The University of Zürich (UZH) is the largest university in Switzerland, with over 25,000 students. It was founded in 1833 when the existing colleges of theology (founded by Huldrych Zwingli in 1525), law and medicine were merged with a new faculty of philosophy. It was the first university in Europe to be founded by the state rather than a monarch or church. In 1914, the UZH moved to new premises designed by the architect Karl Moser on Rämistrasse 71. Today, the university claims to offer the widest range of subjects and courses at any Swiss higher education institution
The exchange agreement between King's and The University of Zurich allows for up to 2 Full Year Equivalent (FYE) places for each institution. This equates to 2 students going for a full academic year OR 4 students for a single semester OR a mixture of the two.
Eligibility for King's students
Important: Final decision on students' study abroad application to their host institution rests entirely with that host institution. Students must also meet their departments’ academic requirements to obtain final departmental approval to study abroad. It is usually at least a 60% average prior to departure, however this can vary amongst departments. Students should double check with their Study Abroad Tutor if they are unsure of their academic requirements.
King’s students that wish to study abroad at this institution should check the ‘Undergraduate options by department’ page to see if this institution is indeed an option for them.
Estimated living costs
Please see here for current estimated living costs, but actual expenses may vary depending on student lifestyle. The cost of travel to and from the country is not included in these estimates.
A reminder that King's students on exchange are not required to pay tuition fees to the host university, but you may incur administrative and/or orientation fees at the host. There may also be mandatory insurance costs, and transcripts may incur a fee.
Please also note that, if required, student visas often require applicants to supply evidence of financial support throughout the duration of the study abroad programme. Sometimes this will mean showing financial evidence for a specific amount, so please pay attention to the advice on this from the host institution.