Swiss-European Mobility Programme (SEMP)
UZH currently has over 400 exchange agreements in 50 disciplines with some 200 partner universities throughout Europe. UZH students can study for one or two semesters at a European partner university within the framework of the Swiss-European Mobility Programme (SEMP).
For information about the security situation in the different countries, please check the website of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs FDFA.
Requirements and Registration
Background Information on Erasmus
Erasmus, the European Union's education and training program, was set up in 1987 with the aim of promoting cooperation and mobility between European institutions of higher education.
The University of Zurich's participation in Erasmus began in 1992. With the status of a third party country, Switzerland was able to participate indirectly in EU educational programs, and therefore in Erasmus, until 2011. At this point, it became a full member and remained so until 2013.
The current version of the program, Erasmus+, entered into effect in 2014. Following the Swiss referendum on “mass immigration” in February 2014, the European Union suspended negotiations on Switzerland’s full participation in Erasmus+, and again declared Switzerland a third party country. In March 2014 the Swiss government decided to prepare an interim solution of indirect participation in Erasmus+ for the academic year 2014/15.
The interim solution is called the Swiss-European Mobility Programme and follows the precepts of Erasmus+.