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The credit point system of the Bachelor's and Master's programs considerably facilitates to study one or two semesters at another university. We recommend all students to study at least one semester at a university abroad. Such an exchange program is interesting because it allows to get to know research areas in physics that are not represented at the University of Zurich. The exchange also broadens your horizons and opens your eyes to other cultures.

Exchange programs at UZH

UZH exchange possibilities

Students of the University of Zurich have the possibility to spend part of their studies abroad, within the framework of an exchange program. You can choose between different exchangs programs and partner universities in Europe and worldwide. To search for exchange possibilites in your subject, please use the search tool of Mobility Online:

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UZH students can study for one or two semesters at a European partner university within the framework of the Swiss-European Mobility Programme SEMP (formerly Erasmus).

Europe (SEMP)

Worldwide Agreements

The University of Zurich has exchange contracts with selected universities throughout the world. UZH students have the opportunity to study for one or two semesters at one of these partner universities.

Worldwide Agreements

All information and details on organisation and application can be found on the website of  Global Student Experience

Application deadlines: 1 November to 15 February for SEMP and early January for international agreements for the entire coming academic year (autumn semester & spring semester). If exchange places are still available, the application window will be reopened in summer.

Ideal time for a semester abroad: semester 4 to 6 Bachelor's program or at the beginning of the Master's program

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STREAM (Student Research Mobility Programme)

STREAM (Student Research Mobility Programme)

What is STREAM?

STREAM is a student research mobility programme which aims to facilitate student research exchange opportunities between institutions within the League of European Research Universities (LERU).

Who can apply?

STREAM is aiming at students who have a high interest in conducting research during their study period. Undergraduate students studying in any Department at the University of Zurich are eligible to apply. You must have a minimum of one full academic year of your undergraduate course complete at the time of the mobility.

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SEMP Traineeships - funding

Within the framework of the Swiss-European Mobility Program UZH-students who undertake a traineeship in another European country can apply for funding.


In order to be able to apply for financial support for a traineeship, the following conditions must be fulfilled:

  • You have found a traineeship position and a supervisor at a university or a company in an Erasmus+ program country;
  • The traineeship lasts between a minimum of two and a maximum of 12 months;
  • At the time of your application, you must be matriculated at UZH and, at the end of your traineeship, your degree (BA or MA) at UZH is not older than 12 months;
  • If you have not yet completed your studies, the traineeship will count towards your degree (e.g. in the form of ECTS points, an entry in your transcript of records or diploma supplement, or a term paper).

The application has to be handled in through our application portal Mobility Online: Application
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Weiterführende Informationen

Global Experience Talks

Global Experience Talks

Partneruniversitäten Physik

Hier findest du eine Liste der Partneruniversitäten des Physik-Instituts.

Partneruniversitäten für Diverse

Hier findest du eine Liste der gesamtuniversitären Partneruniversitäten. Diese sind offen für alle Studierenden der UZH.