Universities

University of Zurich

Zurich

The University of Zurich is Switzerland’s largest university and offers the widest range of study programs in the country. At UZH, students can choose from more than 130 different degree programs offered in over 140 departments and institutes at the University’s seven faculties

 

Exceptional

UZH is Switzerland’s best-ranked comprehensive university. As a member of the League of European Research Universities (LERU) and the global network Universitas 21, the University of Zurich ranks among the most prestigious research institutions not only in Europe, but throughout the world.

 

Fostering Intellectual Curiosity

Studying at UZH means gaining first-hand expert knowledge in your subject. It also means developing independent and critical thinking skills, welcoming new and unfamiliar ways of looking at the world, and learning how to generate new ideas, test new procedures, and gain fresh insight. UZH is committed to delivering inspiring, research-based teaching – and to fostering young academic talent.

 

Tackling Future Challenges

UZH hosts a series of high-profile national and university-wide research programs that focus on some of today’s most burning issues – from climate change mitigation to healthy aging, digitalization, energy supply, and financial market regulations. These programs bring together top researchers from various disciplines, while offering PhD candidates and postdocs an ideal environment in which to build networks and establish themselves in their field.

 

Unique Clinical Research

With four public hospitals affiliated to the University, UZH offers a one-of-a-kind environment for clinical research, while providing first-rate medical care to the general public. Dedicated clinical research programs focus on knowledge transfer between basic research, applied research and clinical care, and offer unique research opportunities for ambitious junior scholars.

 

Five Reasons to Study at the University of Zurich

  1. Study at a top-ranked university
  2. Choose courses from over 130 degree programs, with a large number of classes offered in English
  3. Benefit from state-of-the-art infrastructure and laboratories
  4. Get involved in one of the many sports offered
  5. Live in one of the world’s most attractive student cities

 

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 RESEARCH + TEACHING AREAS

  • Computer Science
  • Economics, Political Science
  • Historical and Cultural Sciences
  • Language Sciences, Literature, Communication Sciences
  • Law, Criminology
  • Mathematics and Natural Sciences
  • Medicine, Pharmacy and Health
  • Social Sciences, Social Work
  • Teacher Education, Special Pedagogy, Educational Science, Subject-specific Didactics
  • Theology, Sciences of Religion

 DEGREE PROGRAMMES

  • Number of Bachelor programmes: >50
  • Number of Master programmes: >80
  • Number of PhD programmes: >90
  • Number of programmes in continuing education: 80 (CAS, DAS, MAS, eMBA)

At a glance

FOUNDED IN 1833

26000 STUDENTS

20% INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

820 - 1220 CHF TUITION FEES/SEMESTER FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS (2018/19)

58th SHANGHAI RANKING 2017

73rd QS-RANKING 2018

136th THE WORLD UNIVERSITY RANKING 2018

12 NOBEL PRIZE WINNERS

40%  INTERNATIONAL TEACHING STAFF

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