Student office

Course and exam registration

 

Before contacting the student office, please consult the frequently asked questions below.

In case of problem, please contact the student office by e-mail only (using your etu.unige.ch institutional address) based on the following concise model:

Full name - Student number – Program of study (level and section)

• Please add ........ lines in the group ........

• Please unblock my third attempt for the course ..... (indicate the exact course title and code)

• I am missing the course / exam .... in the group ..... (indicate the exact course title and code)

MY ONLINE REGISTRATION FORM

Don't forget to SUBMIT your form and check that your registration has been validated by downloading the PDF of your form (proof that your registration has worked).

• I don't have any registration form available, why?

This may be a browser issue, please try again using Mozilla Firefox.

If the problem persists, please contact the student office by e-mail.

Please note that some students such as PhD/students from other Faculties/mobility/Athena/MAS/pre-requisites/plans libres/auditors do not register online. Please see the questions below "Do I need to register for my courses and when? / Do I need to register for my exams and when?" for more details.

• I have an error message on my registration form, what can I do?

Please make sure you are using Mozilla Firefox browser.

Please also follow this online procedure.

If the problem persists, please contact the student office by e-mail.

• Can I get a confirmation of my registration for my courses?

At the end of your registration, don't forget to submit your form. You will then be able to download your registration confirmation PDF. You are registered for the courses where « inscrit » is indicated.

If the registrations were made by the student office, they will not be visible on your UNIGE portal.

 

COURSE REGISTRATION

• Do I have to register for my courses? Is there a deadline?

Yes, you must register for your courses via your portail.unige.ch during the course registration period.

NOTE: The registration for courses on Moodle is not linked to the student office but only to your teachers. You must register via portail.unige.ch.

You will receive an email inviting you to register for your courses:

• in October for annual and fall semester courses,

• in March for spring semester courses.

EXCEPTIONS:Course registration is not necessary for:

• Master in Earth Sciences

• Doctoral students

• Mobility students

• Pre/co-requisites/extra curricular study plans

• Master of Advanced Studies

• Students from other faculties (except Bachelor of « Archéologie préhistorique et anthropologie » students)

• Athena students

• Unregistered students

• I am missing one or more courses from my list, how do I register for them?

In October, you must register for your fall semester and annual courses.

In March, you must register for your spring semester courses. If you realise that you have forgotten to register for annual courses, please contact the student office by e-mail.

If you are missing a course that should appear, please contact the student office by e-mail.

I don’t have enough lines on my online form to register for all my courses, what should I do?

Please send an email to the student office, during the registration period, indicating how many additional lines you require and for which group.

All requests/enquiries regarding online registration must be sent by email only.

Please use only your institutional address (etu.unige.ch or unige.ch) and mention your full name and student number in order to easily authenticate yourself.

• I am missing a course that I have already taken twice, why?

If you have already made two attempts without passing the exam and you wish to use your third attempt, you must contact the student office by e-mail and request this particular course to be unlocked.

• I am missing grades from previous sessions, why?

Your registration form is not a transcript. It only shows the courses for which you must register (or possibly for which you can re-register to improve a grade).

If you have received a grade of 6 or "passed", the result will not be visible on your registration form because you have no interest in repeating it.

Your transcript is the official record of your grades. If you see all your grades on it, it's all in order.

• Why are courses that I have already passed visible?

The exams you have already passed, below the maximum grade of 6, are visible on your form.

You can either ignore them or re-register for them if you wish to improve your result.

But be careful, if your re-register, it will cancel the previous result!

• I do not have access to my 3rd year / Master's form because I have not yet finished my 2nd year / Bachelor's degree, how can I register?

Please download this form and send it by e-mail or to the student office, duly completed and signed by yourself and your Academic Advisor, within the deadline for course registration. .

• I don't have any more courses to validate, should I still submit my form?

If you have already validated all your courses and only have internships and/or thesis left, you can skip the online registration.

• I'm missing the monography/bibliography/workshop/thesis/final paper, is this normal?

There is no need to register for your term paper on your online registration form. We will receive your result directly from your teacher or Section in due time.

• I forgot to register for my classes on time, what can I do?

Course registration is open until the following Monday at 8:00 pm. It is important to know the important dates of the Faculty.

If you forgot to register in time, please download this form and send it by e-mail or to the student office duly completed and signed, as soon as possible.

• I have previously registered for a course that I have decided not to attend. Could you please remove this course from my study plan?

The student office does not delete any courses, especially if there is a grade attributed to it.

When you have successfully finished your degree, the student office will remove any courses for which no ECTS credits have been attributed from your final transcript (provided these courses are not compulsory or part of a group).

• How do I withdraw from a course?

It is not necessary to withdraw from a course registration. You will only need to not register for the exam.

Courses not taken will be automatically deleted from your final transcript.


 

EXAM REGISTRATION

• Do I have to register for my exams? Is there a deadline?

Note : It is strongly advised to take an exam at the exam session that is following the course, indeed the course content may vary from one year to another.

Yes, you must register for your exams via your portail.unige.ch during the exam registration period.

 

EXCEPTIONS with different registration procedure

• Doctoral students

• Pre/co-requisites/

• Master of Advanced Studies

• Athena students

• Unregistered students

• Extra curricular study plans (Students from Sciences and other faculties)

• Mobility students

...need to register as follows:

1) Please complete the exam registration form. You can either download this form or find it, during the exam registration period, on the table outside the student office,

Except Mobility students : you have to define a study plan with your sponsor (“répondant” UNIGE) using this form . The latter is automatically registered for exams.

2) This form, signed and dated, must be presented to the student office (during opening hours, and registration period) with your valid student ID card.

Students in Master in Earth Sciences (Geology) do not need to register.

If you have any problem, please send an email email to the student office, during the exam registration period .

• Do I have to pass my exams at the exam session that follows the course? What happens if I don’t come to the exam?

The February session includes exams from the fall semester courses only. The June session includes exams from the spring semester and annual courses. The August session includes exams from all semesters.

You may choose to make your first attempt at an exam at the August session or the following year as long as you are within your studies deadline and that you have completed any pre-requisite exam.

NOTE: All students of Bachelor of pharmaceutical sciences must take their exams at the exam session that is following the courses.

Be careful if you choose to postpone an exam. You have to make sure to have the time to take it at another exam session (and possibly to try again if you fail). You need to respect your study duration and achieve 20 ECTS credits during the first two semesters at the University of Geneva or you will be subject to academic elimination (free plans, co/pre-requisites, equivalences obtained not included).

If the course is part of your study plan, you simply register with your Faculty. There is no need to register with both Faculties.

However, if you the course is “hors cursus/ plan libre” meaning not part of your study plan, you will have to register with both Faculties.

NOTE: each faculty has their own registration dates: :

• Faculty of law: please refer to question 7 of their FAQ.

• Geneva school of economics and management: please download, complete and hand over this form to their student office within the registration period.

• Geneva school of social sciences: please download, complete and hand over this form to their student office within the registration period.

• Faculty of humanities: please visit their website for detailed information.

• Faculty of Psychology and educational sciences: no registration with the student office is necessary.

• University of Lausanne: please visit their website for detailed information.

The student office must amend your form manually to allow you to register for a third attempt. Please contact the student office by mail, during the registration period.

NOTE: according to the “Règlement d’études général de la Faculté des Sciences” Art. 13, alinéa 2 (General regulations of the Faculty of Science), you are entitled to only one third attempt per year of study for one exam corresponding to this year.

All requests/enquiries regarding online registration must be sent by email only.

Please use only your institutional address (etu.unige.ch or unige.ch) and mention your full name and student number in order to easily authenticate yourself; as well as the code and full name of the exam concerned, in order to facilitate the search.

Please contact the student office by email, during the exam registration period.

All requests/enquiries regarding online registration must be sent by email only.

Please use only your institutional address (etu.unige.ch or unige.ch) and mention your full name and student number in order to easily authenticate yourself; as well as the code and full name of the exam concerned, in order to facilitate the search.

For some exams, it is possible to register again to achieve a better grade. Please note that the second attempt suppresses the first, even if the second grade is lower!

Please note that grades of 6 do not appear on the form !

You will not be registered automatically to your exams. Please download this form and return it, duly completed and signed, to the student office by email or directly at the office during the registration period indicating your situation.

Please download this form and email /bring it, duly completed, to the student office as soon as possible.

Late registration is exceptional and will only be allowed once during your studies!

Once you have received the email announcing the exam timetable, you are allowed to withdraw from a maximum of 2 exams.

To withdraw from an exam you need to complete this form and email/bring it, duly completed, to the student office before the deadline.

NOTE: All students in the Bachelor of pharmaceutical sciences must take the exam at the exam session that is following the course.

If you were not able to come to your exam because of medical reasons, you have to send or bring a medical note to the student office in the 3 days following the exam. The note needs to be signed and stamped by the doctor with the start/end date of medical incapacity clearly stated.

The certificate can be sent by post, brought to the student office or placed in the red letterbox next to the office door if the office is closed. You can also ask someone to bring it for you. We do not accept copies or scanned medical notes.

If you do not have a medical certificate or a valid motive for having missed the exam, you will obtain the grade 0.