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Exam / Examination at the ETH university Zurich

Hi guys,

I just got accepted at ETH University of Zurich.

Because I am doing my 3rd semester of my masters program at this university I have to start my masters thesis when i return to Denmark. This has caused some problems because I have been told that the examinations are going to be in August. My masters thesis is scheduled to be started August 1st.

I have two options:

Postpone my master thesis, which I really dont want to.

Or

Shift examination to June, which I am told is a bad idea because of the work load.

My question is if anyone on here has any experience with this kind of problem.

I am in desperate need of some clarification.

Any help or experience shared is going to be welcomed with open arms!

Best regards,

A desperate upcoming exchange student.

You are welcome to contact me [by PM]

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Re: Exam / Examination at the ETH university Zurich

You should be able to address your concerns with an exchange coordinator / student advisor at both your institutions. (ETH)

Perhaps your Danish University will make an exception to allow you to start the Thesis program a bit later. On the other hand, taking exams in June should be doable if you regularly study and revise your work.

I've faced similar situations during University, which meant pulling all-nighters and rushing from one commitment to the other to make it work. Letting your supervisor(s) and professors know is paramount in my opinion.


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Re: Exam / Examination at the ETH university Zurich

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You should be able to address your concerns with an exchange coordinator / student advisor at both your institutions. (ETH)

Perhaps your Danish University will make an exception to allow you to start the Thesis program a bit later. On the other hand, taking exams in June should be doable if you regularly study and revise your work.

I've faced similar situations during University, which meant pulling all-nighters and rushing from one commitment to the other to make it work. Letting your supervisor(s) and professors know is paramount in my opinion.


Wishing you well
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Re: Exam / Examination at the ETH university Zurich

This might come a bit late...

While I feel as though taking the exams in June is manageable, I also strongly believe that the ETH gives you that period of time in order to properly prepare for the exams. Depending on the amount of courses you'll be taking, the workload will obviously vary. Personally, I'd opt to see whether your university can set back the commencing of your thesis by a month or two as ETH exams are usually in August. I'm not certain how flexible the ETH is in administering exams prior to the actual exam date, but that'd be something you could work out with your student exchange coordinator
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Re: Exam / Examination at the ETH university Zurich

Another very late reply, but for future reference.

At ETH there are many classes that have their examination at the end of the semester which is June.
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