Outgoing

Planning to spend one or two semesters at another university in Switzerland or abroad? Such experiences are worthwhile and enriching: You get to experience regions with different languages and cultures, improve your language skills, make new contacts and can profit from a different range of studies.

Opportunities to study abroad

The University of Zurich offers five possibilities for semesters abroad. In addition, we will assist you with helpful reports of past experiences and valuable planning tips.

SEMP Program (Erasmus+)   Study at another university abroad (Europe)
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CH-Unimobil   Study at another university in Switzerland
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ISEP - International Student Exchange Program   Study at a partner university
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Self-Organization   Study at a university of your choosing
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Various agreements   University-wide and faculty agreements
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Plan early

Plan your stay early because some programs only have one sign-up date per year. Your stay abroad should match your individual needs and wishes. Inform yourself about the requirements and ranges of courses at the university you wish to study at. Careful preparation is an important prerequisite for a successful – and thus beneficial – period of study abroad and this preparation mostly lies in your hands. The advisory services at IKMZ or the International Relations Department of the University of Zurich are also on hand to assist you.

Mobility in the bachelor and master degree programs

Bachelor degree program

We recommend placing the elective lectures as well as the «Studium Generale» course (or parts thereof) in the semester spent abroad. 

The assessment/introductory phase needs to have been completed at IKMZ before going abroad. The fourth semester is recommended as the time to study at a foreign university. The lectures in the focus areas, Statistics II and the two-semester-long research seminar must be completed in Zurich.

It is important that you conclude a recognition agreement with the mobility coordinator before going abroad. Generally, a maximum of 30 ECTS points from a Swiss or foreign university can be credited in the Media and Communication Science at IKMZ (20 ECTS points in a minor).

Master degree program

A number of modules in the master degree program need to be completed at IKMZ. It makes sense to undertake elective lectures and seminars abroad. Generally, a maximum of 20 ECTS points from a different university will be credited in the major (20 ECTS points in a minor). It is important that you conclude a recognition agreement with the mobility coordinator before going abroad.