Mobility

Outgoing Mobility

If you’re studying at the University of Zurich (UZH) and want to earn credits for coursework at another university in Switzerland or abroad, please note the following information on outgoing mobility.

Before you embark on your planned studies at another university, talk to your departmental mobility coordinator to find out what coursework can be recognized for your degree at UZH. Read the information on the recognition of academic achievement.

You will find the recommended mobility window for your program in the relevant model curriculum.

Outgoing Mobility Switzerland

Within Switzerland you have the choice of the following types of mobility:

  • Module mobility: You complete individual modules at one or more other Swiss universities.
  • CH-Unimobil: You study for one or two semesters at another Swiss university.

You’ll find all the relevant information on the UZH website Mobility in Switzerland: Outgoing.

Outgoing Mobility in a Minor Study Program (only possible within Switzerland)

It’s also possible to do a complete minor study program outside UZH. You can have this credited to your degree at the UZH Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences provided that

  • it earns at least 60 ECTS credits at Bachelor’s level or at least 30 ECTS credits at Master’s level;
  • it corresponds to the academic level of your major study program at UZH;
  • it is taken from the external university’s courses of study and has its own legal basis.

You can select an external university minor study program as your minor study program already when you are applying for UZH online or subsequently if you change program. In any case your admission to the external minor study program will be provisional. You have the status changed from provisional by sending the Office of Student Affairs at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (zulassung@phil.uzh.ch) official confirmation from the external university that the abovementioned criteria are fulfilled and a valid enrollment at the external university. You yourself are responsible for enrolling at the external university; make sure you take care of this in good time.

If the external university needs approval of the minor subject mobility arrangement (confirmation of transfer of credits) from UZH, you can ask for this from the Office of Student Affairs at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (zulassung@phil.uzh.ch). Please also note the procedure for registering for graduation:

Outgoing Mobility International

Students at the UZH Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences have the option of studying for one or two semesters at an international partner university. You will find all the exchange programs (SEMP, etc.) and information on independently organized stays on the website of the Global Student Experience.

Incoming Mobility

If you’re studying at another university and want to earn credits for coursework at UZH, please note the following information on incoming mobility.

If you have any questions, please contact the departmental mobility coordinators.

Incoming Mobility Switzerland

When it comes to mobility within Switzerland you have the following options.

  • Module mobility: You do individual UZH modules.
  • CH-Unimobil: You study for one or two semesters at UZH.
  • Joint Degree In-Mobility: You are matriculated at a Swiss university and are simultaneously doing modules at the UZH Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences that are offered by your home university and UZH as part of a joint degree program.

You’ll find all the relevant information on the UZH website  Mobility in Switzerland: Incoming.

Incoming Mobility in a Minor Study Program (only possible within Switzerland)

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences offers minor study programs earning 60 ECTS credits at Bachelor’s level and 30 ECTS credits at Master’s level. Please check our website in advance to find out about the procedure for admission to our Master’s programs.

If your home university needs confirmation of studies for a minor study program, please complete the following form and send it to zulassung@phil.uzh.ch

Once you have successfully completed the minor study program, the Office of Student Affairs at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences will send confirmation of completion, including your overall grade, to your home university. Please note the procedure for registering for graduation:

Incoming Mobility International

The UZH Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences enables international students to study at UZH for one or two semesters. You will find all the exchange programs (SEMP, etc.) and information on independently organized stays on the website of the Global Student Experience.

«Modules in English», an option for incoming students offered by the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences offers incoming students the opportunity to do selected modules in English in other disciplines, in addition to modules in their own discipline, during their time at UZH. Added to this, each semester modules are offered that are designed specifically for incoming students. You will find information on the Modules in English on this list (PDF, 906 KB)