Studies and Top-Level Sports

Top-level student athletes who are in possession of a Swiss Olympic Card (Elite, Gold, Silver, Bronze, Talent Card) have the opportunity to request certain adjustments to their course sequence.

Top-level athlete status

Prerequisite for obtaining the status of top-level athlete is the possession of a Swiss Olympic Card (Elite, Gold, Silver, Bronze, Talent Card).

These "studies and top-level sports" regulations do not apply to students who are professional athletes in the sense that they receive a regular income from a career in professional sports. All students are free to undertake gainful employment alongside their studies, but doing so does not enable them to make adjustments to their studies.

Possible adjustments

The following formal adjustments may be granted upon submitting a petition. Each petition is assessed on an individual basis:

  • Deadline extensions and changes
  • Interruptions for the duration of one semester or more at assessment level
  • Module cancelations after the module booking deadline has elapsed, before the examination begins

It is not possible to make any other adjustments, as the quality of studies should remain at the same level for all students. As a result, the kinds of adjustments that are not permitted include changes to performance requirements in the course program, changes to the number of failed attempts, or changes to opportunities for repetition. Additionally, it is not possible to provide individual examination dates for specific persons.

Time for petitions

A petition for adjustments to studies must be submitted in advance. For example, the extension of an assessment semester to two semesters must be applied for at the beginning of the corresponding assessment semester. Similarly, a request for a module cancellation - after the module booking deadline - must be submitted before the start of the examination. Petitions for retrospective adjustments received after the deadline cannot be considered. Please submit any petitions for adjustments to studies as early as possible.

Documents to be submitted

Petitions submitted to the examination delegate must include the following information and enclosures in particular:

  • Evidence of top-level performance in the sport (Swiss Olympic Card: Elite, Gold, Silver, Bronze, Talent Card)
  • Requested adjustment to studies
  • The deadline and modules in question (including the module titles and codes)
  • Evidence of the required training plan and duration of participation

The general specifications for petitions also apply. Additionally, please note the contact details on the right-hand side.

Submission of petitions

Once your petition has been assessed, we will inform you in writing of the adjustments that have been granted to you.