Examination Information

Here you will find information on different topics related to examinations and the notification of grades.

Registration and cancelation

Registration for or cancelation of an examination is carried out directly in the module booking tool. Booking a module also automatically registers the student for the corresponding examination. Once the module booking deadline has passed, absolutely no further registrations or cancelations can be processed. Cancelations at a later date due to illness are only possible if a petition is submitted in due time, accompanied by a properly dated original doctor's attestation.

Petitions

Attention: Students pursuing an external minor program must adhere to the regulations of the respective faculty.

Notification of grades / transcript of records

The grades for the individual examinations are officially announced with the mailing of the transcript of records at the start of the following semester. Some examination results may be voluntarily published earlier by the chair responsible for the examination. You can view your grades in the module booking tool once they have been entered into the system. There is no right of access to grades before the official transcript of records has been mailed out.

Transcript of records in English

Upon request, the Dean's Office will issue a transcript of records in English. Please note the following points:

  • English transcripts of records are not legally binding and only serve the purpose of interaction with higher education institutions that expect students to submit English documents. For any case of legal proceedings (e.g., appeals) the German version alone has legal validity.
  • English transcrips of records are issued upon request. Therefore, they contain all evaluations available to date and may deviate from the German transcripts.
  • English transcripts of records are printed on plain paper.

Access to examination papers

Access to examination papers is organized directly by the module coordinator of the course. Please contact the coordinator about making appointments and procedures for access to examination papers.

Dates and times for access to assessment-level exams are coordinated and published on the respective assessment-level examination page.

Assessment-level examinations

Repeat examinations

Repeat examinations are modules that only offer the examination without the accompanying course, although the content of the examination is taken from the corresponding regular course.

There are no repeat examinations at the assessment level. A failed module cannot be rebooked until the following year.

For all other courses, repeat examinations are offered at the discretion of the module coordinators. Repeat examinations take place in the following semester. All repeat examinations are published in the UZH course catalogue and must be booked via the module booking tool like all other courses. Please note the maximum number of failed attempts permitted, and please read the relevant regulations that apply to you. Individual repeat examinations for individual students are not permitted.

Cheating on examination

In the event of examination fraud, in particular someone having access to prohibited resources, communicating with third parties without permission during an examination, submitting plagiarized material, not writing a seminar paper him- or herself, or fraudulently obtaining admission on the basis of incorrect or incomplete information, the examination is considered to have been failed and any assessments or transcripts awarded are to be declared null and void by decision of the Faculty Board.