Special Students
"University of Zurich (UZH)"

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Pursuant to the agreement of 20 October 1997 between ETH Zurich and the University of Zurich all undergraduate, graduate and PhD students enrolled regular for the semester at UZH may also attend courses at ETH Zurich which are connected with their study programmes and undertake the corresponding performance assessments.

In order to do so they must register at ETH Zurich as Special Students.

Registering for the first time or after a break

You may register directly via www.mystudies.ethz.ch (lower part of the page).

Registration opens August, 1 for the Autumn Semester and
January, 1 for the Spring Semester.
Registration deadline
: end of the second week (of the respective semester).

The ETH Zurich Registrar’s Office will confirm your registration and first-time/post-break semester enrolment by post.

Registering for a consecutive semester

Special Students with active registration will automatically receive an e-mail (sent to their ETH e-mail address) in July (for the Autumn Semester) December (for the Spring Semester) from the Registrar’s Office informing them that they may register for a consecutive semester.

Registration deadline: end of the second semester week.

Tuition fee

Registration as a Special Student, attendance of ETHZ courses and the sitting of examinations are free of charge for all UZH undergraduate, graduate and PhD students enrolled regular for the semester at UZH.

Information sheet

On the information sheet for Special Students (PDF, 57 KB) will find further information on registering as a Special Student:

  • — Registration: Period of validity, Procedure, Deadlines
  • Semester enrolment
  • Electronic registration for course units
  • Performance assessments: Types, Registration/Deregistration, Deadlines
  • Issuing of examination results / Transcript of records
  • Recognition of academic achievements
  • Basic IT services / Communication / Technical problems


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