Bachelor: For First-Year Students

Welcome to the UZH English Department!

Starting one's studies can be overwhelming. This section of the English Department website is intended to make things a little easier for beginners.

In addition, you may want to have a look at the website of the Fachverein Anglistik FAVA, as well as the FAQ section of this website.

First Steps: Planning Your Schedule

At university, you will not receive a finished timetable. Instead, you will have to create your own timetable, based on the requirements of your Major and Minor, and depending on other things as well (e.g. on whether or not you study full-time).

You can find more information on selecting your first-year modules in English Literature and Linguistics in the Planning One's First Year sub-section.

The full program requirements can be found in the section for For Advanced Students:

UZH Fresher's Day

If you can, you should also attend the UZH Fresher's Day, which always takes place in the first half of September. Among other things, you will receive useful information concerning the program requirements, module booking, and the UZH's online learning platform, OLAT.

Note: Please make sure to activate your OLAT account as soon as you have received your UZH shortname and password.

For more information on the UZH Fresher's Day, please consult the UZH Erstsemestrigentag website.

Student Groups

One important part of your studies is to get to know other students. A great way to do so is to join one or more of the UZH English Department Student Groups.

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