Upon Arrival

Welcome Program

In the beginning of the semester we hold a number of events to help you find your way around Zurich and the university: Information sessions about registration and health insurance, presentations of the most important offices and contact points, introductions to the main libraries, intercultural workshops, and so forth. As an exchange student you will receive a detailed schedule a few weeks before your studies at UZH begin.

Registration in Switzerland

After entering Switzerland you have to register at the local residents’ registration office (Kreisbüro) within 14 days in order to receive your residence permit. You will find more detailed information about registering in the info sheet “Registration” (see teaser on right).

Resident's Registration Offices

Health Insurance

Health insurance is compulsory for people who stay in Switzerland for more than three months. Upon your registration you will be contacted by the health services department of your place of residence in this regard. If you are covered sufficiently by health insurance in your home country, you might be exempted from compulsory insurance at a Swiss health insurance company. Please find more detailed information in the info sheet "Health Insurance" (see teaser on right).