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Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Completing Bachelor's and Master's Studies

Registering for Graduation for your Degree

  • You can track and review your progress at any time in the «Study Progress & Graduation» app.
  • If you have fulfilled your program requirements or all traffic lights are set green, you can register for graduation.
  • Only register for graduation when all coursework, which should appear on the final records, has been evaluated.
  • Relevant for registering for graduation is the semester reference:
    • For the Spring Semester from 16 March to 15 October.
    • For the Fall Semester from 16 October to 15 March. 
  • For the Spring Semester 2023 we will issue the final records on 30 April and 31 July:
    • For the registration from 16 March to 31 July the final records will be dated 30 April.
    • For the registration from 1 August to 15 October the final records will be dated 31 July.
  • For the Fall Semester 2023 we will issue the final records on 30 November 2023 and 31 January 2024:
    • For the registration from 16 October 2023 to 31 January 2024 the final records will be dated 30 November 2023.
    • For the registration from 1 February 2024 to 15 March 2024 the final records will be dated 31 January 2024.
  • Immediately after registering online, you will receive an automatically generated confirmation mail to your UZH e-mail address that your registration has been flagged in the system.
  • The Office of Student Affairs will review your graduation suggestion and will correct it if necessary.
  • If you have technical problems with the registration process, please contact the Office of Student Affairs via e-mail

Tips on Using the App «Study Progress & Graduation»

When you use the Study Progress & Graduation app at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, you must note the following special points and, if necessary, assign coursework yourself.

Academic Modules Not Counted toward Degree

Under the terms of § 47 of the Framework Ordinance Governing Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree and Minor Study Programs Offered by the University of Zurich’s Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, academic modules not counted toward your degree must be indicated as such in your academic record.
Please assign all modules that are not counted toward your study program to the «Credits not counted toward degree/on academic record: total ECTS credits» category.

Requirements for the Master’s Program

If you have completed Bachelor’s modules as requirements for your Master’s program, in the app you must assign them to the category «Credits not credited to the degree/for requirements: total ECTS credits».

Note: Bachelor’s modules that can be credited at both Bachelor’s and Master’s level (vertically cross-listed modules) may under certain circumstances be assigned to a Master’s program. This affects fulfillment of the conditions for successfully completing the program. In this case, please request an adjustment to your required modules using the online form.

Discontinued Study Programs

If you are enrolled in a discontinued study program, the app shows you the total ECTS credits, the number of graded modules, and the grade for the program. The requirements for completing study programs that are being discontinued are not shown.
Prepare your graduation proposal in accordance with the regulations and submit it in the app. The Office of Student Affairs will review your proposal and adapt it if necessary.

In the case of discontinued Bachelor’s study programs, please note the following: If we reject your application, the latest you can book missing coursework is in Spring Semester 2023. For this reason we advise you to submit your graduation proposal as early as possible so that you do not miss the booking deadlines. We will review your graduation proposal within three to four weeks.

General Studies in Study Programs

The app indicates that you can use coursework for General Studies. However, there is no check on whether modules have been credited for this. As a result, the requirements for completing General Studies are always fulfilled (green).
You must assign modules you wish to use for General Studies in the app yourself.
In principle you can use any UZH module for General Studies, with the exception of German course up to and including level C1.

Grade for Latin

Before Fall Semester 2019 knowledge of Latin was acquired with the module «06SM_latinum» with 12 ECTS credits using a numerical grade. You can apply for the grade to be given as “passed” rather than as a numerical grade (as per § 49 of the Program Regulations of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences).

If you would like this change to be made, send an e-mail with your last name, first name, student ID number, and study program to

Important Information


University-external Minor Study Program / Outgoing Mobility

If you do a major study program at UZH and minor study programs of up to 60 ECTS credits in the Bachelor's degree or of up to 30 ECTS credits in the Master's degree at another university, the other university must confirm completion for the credit to be transferred to the UZH degree with an overall grade (and if applicable an academic record or transcript of records). As soon as the minor study program is accredited, you can register for graduation in the «Study Progress & Graduation» app.

Please ask the other university to send the mentioned documents by postal mail to the Office of Student Affairs or contact us via e-mail Additional information is available under Mobility.


  • The matriculation requirement also applies in your semester of graduation. You must be enrolled for the (major/minor) study program in which you intend to graduate.
  • All correspondence will run via your personal UZH e-mail address ( Please make sure that your UZH e-mail account is running properly.
  • Make sure that you are matriculated under your correct name and postal address. You can change your personal details any time via the online services up to but not later than the last day of your semester of graduation. Your name can no longer be changed on your final records once they have been sent.
  • Registering for graduation does not mean you have withdrawn from the university. You must do this separately via the students’ portal. Please contact the Student Administration Office if you have questions on enrollment.

Dispatch of Final Records

The Office of Student Affairs will send the final records no later than twelve weeks after registration for graduation; no earlier than 31 January in the Fall Semester and 30 April or 31 July in the Spring Semester.

Please also note the following:

  1. Before the dispatch of the documents the Office of Student Affairs will send an e-mail to your UZH e-mail address ( informing you that your final records are being sent by mail. Prior confirmations that you have completed your Bachelor’s studies will not be issued. For further information if you are transferring to another university, please visit the following website.
  2. Final records returned by the post office must be picked up from Student Services during counter opening hours from two weeks after the date of dispatch by you in person, or by a person with official ID power of attorney bearing your original signature. In each case the person picking up the final records must produce official ID (ID card or passport). Returned final records cannot be forwarded.

For questions related to final records, please write to

Transferring to the Master’s Program

If you are currently studying in a Bachelor’s degree program at UZH and plan to transfer to the Master’s program, please apply to change degree program in the course of the next enrollment via the student portal during the specified periods.

If you have a Bachelor’s degree from another higher education institution or have interrupted your studies (withdrawn from the University) since your Bachelor’s degree at UZH, please apply to matriculate by way of online application. You will find more information on transferring to the Master’s program on the website of the Admissions Office.

Master's Graduation Ceremony

The dates of the next Master’s graduation ceremonies are as follows:

  • Spring Semester 2023: Friday, 3 November 2023
    The invitations for the Master's graduation ceremony of the Faculty will be sent out from 15 September 2023.
  • Fall Semester 2023: Friday, 12 April 2024

For questions related to the Master’s graduation ceremony, please write to