Studying at another Swiss university

As a student at the University of Zurich, you may study for one or two semesters at another Swiss university. A framework convention between Swiss universities on the mobility of students ensures that semesters, courses and examinations are recognized. There is little administration involved, as students remain enrolled at the University of Zurich, to which the study fees are paid. No fees are paid to the other university. Use the opportunity to get to know another language and culture, to improve your language skills, explore an extended range of subjects and make new contacts.


Please refer to the lecture directory of the guest university for the semester dates and compile a study program. To make sure that your studies are recognized, please discuss your study plans with the academic advisory service responsible for your subject.


Please contact the Student Administration Office of the University of Zurich for an application form, or download it here in PDF format.

Application dates

Fall semester April 15 (*)
Spring semester November 15 (*)

(*) Medical students with target university Lausanne must apply for both fall and spring semester until 15th February at the latest.