City:  Zürich
Approximate semester dates:

Semester 1: March - July

Semester 2: September - February

Language of instruction: German and English
Full time load equivalent: 24 ECTS per semester
Fields of Study Available:
This is not an exclusive list of the disciplines available. 
Disciplines listed here can provide a full-time load of study. (In English)
All other available courses can be found in the course catalogue.

Course Catalogue

  • Choose your Faculty in Fakultat
  • Enter a keyword in Suchbegriff
  • Ticked the box Nur englischsprachige Veranstaltungen for courses taught in English only to be listed

Courses in English (Autumn 2016)
Courses in English (Spring 2017)


Business Management
German Language
Information Technology
Political Science


Business Management*
Information Technology


* Can be taken by advanced (3rd/4th year) undergraduate students.


Most postgraduate courses within the Faculty of Economics, Business Administration
and Information Technology are taught in English. Some undergraduate courses are taught in English.

Course information for Faculty of Economics, Business Administration and IT

Please note course level when choosing courses

Course list taught in English (Faculty of Law)

German language courses
are available for students of all levels (A1-C1). For more information on semester language courses and pre-semester Intensive courses can be found here

Please note that the options listed on this webpage should be used as a guide only. Additional discipline areas may be available. For current information about fields of study, course selectionand language proficiency requirements, please check the host university's website.

Restricted Fields of Study: Undergraduate level students are NOT permitted to study postgraduate level courses in the Faculty of Arts at Zurich.
Undergraduate level students ARE permitted to study postgraduate level courses in the Faculty of Business, Economics and Informatics at Zurich.
Approximate living expenses:  Approx. 1700 Swiss Francs per month
Additional information:

Students can take German language courses  before and during the semester. A maximum of 8 ECTS of German language courses can be taken during the semester of exchange.

Students are encouraged to register for languages courses as soon as possible, as places will fill up quickly.

2 x CHF 2,500 scholarships are available in each of Semester 2, 2018 and Semester 1, 2019 for UQ students on exchange at Zurich. No additional application required.

For information on accommodation, student life in Zurich and other general information, please refer to the Exchange Student Guide (2010) and the exchange website.

General Fact sheet


• Albert Einstein began his academic life as a student at the University of Zürich, continuing on to be a professor at the university.

• Zurich is best known its Street Parade, now considered the 'largest party in Europe'. It attracts thousands of music lovers from across Europe and the shores of Lake Zurich are lined with dancers taking part in the festival to celebrate love, peace, freedom and tolerance.

• The Lindt Chocolate Factory is located just south of the city centre of Zurich, with free tours and tasters!

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