Visiting Students

Please note if you are planning to apply as a visiting student for the fall semester 2019 (or later): The application procedure and admission requirements for visiting students are being revised.

Who Can Be a Visiting Student?

Visiting student status may be given to students who are matriculated at a foreign university that does not have a mobility agreement with the University of Zurich. These students wish to transfer academic achievement earned at UZH to their home university, and they independently organize their stay at the University.

If you are interested, please contact the International Relations Office before you submit an application to be granted status as a visiting student. The team there can clarify whether there is actually no agreement on mobility between your university and the University of Zurich. A useful resource to find this information is the Office's database on agreements for student mobility.

Due to the limited number of students allowed in the degree programs, no visiting students are admitted to the Faculty of Medicine or the Vetsuisse Faculty.

Admission Requirements

Prerequisite for admission is at least two semesters of study in the same discipline at an accredited foreign university.

Limited Duration of Study

Matriculation for visiting students is limited to two semesters.


Visiting students may earn ECTS credits but not an academic degree at UZH.

Semester Fees

Visiting students pay the same semester fees as regular students.

Language Proficiency

Visiting students are exempted from the requirement to submit proof of proficiency in the language of instruction.

Additional Information

For information regarding the organization of your studies, please contact the institute/department offering your chosen study program.


If you would like to apply to be a visiting student at the University of Zurich, please send us a message using the contact form. We will be happy to inform you about the next steps.

Application Deadlines

The application deadlines are the same as those for regular students.