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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
Fall 2019 02/01/2019 02/22/2019 TBA TBA
Academic Year 2019-2020 02/01/2019 02/22/2019 TBA TBA
Spring 2020 09/15/2019 10/07/2019 TBA TBA
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 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. 


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.

Contact Information

Ms. Colleen Larson
Education Abroad Advisor
Office of International Education
International Education Building
1324 S. Lumpkin Street
Athens, GA 30602

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)
Subjects Available 

Courses in English:

Zurich UZH_Courses_in_English_Fall16.pdf
Zurich_UZH_Programs_and_Courses_in_English_Spring 17.pdf
Arts & Social Sciences (partial list)_Zurich_Semester.pdf

German Language:

German Language Center Courses, including Pre-semester (September/March) German 

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 June


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