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Part-Time Studies

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Study How You Like it

Both the bachelor's and master's degree programs at the University of Zurich can generally be completed on a full-time or part-time basis.

Full-Time Study Program

In the full-time model, you mainly focus on your studies and follow the regular or model curriculum for the most part, as you find it in the study regulations. In the part-time model you take fewer modules (lectures, courses, etc.) during the semester than in regular full-time studies.

Part-time Study Program

Part-time study is an attractive alternative for many students to study at the university (or university of applied sciences) alongside work or private care responsibilities. At the University of Zurich, there is no obligation to register for part-time study at the time of matriculation. This gives students the freedom to adjust their workload throughout their studies on a semester-by-semester basis to suit their needs. For example, students can begin their studies in the part-time model during the first semesters and later complete the last semesters of the program in the full-time study program. As a rule, the duration of studies is extended if the studies are completed part-time.

If you have questions about part-time study, you can contact the relevant advisory center of the faculty of your desired  study program directly. You can find the subject-specific contact persons on the page of the respective study program.
Faculty of Theology
Faculty of Law
Faculty of Business, Economics and Informatics
Faculty of Medicine
Vetsuisse Faculty
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Faculty of Science

Study and Elite Sport

Outstanding achievements in sports and studies can be combined with good, independent planning. The Student Advisory Services offers support and advice for prospective professional athletes.
Website Student Advisory Services: Studies and Elite Sport (in German)

Military Service

Military service may overlap with your studies. Please inform yourself early, and plan any service deferrals carefully. The academic advisor website provides a collection of useful information and links:
Website Student Advisory Services: Deferral of Military Service

Weiterführende Informationen


University of Zurich
Student Advisory Services
Rämistrasse 71
8006 Zürich
Phone +41 44 634 21 44