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Global Student Experience

Going Abroad


As a highly international institution, the University of Zurich has student exchange agreements worldwide with around 300 partner institutions. This enables several hundred UZH students per year to travel abroad for exchange semesters or traineeships.

Global Student Experience supports these students and makes these stays abroad possible.

Exchange Programs

Exchange programs offer students at the University of Zurich the opportunity to study abroad for one or two semesters.

Exchange within Europe

Exchange outside of Europe

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A traineeship abroad offers an alternative to an exchange semester at a university.

Traineeships abroad

Short Programs

UZH students also have the opportunity to participate in a wide range of Summer Schools and Winter Schools

Areas of Responsibility

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Weiterführende Informationen

Sustainable Checklist

Sustainability During Your Exchange

Considering a semester or a year abroad? Visit our sustainability page for useful tips to make your exchange stay more environmentally friendly!

Experience Reports

Read the experience reports written by students returning from their studies abroad at one of our partner universities.

Experience Reports

Applications for the academic year 2024/2025 open November 1!

Head to our website and get in touch with your departmental coordinator to find out what exchange possibilities you have in the next academic year!

Application Deadline January 15, 2024

Certain exchange programs and subjects may have later deadlines. Please contact the responsible departmental coordinator directly.


PLEASE NOTE: when applying for different exchange programs, the earlier deadline applies (January 15).

Studying Abroad

Would you like to study one or two semesters abroad? You can find more information about the exchange possibilities of UZH and search for partner universities in your subject here:

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