Request for Deferral of Military Service

If you want to make a request to defer your military service, please first complete the official form for deferral of military service for members of the armed forces. You will find this and the corresponding explanations on the website of the Swiss Armed Forces.

Please scan the completed form and send it, along with a short written explanation, to Alternatively, you can hand in the form in person to Student Services during counter opening hours. 

Withdrawal from Assessment

Some faculties of UZH are now offering to submit a request for withdrawal from assessment via the "My Request" tab in the Student Portal. The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences is expected to offer this function from Fall Semester 2019. Until this function is introduced please contact your institute or department taking account of § 33 of the framework ordinance governing study in the Bachelor's and Master's degree programs offered by the University of Zurich's Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences of 20 August 2012 (legal basis). Please inform yourself in due time about the regulations of the respective institute or department.

Students of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences who have booked modules from other faculties need to confirm with the relevant faculty whether an application for withdrawal from assessment is already possible via the Student Portal.

Disability Office

Registration at Disability Office

If you live with a study-impairing chronic illness or disability and want to claim the services of the Disability Office, a written registration for a consultation with the Disability Office is required.

Individual reasonable adjustments

At this consultation it will be clarified whether a chronic illness or disability is present. If the Disability Office recognizes the existence of an illness or disability and thereby a situation with a negative impact on your studies, the Disability Office prepares a CIRA form (Certificate of Individual Reasonable Adjustments). Please note that individual reasonable adjustments must be claimed each semester.

Request for institutes/seminars

If you would like to claim these adjustments at the faculty, you, together with the Disability Office, will make a request to the institutes and seminars. The request must be submitted at least four weeks before the individual reasonable adjustments are to be implemented. Belated request will be accepted. However, a timely processing and implementation of the adjustments cannot be guaranteed.


If you have questions regarding the individual reasonable adjustments, please contact the academic advisory service of the respective institute/seminar.