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Finances and Scholarships

Study and Living Expenses for Students and Trainees (per Month)

Living expenses are, of course, individual. Nonetheless these figures (in Swiss francs) can be regarded as a useful frame of reference:

Item Budget
Rent* 750.-
Related costs (often included in the rent) 50.-
Meals 450.-
Health and other insurance 100.-
Transportation 100.-
Clothing, laundry, personal items 100.-
Free time, miscellaneous 150.-
Study materials 0.- to 50.-
Total 1'750.-

*Rent can vary quite a bit depending on private offers. Rental costs listed here are based on the information provided by the ETH/UZH Housing Office.

The expected minimum cost of living for exchange students comes to a total of CHF 1'750.- per month. Tuition fees for exchange students from partner universities are waived. 

International degree-seeking students please consult the guidelines of UZH finances.

Further Funding Instruments

Working while Studying

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Special Requirements for International Students

International students are subject to specific regulations for employment during their studies. Further information can be found here.

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Scholarships for exchange students

The Heyning-Roelli Foundation offers scholarships to exchange students from partner universities of the University of Zurich with limited financial means. For information on how to apply, please refer to their website. 

Heyning-Roelli Foundation