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UGA-Zürich International Student Exchange

The University of Zürich is the largest university in Switzerland and offers the broadest range of study programs. People from many countries study, teach, and work in the university’s seven faculties and more than 150 institutes. 

The university’s strong commitment to the highest standards in scientific knowledge and responsible research are the foundation of excellence in research and teaching. As a member of the League of European Research Universities (LERU), the University of Zürich belongs to the leading European research universities. On the national level, it is the center of five strategic focal areas of research in the fields of life sciences, economics, and humanities.

Of great concern to the University of Zürich is the promotion of young academics who are encouraged and supported in their research activities and in preparing for international careers. Through a close cooperation with the ETH (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zürich) as well as with other institutions of higher education in Switzerland and worldwide, the University of Zürich initiates and sustains stimulating academic exchange at the highest level.

With its modern infrastructure and excellent local and international networks, the University of Zürich is well integrated into the cultural and economic metropolis and offers an attractive and stimulating working environment to more than 2,600 members of research and teaching staff from all over the world. 

Program Details

  • Fall semester September to December; Spring semester February to May

Eligibility Requirements

  • UGA student in good academic standing
  • Completion of two semesters of prior university education
  • German language proficiency matching GRMN 3010 level coursework
    • Students without GRMN 3010 language proficiency may be considered for the Zürich program if planning to enroll in full-time German language classes for international students and university classes in English.
    • Students who elect to take courses in English must take at least one German language course.  

Program Application

Please go to the OGE webpage linked here and click Apply Now!

Funding Opportunities

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The Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies appreciates your financial support. Your gift is important to us and helps support critical opportunities for students and faculty alike, including lectures, travel support, and any number of educational events that augment the classroom experience. 

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