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.

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