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  • Locations: Zurich, Switzerland
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
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  • Restrictions: UGA applicants only
  • Cost of Attendance Sheets: Fall, Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2021 09/15/2020 10/07/2020 TBA TBA
Academic Year 2021-2022 02/01/2021 02/26/2021 TBA TBA
Fall 2021 02/01/2021 02/26/2021 TBA TBA
Spring 2022 11/15/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Category: UGA Exchange Sponsor: UGA
Partner Institution: University of Zurich (FICE: 900038) Type of Instruction: Lecture
Classes With: International Students, Local Students Language of Instruction: German
Taught By: Host Professor(s) Housing Location: Off-Campus
Housing Type: Dorm/Student Residence Work Opportunity: No
Volunteer Opportunity: No Scholarship Availability: Yes
Academic Area: Computer Science, Economics, Education, Film Studies, German, Law, Psychology, Religion, Sociology, STEM, Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, Veterinary Medicine Click here for a definition of this term Open to non-UGA students: No
Program Description:


UGA Exchange, University of Zurich

The University of Zurich is the largest university in Switzerland and offers the broadest range of study programs. People from many countries study, teach, and work in the university’s seven faculties and more than 150 institutes. Approximately 17 per cent of our 26,000 students and almost 50 per cent of our professors are of foreign nationality.
Many of our successful research projects are based on international collaboration. We see internationality as both a challenge and a mark of quality.

The university’s strong commitment to the highest standards in scientific knowledge and responsible research are the fundaments of excellence in research and teaching. As a member of the League of European Research Universities (LERU), the University of Zurich belongs to the leading European research universities. On the national level, it is the center of five strategic focal areas of research in the fields of life sciences, economics, and humanities.

Of great concern to the University of Zurich is the promotion of young academics who are encouraged and supported in their research activities and in preparing for international careers. Through a close cooperation with the ETH (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich) as well as with other institutions of higher education in Switzerland and worldwide, the University of Zurich initiates and sustains stimulating academic exchange at the highest level.

With its modern infrastructure and excellent local and international networks, the University of Zurich is well integrated into the cultural and economic metropolis and offers an attractive and stimulating working environment to more than 2,600 members of research and teaching staff from all over the world. 

Zurich Factsheet UZH_20_21.pdf
Zurich Faculty of Business Econ and Informatics Mobility_Factsheet_2019_2020_Int.pdf

Program Location

eth zurich 2Zürich (or Zurich) 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.


Scholarship Opportunities

Contact Information

Ms. Colleen Larson
Global Education Advisor, Office of Global Engagement
Global Engagement Building
1324 S. Lumpkin Street
Athens, GA 30602
Schedule an OGE Exchange Advising Appointment - Zoom Appts Available

Dr. Inge DiBella
Department of German and Slavic Languages 
214 Joe Brown Hall
  • Please click here for additional UGA German & Slavic Languages Exchange Information

Academic Program

Zurich Course Information for Exchange Students
Catalog of Courses     (Note Language of Instruction in each course description)

Courses in English:
FA 2019 Zurich Law Courses in English.pdf
SP 2019 Zurich Law Courses in English.pdf
Courses taught in English at the Faculty of Business, Economics and Informatics
Zurich Faculty of Law Mobility Information
Zurich Faculty of Business, Economics & Informatics Mobility Information
Zurich Faculty of Arts Mobility Information
Zurich Faculty of Theology Mobility Information
Zurich Faculty of Science

German Language:
German Language Center Courses, including Pre-semester (September/March) German 
The Language Center of the University of Zurich and ETH offers language courses for students from all fields of study for a fee of CHF 80.-.
There are also courses for international and exchange students like "German as a Foreign Language". Exchange students also have the possibility of taking a German
intensive course two weeks before the lectures start. Information about the exact dates, duration and application deadlines will be available several weeks before the beginning of the semester. For this pre-semester intensive German language course, a fee of CHF 100.- will be charged.

Summer International Lake Constance University
Exchange students who start their exchange at UZH in the fall semester can apply for a summer school in Constance, Germany,on the border to Switzerland. The summer school is organized by IBH (International Lake Constance University) and is held in August. Fee 790  Euro (SU 2018). Places are limited (priority for exchange students).

Eligibility Requirements

  • Minimum 2.5 GPA
  • UGA student in good academic standing
  • Min. GRMN 3010 required for those seeking to enroll in subjects where German is language of instruction
  • No language requirement for students who will take courses taught in English, however those students must enroll in at least 1 German language course while in Zurich.

Program Itinerary

Academic Calendar
Fall:       September to January   *Exam dates will vary 
Spring:  February to July



The University of Zurich does not own student dormitories. However, the Zurich International Relations Office will assist students finding accommodation with the help of relevant internal partner offices.

Further Information