What Is EuroScholars?

EuroScholars is an undergraduate research program within the framework of a formal agreement between five top European universities, including the University of Zurich (UZH). EuroScholars is exclusively geared toward talented, highly motivated undergraduates from the United States and Canada who are interested in spending up to two semesters conducting research at a European host university. The main focus of a stay is active participation in a research project.

Selection Criteria

To qualify for the EuroScholars program, students must fulfill the following requirements:

  • GPA of 3.4 or above (of 4.0)
  • Strong research interest
  • Proven academic achievement in discipline and concentration
  • Student in natural sciences: lab experience
  • Interest in a foreign culture

Content of the Exchange

The exchange focuses on research and lasts one to two semesters. The curriculum is flexible and consists of the following elements:

  • Research project
  • Study of literature (independent study based on research project)
  • Elective course in field of study (if applicable)
  • Language and culture course

Language of instruction is English.

Research Projects

Projects can be conducted in a wide variety of disciplines. As a rule, the projects are independent of the program, but are open to all who are interested. A list of research projects currently offered in the EuroScholars program is available at the EuroScholars Website.

List of research projects

Advantages of the EuroScholars Program

EuroScholars is an excellent opportunity to recruit top American and Canadian students to take part in a research project. Not only does the "North American" perspective enhance the quality of the project, studies have shown that most students who do an exchange semester in Europe return to the host university for their Master's or PhD.

The International Relations Office takes care of all administrative issues (visas, matriculation, organizing language and culture courses). .


If you would like to initiate a EuroScholars project, please contact us.

Andrea Orbann
Phone: +41 (0)44 634 41 25