UZH students can take advantage of the wide variety of courses UZH offers by attending modules in other subjects and at other faculties. Credits from these modules can usually be transferred to the free elective area of your studies at the Faculty of Business, Economics and Informatics.
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Booking modules at other faculties
Provided that the course provider agrees, you may book and attend any modules from the full range that UZH has to offer.
It is important to remember that other faculties will have different booking and cancellation deadlines, and in some cases may even have different repeat regulations for modules. All modules completed at UZH are listed on the transcript of records. However, this in itself does not mean that they can be credited towards the degree.
Credit transfer eligibility for modules outside the Faculty
All modules offered at UZH are eligible for credit transfer to the free elective area of your studies at the Faculty of Business, Economics and Informatics, provided that they belong to the appropriate degree level and that your study program actually includes a free elective area.
It is important to note the following points:
- As a general principle, only credits for courses at the same degree level can be transferred: only Bachelor's modules for Bachelor's degree programs and only Master's modules for Master's degree programs.
- In the course catalogue, the "Component" area indicates whether credits from a module are eligible for transfer. If both Bachelor's degree programs and Master's degree programs are listed in this area, this means that module credits can be transferred to either level.
- Modules listed under "Further Offers" in the course catalogue and designated as "Lehrveranstaltungen ausserhalb von Studienprogrammen" (Coursework outside of study programs) cannot be transferred towards a degree.
Failed attempts at modules outside the Faculty
The failed attempt pool, which previously applied to assessments at the Faculty of Business, Economics and Informatics is now replaced by the repetition regulations. A failed faculty external core elective or elective module can be repeated once, provided that the module is offered again. However, it can also be substituted by another core elective or elective module (for details see Program Regulations). If the repeat attempt is also failed, the module cannot be counted towards the degree, but the student will not be irrevocably excluded from studies.
Special provisions for minor programs
Attention: Students taking a major program at our Faculty and a minor program outside the Faculty must pay attention to the regulations governing credit transfer and failed attempts for the minor program.
Attention: Students from other faculties who are taking a minor program at the Faculty of Business, Economics and Informatics may not transfer credits completed outside the Faculty to their minor program at our Faculty.