Within the framework of the Double Degree Master's Programs, students acquire two degrees within only two years. The program consists of the study program at the RWF UZH and the study program at the respective partner faculty.
The program is designed to start in the fall semester and generally starts at the home university.
The study program at RWF UZH comprises 60 ECTS credits. The study programs at the partner faculties are based on their regulations.
All Double Degree Master programs also pave the way for the cantonal bar exam.
Further information can be found on this website and in the information brochure:
The Faculty of Law of the University of Zurich offers the following Double Degree Master's Programs which are conducted mainly in German:
- Master of Law UZH
- Master of Law UZH (Rechtspraxis)
- Master of Law UZH (Wirtschaftsrecht)
- Master of Law UZH (Öffentliches Recht)
The following Double Degree Master's Programs are taught exclusively in English:
- Master of Law UZH (General Studies)
- Master of Law UZH (European and International Law)
- Master of Law UZH (International Business Law)
Attention: As of fall semester 2021 the concentrations offered in both the German taught (i.e. Legal Practice, Business Law, Public Law) and the English taught (i.e. International Business Law, European and International Law) Double Degree Master’s programs will be discontinued and no longer available. As of fall semester 2020, a new enrollment will only be possible in the following two programs:
- Master of Law UZH (German)
- Master of Law UZH - General Studies (English)
Further information can be found here.
Important information regarding 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.
The Dickson Poon School of Law, King's College London (Great Britain)
Faculty of Law, Maastricht University (The Netherlands)
Faculty of Law, The University of Hong Kong (People's Republic of China)
Faculty of Law, University of Amsterdam (The Netherlands)
- Step 1:
For UZH Students: Change of degree program/study program via "My Requests" in the student portal: Change only possible for fall semester
For all other Students: Application for Masters Admissions: Application only possible for fall semester
- Step 2:
Application period for the Double Degree Programs: 1 July to 31 August (the online application plattform will be open during this time period)
Table on key data for the individual Double Degree Master's Agreements
Here you can find a table of key data for the individual Double Degree Master's Agreements.
Important dates for applicants with a qualification from another university
|Application period UZH (application for admission to a Master's program)||Application only possible for fall semester|
|a) Application period RWF||1 July - 31 August|
|b) Application period RWF (applicants with foreign qualifications who require a visa for Switzerland)||1 July - 31 July (recommended)|
|Final decision on the allocation of places in Double Degree Master's Programs||End of October|
Important dates for students of the Faculty of Law of the University of Zurich at a glance
|Registration period UZH (change of degree program/study program via "My Requests" in the student portal)||Change only possible for fall semester|
|Application period RWF||1 July - 31 August|
|Final decision on the allocation of places in Double Degree Master's Program||End of October|
Course of study in Double Degree Master's Programs
Here you can find a visual scheme of the course of study in Double Degree Master's Programs - with information ranging from registration/application to the awarding of the degree (does not apply to Berkeley):
International Applicants - Please note!
Applicants who (a) require a visa in Switzerland and (b) do not fulfill the German language requirements and wish to study in the Double Degree Master’s Program taught exclusively in English are recommended to apply early. For these applicants only, the application period at the Faculty of Law starts on July 1st and ends on July 31th. Applicants who do not require a visa or fulfill the German language requirements must apply at the Faculty of Law regularly between July1st and August 31st.
Applicants who cannot be allocated a study place within a Double Degree Master's Program and cannot prove sufficient competence in the German language will not be able to continue their studies at the University of Zurich.
Please contact the Coordination Office in advance to find out about your chances of beeing allocated a study place within the desired Double Degree Master's Program.