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Any students from Zurich?

Is there somebody who is studying at the Univ. of Zurich? I'd have few important questions as I'd like to apply next year.
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Old 04.09.2008, 08:51
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Re: Any students from Zurich?

Just ask and I/we well see what we can do...
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Old 04.09.2008, 19:42
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Re: Any students from Zurich?

I'd like to find out what do I have to do to get in the University of Zurich. I'm interested in the faculty of law. Can anybody tell me what do the entrance exams look like and so. In general, what are the conditions to be accepted?
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Old 04.09.2008, 20:01
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Re: Any students from Zurich?

All requirements are listed here:

http://www.uzh.ch/studies/application/bachelor_en.html
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Old 04.09.2008, 20:27
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Re: Any students from Zurich?

Be serious... I'm really interested in getting in the University... I have already read all those things. I'd like to talk to sbd who has already done it.
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Old 04.09.2008, 21:02
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Re: Any students from Zurich?

Well having just done it I was considering talking to you... BUT after that attitude towards Nathu... I'm not so sure I feel like being helpful.

You've given no specific information regarding what you really want to know other than what's the entrance exam like. So Nathu gave you a fairly decent link...
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Old 04.09.2008, 21:06
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Be serious... I'm really interested in getting in the University... I have already read all those things. I'd like to talk to sbd who has already done it.
There are no exams governing access to Law School in Swiss Universities as long as you hold a recognised diploma. What is your actual question?

Being a good lawyer requires a lot of diplomacy and good (as opposed to bad) wit. You will have to work a lot on both.
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Re: Any students from Zurich?

I don't think that a diploma that I have would be recognized by the UoZ, so as I already know there's a long procedure to getting a chance of being accepted. What I'd need is a corvesation with someone who already went through that.
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Old 05.09.2008, 01:40
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Re: Any students from Zurich?

Okay, basically you need to be proficient in German, and be able to show that with your high school diploma or whatever you would have been able to attend Law School back in your home country. Your Diploma or Certificates have to be recognised and possibly translated (depending on what language they are in). This whole procedure can take about 1 year. So if you are thinking of applying to start in September 2009, I suggest you start the paperwork now.

There is no entrance exam, just a German exam as outlined in the link Nathu already posted.

Now, for the future, if you want people to help you, you need to:

a) ask and remain polite
b) outline with as much information as possible what the problem is so that the kindly person trying to help you actually is able to truly grasp what the problem is.

In other words, if you'd started your original post along the lines of:

"Hey guys, I'm thinking of studying law at the University of Zurich and was wondering if any of you have applied to the Uni with a High School Graduation diploma from Timbuktoo? I read the website but I'm not sure I quite understand what exam they are talking about? Is it hard? Do I need to be able to speak German? Does anyone have some personal experience they could share with me regarding this matter?"

Then the kind people on this forum (and yes most of them are here to help and be nice) would be able to respond...

In particular if you are considering a Law degree, I can only reiterate what Shorrick said, you should consider words as your tools and learn to use them well...
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Old 05.09.2008, 01:59
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Your Diploma or Certificates have to be recognised and possibly translated (depending on what language they are in).
It might be worth asking for your certificates to be written in Latin. I know of someone who was able to get their MSc acknowledged by their Austrian University due to requesting his certificates in Latin.

It is worth asking the question, if it would save you time and expense.
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Old 05.09.2008, 02:03
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Re: Any students from Zurich?

As far as I recall certificates in English, German, French and Italian are accepted. But really all of this is outlined in detail in the link Nathu posted and the OP has already read that so...
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I don't think that a diploma that I have would be recognized by the UoZ, so as I already know there's a long procedure to getting a chance of being accepted. What I'd need is a corvesation with someone who already went through that.
You don't think - or you don't know? Neither are excusable as the link Nathu gave you would tell you straight away whether it is or not. Should it be a high school diploma that is not recognised, then you can go to Fribourg and pass the examination designed for holders of non-recognised diplomas seeking acceptance in Swiss Universities (regardless of faculty).

The "procedure" is then quite short. Register at University - Register for Fribourg exam - pass exams - done.

Failing that, once you're past 25 you can be admitted to Swiss Universities without holding a high school diploma.
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Okay, basically you need to be proficient in German, and be able to show that with your high school diploma or whatever you would have been able to attend Law School back in your home country. Your Diploma or Certificates have to be recognised and possibly translated (depending on what language they are in). This whole procedure can take about 1 year. So if you are thinking of applying to start in September 2009, I suggest you start the paperwork now.
Not necessarily one year. If the diploma is recognised it is pretty much a straight-through procedure. If it's not, it's via Fribourg. If it's via Fribourg it's too late for this year.
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Old 08.09.2008, 08:56
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That's why I said it CAN take about 1 year but doesn't have to. Even if the certificates are the ones recognised on the list you still have to send them in and get them officially recognised and received that written statement from the commission in Freiburg.
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