Academic year

October 1 to February 28 or 19

March 1 to September 30

Dates and deadlines

Admission Period

  • 01.07.–30.09.

Extention Admission Period

  • 01.10.–30.11.

Periods when courses are not held

  • 21.12.2020–03.01.2021


Attendance at the UFL

With the exception of a few modules, which are also taught on Thursdays, the courses take place in block form on Fridays and Saturdays at the UFL. We attach great importance to regular attendance at the courses. For a successful completion of studies, at least 80 percent of the courses must be attended.

Leave of Absence

Upon application, students can take leave of absence for a maximum of 2 semesters:

  • Pregnancy (proof: specialist medical certificate)
  • Care of own children (proof: birth certificate of the child)
  • Serious illness (proof: specialist confirmation)
  • Necessary care of a close relative living in the same household who has fallen ill (proof: specialist medical certificate)

The application must be submitted before the beginning of the semester for which the leave of absence is requested and must contain the above-mentioned documents.

During the leave of absence, admission to the course of study remains valid. Participation in courses, taking examinations and submitting and evaluating written papers (e.g. dissertations) are not permitted during this period.


Student Identity Card/Reissue of the Student Identity Card

Students receive a student ID card at the beginning of their studies.

If you lose your student ID card, please report this to the UFL secretary's office at infouflli. The student card will be reissued  at a fee of CHF 20.

Requirements for the supervisors of the dissertations

The supervision of the dissertations is carried out by the habilitated lecturers of the UFL. Supervision by habilitated lecturers from other universities or colleges is possible with the approval of the dean. In justified exceptional cases, the dean may also allow supervision by a person without a habilitation with special expertise in the topic being worked on, provided he or she holds a doctorate. In this case, the second reviewer must have a habilitation.

Compulsory attendance

The design of the courses takes into account the fact that these students are studying part-time. Blocked on-site lectures are therefore scheduled on weekends. Parts of the courses can also be held in the form of online courses. Attendance is compulsory for all courses. In order to successfully complete a course of study, a total attendance of 80% must be demonstrated, whereby a minimum attendance of 80% per course block must be achieved.

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