses.

Modules from the Faculty of Business, Economics and Informatics

Modules from the Faculty of Business, Economics and Informatics are also booked via the Module Booking Tool. Please note that the Faculty of Business, Economics and Informatics has different module booking deadlines.

Failed Attempts

Failed attempts in the amount of 24 ECTS credits are permitted in the Double Degree Master's Programs.
Every unsuccessfully completed assessment (e.g. examination) counts as a failed attempt. This rule does not apply to Master's theses and modules from the Faculty of Business, Economics and Informatics.
Failed assessments from the Double Degree Master's Program may be repeated once, unless the maximum number of failed attempts has already been reached.
Further information can be found in the Framework Ordinance for the bilingual Double Degree Programs at the Faculty of Law of the University of Zurich.

Semester Enrollment & Exmatriculation

The registration will be done automatically. Nevertheless, we ask you to verify your enrolment in the student portal during the enrolment period from 15 to 30 November. You can also change your study program or exmatriculate there.

Applying for a Final Degree

Students in the Double Degree Program must apply for their final degree in the semester in which they wish to complete their degree program.
The electronic application form can only be called up in the summary of credits section of the module booking tool during the period indicated on this website and is submitted electronically.

Accomodation - Alumni House

The Alumni House offers 16 rooms (of which four are double rooms) for students from our partner universities who are enrolled in Double Degree Master's Programs at the Faculty of Law at UZH.

Further information on the Alumni House and the application procedure for the rooms can be found on the website for Alumni of the Faculty of Law.

If you do not get a room in the Alumni House, additional helpful tips on searching for accomodation can be found here

Financial Matters

An overview of living and studying expenses for students at the University of Zurich can be found here.
Questions on financing your studies (scholarships, loans) should be addressed to the Student Financial Aid Office.

Language Center of the Universiy of Zurich and ETH Zurich

As a student on the Double Degree Program, you can take advantage of language courses offered by the Language Center of the University of Zurich and ETH Zurich. It is advisable to find out more about the courses at an early stage.

Visa - Residence Permit

Please find information on residence permits and guidelines for visa application on the website for international students of the University of Zurich.


According to § 37 RVO, the students receive a transcript of records after each semester containing a list of the ECTS credits, the grades obtained and the failed modules.

There may be objections to the newly listed academic achievments, wich are subject to appeal. Further information is available in the information sheet on appeals on the right hand side of this website.