University of Zürich is an exchange destination in Zürich, Switzerland. This destination is specifically for bachelor Mathematics and master Physics students of the Faculty of Science.

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Academic calendar

General information

Semester 1: week 38 to 51

Semester II: week 8 to 22

Exam terms differ according to field of study


Language: recommended is level B2 CEFR in the language of instruction, but a certificate is not needed. Courses are mainly held in German, but some English courses are offered as well.

Areas of study open to exchange students

This partnership is based on a bilateral agreement between Science UU and University of  Zürich and the Departements of Mathematics and Physics. 

Students are admitted to other fields of study (except Human and Veterinary Medicine) if they have the relevant prior knowledge.

Courses at Master’s level

Admission of bachelor students for master subjects depends on the field of study. Please refer to respective departmental coordinator.

Courses taught in English

Availability of courses held in English depends on the field of study. Please refer to respective departmental coordinator.

Housing assistance

General information

Zürich University does not offer own student dormitories

Agencies who can help with accommodation: Housing Office  and Woko Studentische Wohngenossenschaft

Estimated living costs per month

General information

About CHF 1500-1800  per month, of which

Rent: 310-620

Utilities: 150

Meals: 450

Health and insurance:  150

Transportation: 100

Study materials: 100


Normal study load per term- in credits 20-30 ects per semester


Number of places available

2 places per year. Selection was not necessary in the past few years.

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Any questions?

The International Exchange Officers at the Faculty of Science are Liesbeth Achterberg and Kathelijne Schoonackers.


  • Open office hours: Tuesday and Thursday from 11:00-12:00
  • Location: Minnaert building, room 1.17, Leuvenlaan 4, 3584 CE Utrecht
  • For an individual appointment and/or questions send an email to:
  • In case of an urgent matter, phone: 030-2537315

More information

More information about studying abroad: in Dutch and in English.