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Certificate of illness - sick in an exam

Hello guys,
I want to withdraw from one of my exams do to illness. They want an certificate of illness.

Has anyone the experience of getting such certificate from Swiss doctors?

I still have contact with my doctor at home and he knows my story. Would they accept a foreign certificate or would I have to explain all my things to a swiss doctor?

btw. I am studying at the ETH. Does anyone know what is the timeframe of handing in the certificate?
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Old 27.01.2012, 07:41
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Re: Certificate of illness - sick in an exam

Welcolme to the forum, I have had no problem getting a certificate from a Swiss doctor, when I have had to take more than three days off of work. Being Swiss I think that they may want a Swiss Dr`s note, however discuss the situation with them. Prese nt them with a note from your local Dr and if you need to, use one of the walk in doctor centres.
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Re: Certificate of illness - sick in an exam

This happened to two friends of mine at ETH. Legally, you will get excused from the exam with a Swiss doctor’s note and not be penalized for missing the exam BUT YOUR PROFESSOR IS UNDER NO OBLIGATION to reschedule your exam for this exam session. So you would have to take the exam the next time the course is offered if they refuse to accommodate you.
Do you really want to wait a year to take this exam?
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Re: Certificate of illness - sick in an exam

Thanks guys.
I will do it as you suggested. But about the timing. I was aware of that i would have to take it this spring instead.

Thanks guys.
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Re: Certificate of illness - sick in an exam

A foreign certificate from a Doctor unable to examine you NOW and give a current view of your condition will not be acceptable. If you have a long-term illness, you should be followed here in CH if it is serious, and therefore your doctor here in CH should be able to give a valid and current cert. A Swiss doctor who examines you and finds you genuinely too sick to take the exam will of course give you (well, you will have to pay) a certificate, but only in his professional judgement.
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