Universität Zürich is an exchange destination for Utrecht University Bachelor and Master students of the faculty of Humanities in Zürich, Switzerland.

Student experiences

Read about student experiences.

Academic calendar

Semester I (Fall Semester): approximately September - December
Semester II (Spring Semester): approximately February - May

Academic Calendar


Language requirement: a minimum language level of B2 (CEFR) in English/German is required.
N.B. for courses in German or English Literature and Linguistics a C1 level in the respective language is required.

German language courses

Areas of study open to exchange students

Students can take either courses in Dutch Language and Culture (BA/MA), History (BA/MA), Musicology (BA/MA), Philosophy (BA/MA), and Religion (MA). 

Note that students are allowed to take courses outside the above departments only if it is agreed upon by the relevant departmental coordinator. 

Courses at Master’s level


Religion: Master courses only.


Language of instruction

German and English

Housing assistance
Estimated living costs per month

More information

This information is subject to change. It is meant to be an indication. Costs may differ due to personal circumstances.


Normal study load per semester: 30 ECTS

Number of places available
  • Musicology: 1 place per year
  • Philosophy: 1 place per year
  • History: max. 2 places per year
  • Languages (Dutch): 1 place per year
  • Religion: 2 places per year (Master only) 


Grant information

Funding through the Swiss-European Mobility Programme (SEMP) rather than Erasmus+.
Your application for an exchange in the frame of the Swiss-European Mobility Programme is also an application for a grant financed by the Swiss Confederation. However, your acceptance as an exchange student at UZH is no guarantee that you will receive such a grant.

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Additional information

More information

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

Do you have any questions about this partner university or about studying abroad? Contact the International Office of the Faculty of Humanities (details below).

You can also follow students who are currently abroad on Instagram!

Contact details

​Drift 10, 3512 BS Utrecht

+31 (0)30 253 6046


Walk-in office hours

  • Monday and Thursday from 11.00h to 12.00h

By appointment

You can make an appointment with one of the exchange coordinators by filling out this web form.

Handing in and picking up documents

Monday to Friday from 11.00 to 15.00 at the Student Desk, Drift 10.


Gerdien Ramaker-Zijlstra (Exchange Coordinator for Southern and Eastern Europe, Asia, Central and South America)
Monique Hanrath (Exchange Coordinator for Western and Northern Europe, Africa, Oceania and North America)
Nelline Bogerd (Support Officer)
Sanne Boomsma (Head)