Bachelor's and Master's Degrees

The following procedure applies to all Bachelor's and Master's degree programs at the Faculty of Business, Economics and Informatics, explicitly including the Master of Science UZH ETH in Quantitative Finance and the intermediate MSc degree in the fast-track Doctoral program (Track C).

Important note

Degrees under the old regulations (RO04/RO06)

Students in a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree program who commenced their studies at the Faculty of Business, Economics and Informatics prior to fall semester 2016 may obtain a degree in accordance with the old regulations up to and including fall semester 2017 (latest possible degree conferral date expected in April 2018).

Degrees under the new regulations (RVO16)

A degree in line with the new regulations can be obtained from spring semester 2017 at the earliest. This means that up to and including spring semester 2017 a semester enrollment under the new regulations is necessary. The final documents can be issued on the degree conferral date of 19 July 2017 at the earliest. The registration deadline for this degree conferral date can be found in the table at:

Degree conferral dates

Preparatory steps

First read the information about graduation in the relevant regulations (framework ordinance and program regulations).

Regulations

Registration in person

The appropriate registration forms for graduation are available for download in the module booking tool. You can either register in person during office hours at the Dean's Office of the Faculty of Business, Economics and Informatics or send the form by registered mail. The date of the postmark is considered the submission date. Please note that the Dean's Office does not confirm receipt of forms submitted by post. Please submit the following documents:

  • Registration form, completed in accordance with the relevant program regulations
  • Any credit transfer correspondence relevant to the degree

Bachelor's and Master's theses must be submitted to the Dean's Office no later than the registration deadline. Likewise, registration for graduation must be carried out no later than the registration deadline, irrespective of whether or not the grade for the thesis is already available at that time.

Please take into consideration the degree conferral dates and information at:

Degree conferral dates

Basic principles applied for processing degrees

The degrees are processed according to the following principles:

  • The modules are credited toward the degree in ascending chronological order.
  • Surplus modules are not credited toward the degree. (A maximum of 10 surplus ECTS credits can be credited toward degrees in accordance with the old regulations.)
  • If more modules than necessary were completed in a semester (usually in the last one), the modules with the better grades will be taken from this semester and included in the degree.

Deviations from these principles are only possible in exceptional cases upon written petition to the examination delegate.

Petitions

Documents and diplomas

You will receive three documents when you complete your degree: an Academic Record, a Diploma and a Diploma Supplement. The Academic Record serves as confirmation of having graduated. You will receive all documents in German and in English.

The final documents will be sent to you by registered mail after the Faculty Board has validated the degrees.

Transition from Bachelor's to Master's program

Information on the rules governing the transition from a Bachelor's to a Master's program can be found on the following page.

Transition from Bachelor's to Master's program

Withdrawal from the University

Students who have completed their studies and do not follow a subsequent degree program at the University of Zurich must withdraw from the University via online semester enrollment.

Online semester enrollment 

Withdrawals from the University are administered by the Student Administration Office and become effective as of the end of a semester. Registering for graduation and withdrawing from the University are two separate procedures.

Withdrawal from the University