By booking a module you are bindingly registered for the exam. If you do not take the exam, it is considered as failed!
In the event of illness, you can submit a request for cancellation up to a maximum of five working days after the date of the certificate of achievement.

Exam dates

In general, you can find the exam dates in the online course catalogue and your instructor will inform about them accordingly.


In our compulsory lectures, a retake is offered in the same semester. If you did not pass the exam on the first date or were unable to take it, you will receive a request in the module booking tool to register for the retake. You can register yourself within the registration period. Information on the registration period can be found in the course catalog. If you do not wish to take the retake exam, you can book the module again in a subsequent semester.

Important: Whoever fails an exam twice in one of the compulsory modules will be barred from all subjects that contain that module as a mandatory module.  

In the case of elective and compulsory elective lectures, there is no possibility of repeating in the same semester. In case of failed attempts in compulsory elective lectures (subject areas of communication science), you may re-book the module in the following semester. Elective lectures (Further Subject Areas in Communication Science; Research Areas in Communication Science; Research Areas in Communication Science) are offered once and must be substituted. 

Procedure for withdrawing from examinations due to illness

In the event of illness you can submit a written withdrawal request up to five working days after the date of the assessment. Fill in this form (PDF, 192 KB) and mail it with the scanned doctor’s certificate to programmkoordination@ikmz.uzh.ch.