UGA Exchange, ETH Zurich
ETH Zurich is one of the leading international universities for technology and the natural sciences. It is well known for its excellent education, ground-breaking fundamental research and for implementing its results directly into practice.
Founded in 1855, ETH Zurich today has more than 20,000 students from over 110 countries, including 4,000 doctoral students. To researchers, it offers an inspiring working environment. To students, a comprehensive education.
Twenty-one Nobel Laureates have studied, taught or conducted research at ETH Zurich, (including Albert Einstein) underlining the excellent reputation of the university.
Zürich is the largest city in Switzerland and the capital of the canton of Zürich. It is located in north-central Switzerland at the northwestern tip of Lake Zürich. The municipality has approximately 400,028 inhabitants, and the Zurich metropolitan area 1.83 million. Zürich is a hub for railways, roads, and air traffic. Both Zürich Airport and railway station are the largest and busiest in the country.
Permanently settled for around 2000 years, Zürich has a history that goes back to its founding by the Romans, who, in 15 BC, called it Turicum. However, early settlements have been found dating back more than 6400 years ago. During the Middle Ages Zürich gained the independent and privileged status of imperial immediacy and, in 1519, became a primary centre of the Protestant Reformation in Europe under the leadership of Ulrich Zwingli.
ETH ZÜRICH – ENGLISH TAUGHT COURSES
UGA students can exchange to ETH Zurich for the fall semester, spring semester, or academic year and receive UGA credit toward their degree.
Students must choose one of the three departments with which UGA has an exchange agreement.
Course numbers are categorized by department:
701-xxxx-xxx Environmental Sciences (D-USYS)
751-xxxx-xxx Agricultural Sciences (D-USYS)
752-xxxx-xxx Food Sciences (D-HEST)
During the application process, students must submit a Transfer Credit Approval Form
to determine if and how the courses would transfer back to UGA.
The CAES Office of Academic Affairs offers a scholarship of $3,000 plus a travel allowance of up to $1,500 to support CAES students on the ETH-UGA exchange. Students can apply on the CAES scholarship site. Students not enrolled in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences are not eligible for this scholarship.
General information about living in Zurich
Fall semester – February 1st
Spring semester – September 15th
Ms. Amanda Newquist
Director of Experiential Learning
CAES Office of Academic Affairs
207 Hoke Smith
Athens, Georgia 30602
Ms. Colleen Larson
Global Education Advisor, Office of Global Engagement
Global Engagement Building
1324 S. Lumpkin Street
Athens, GA 30602
Study Plan Guidelines
ETH Zurich Study Program Info for Exchange Students
German language courses
(offered prior to the start of each semester, as well during semester), a
gri-food and environmental economics, animal sciences, nutrition, genetics and behavior, applied biotechnology, biological, biomedical and computer engineering, entomology, food science, engineering, nutrition and health, food systems ecology, horticulture, plant sciences, plant and animal ecosystems, sustainable food and agriculture.
- Minimum 2.5 GPA
- UGA student in good academic standing
- No language requirement for students who will take courses taught in English
- GRMN 3010 required for those seeking to enroll in subjects where German is language of instruction
Fall: September - December
Spring: February - June
ETH Zurich Accommodations
Additional Program Information
Website for incoming exchange students
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Handbook for International Students