University Program for School Students

A Sneak Preview of University Life for High School Students

In a two-year pilot project, school students from Zurich Gymnasiums will be able to regularly attend modules at UZH over the course of one to four semesters, and thus deepen and extend their subject knowledge. Selected modules from the Faculty of Science, the Faculty of Law, the Faculty of Theology, and the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences will be open to school students, including:

  • Biology: Evolution and Biodiversity
  • Physics: Informatics for Physics Students
  • Environmental Sciences: Introduction to Environmental Sciences, Environmental Psychology
  • Law: Legal History, Introduction to Law
  • Theology: Basic Course in Practical Theology
  • Study of Religions: Introduction to the Study of Religions
  • Communications Studies: Introduction to Media Policies
  • Philosophy: Introduction to Practical Philosophy

High Achievers with an Interest in Research

The offer is aimed at high school students with above-average and broad talents who are in the final two years of Gymnasium (5th/6th grade in Langzeitgymnasium or 3rd/4th grade in Kurzzeitgymnasium). They must also demonstrate strong school performance, an interest in research, and a high level of motivation, and must also be self-reliant and able to independently follow the course of study and keep up with schoolwork in their own time.

ECTS Points Count toward Studies

The high school students may enroll in one module per semester. A maximum of six ECTS points can therefore be earned during a semester, which, in accordance with the applicable regulations, can be taken into account if students go on to study at UZH. No academic degree will be granted to high school students taking part in the program.

Registration by the School

Students may only register for the program through their school. UZH will not accept direct applications from school students or parents. A limited number of places are available.