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Consistently ranked the top university in continental Europe, ETH Zurich, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, is a leading player in research and education in Switzerland and worldwide. The international outlook - two-thirds of the professors have been recruited from abroad - and the excellent teaching and research infrastructure make ETH Zurich the ideal place for creative personalities.

Beyond world-class education, Zurich is known for its high quality of living. With 391,000 inhabitants (almost one million in the greater metropolitan area), Zurich is the largest city in Switzerland. The city has a metropolitan flair, excellent sports facilities, and a wide range of cultural and recreational offerings.


Area(s) of Study

  • Biochemistry
  • Chemistry
  • Engineering Studies
  • Neuroscience
  • Biology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Chemical Engineering

Sponsored by College of Natural Sciences

Academic Information

Education at ETH Zurich is research-based - students can contact faculty to oversee proposed research. Students must follow their admitted college's registration guidelines. Exchange students may attend 1 intensive and 1 semester language course free of charge and can also register for 1 course at University of Zurich.


Students participating in this exchange program earn regular in-residence credit as if they were taking courses on campus in Austin. All grades compute into official UT GPA. ***DATES include session exam period, which many times can be preponed or proctored from the US upon request.***

Language(s) of Instruction



Service Learning/Internship

  • Service Learning - No
  • Internship - No


ETH Zurich does not own or let any student accommodation. Housing for students is offered by various institutions connected with, but independent of, ETH Zurich. Since the number of rooms available for exchange students is limited, it is important to start looking for accommodation early and to explore all possible sources.

Open To

College of Natural Science

Program Cost

Students pay $75 app fee and regular UT tuition for semester abroad. Students are responsible for airfare, passport/visa, housing, food, local transportation, and general costs of living. Financial aid and scholarships may be used.

Program Dates:

- Spring
  • February 18, 2019 to August 30, 2019
  • Priority Deadline: August 20, 2018
  • Final Deadline: August 27, 2018
- Fall
  • September 16, 2019 to February 14, 2020
  • Priority Deadline: February 11, 2019
  • Final Deadline: February 15, 2019

Application Code


Additional Resources

Program Website
Peer Evaluations
Exchange Partner Information

Next Step

1) Attend an Explore regional session. Dates and locations listed on website. 2) Meet with Academic Advisor to discuss credit. 3)Email the Regional Program Coordinator, Daniel Ach ( 4) Complete Mandatory Pre-departure Orientation.

Program information above is subject to change