Exchange Programs

Choice of Partner University

In selecting a partner university, you are bound to the agreement applicable to your subject area and academic level:

The exchange normally takes place in your major subject. To find out whether you are eligible to apply for an exchange in your minor subject, please contact your departmental coordinator. At many partner universities, exchange students can take courses in various subject areas. We encourage you to clarify this well in advance with the partner university.

Exchange within Europe with SEMP (formerly Erasmus)

Exchange outside of Europe

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The Right Timing for your Exchange

The right timing for an exchange depends on your field of study. Please discuss this with your departmental coordinator.

To study abroad, you must be matriculated at UZH and be at least in your second year of study.

Length of the Stay Abroad

An exchange for study purposes within the framework of the Swiss-European Mobility Programme must last at least 2 months but no longer than 12 months.

Provided your studies permit, we recommend an exchange period of two semesters. You can find the exact dates of the semesters on the partner university’s own website.

It is possible to study abroad for up to 12 months at every academic level (BA, MA, PhD).