Minor Programs Admission for Students from Other Faculties

You apply for the minor programs offered by our Faculty during matriculation using an online application, or during semester enrollment.

Legal bases

Admission to the University is regulated by the ordinance on admission to studies at the University of Zurich and by the Faculty program regulations.

Ordinance on admission to studies at the University of Zurich

Faculty program regulations

Bachelor's minor programs for students from other faculties

If you are studying a major program in another UZH faculty and would like to study Business and Economics or Informatics as a minor program, our Faculty offers various options for you to do so. You will find an overview on the following page:

Minor programs offered to students from other faculties

Admission to a Bachelor's minor program is managed by the UZH Admissions Office as part of the matriculation procedure.

Admission to a Bachelor's program

Master's minor programs for students from other faculties

Admission to a Master's minor program involves the following three steps:

  1. Application assessment by the University: The Admissions Office reviews the application based on the formal criteria set out by the ordinance on admission to studies at the University of Zurich.
    Information on the application procedure
    Online application for a Master's program with a Bachelor's degree from another higher education institution
    Semester enrollment for a Master's program with an existing enrollment at UZH
    (Applications may only be submitted online via the central UZH Admissions Office. Unsolicited documents will not be returned or forwarded.)
  2. Faculty categorization process: Once the Admissions Office approves the application, the documents are forwarded to the Faculty of Business, Economics and Informatics (examination delegate) for specialized academic review and categorization. Each application is reviewed individually.
  3. The Admissions Office sends you a decision on admission, informing you of your admission and categorization.

The following information provides you with an indication of the categorization you may expect.

Business and Economics

  • A degree incorporating a first minor program at Bachelor's level in the same field of study: usually no additional requirements or conditions
  • A degree incorporating a second minor program at Bachelor's level in the same field of study: usually 30 ECTS credits in additional requirements
  • Background knowledge of business and economics without a completed minor program: up to 60 ECTS credits in additional requirements
  • No background knowledge in business and economics: 60 ECTS credits as conditions (preparatory phase for a Master's degree program)

It is possible for students to achieve a higher categorization by submitting relevant GMAT or GRE scores.

Informatics

  • A degree incorporating a first or second minor program in Informatics: usually no additional requirements or conditions
  • No degree from a minor program: usually 30 ECTS credits in additional requirements

Additional requirements and conditions

Additional requirements and conditions are Bachelor's-level modules (Bachelor's courses and/or a Bachelor's thesis) that you must complete in addition to the Master's program. Additional requirements must be fulfilled by a certain deadline during the Master's program. Conditions must be met prior to the Master's program. It is important to note that most Bachelor's courses are held in German.

The deadlines specified for any additional requirements or conditions and the maximum permitted number of failed attempts according to the decision on admission are binding.

Minor programs for students pursuing an internal major program

Students pursuing a major program at the Faculty of Business, Economics and Informatics can select freely from the internal minor programs offered by the Faculty and published in the course catalogue. There is no further specialized academic review for admission to the minor program. You are responsible for filling any gaps in your education or skills. The knowledge you are expected to have can be found in the course catalogue.

Course catalogue

For admission to faculty-external minor programs offered by other faculties, the requirements of the relevant faculty must be taken into account. It is possible that additional requirements or conditions will need to be met. Please note that some of these must be completed in German. You can find out the requirements and necessary language skills from the relevant faculty.