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

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.


***DATES include session exam period, which many times can be preponed or proctored from the US upon request.*** CNS Students must apply to one of the below participating faculties at ETH. Also open to Engineering majors. You earn regular in-residence credit and grades compute into UT GPA.

Language(s) of Instruction

English and German


Service Learning/Internship

  • Service Learning - No
  • Internship - No


Most housing is offered by various institutions connected with, but independent of, ETH Zurich. Students must start exploring accommodations resources early. Very limited number of room options through ETH Zurich are available for exchange students:

Open To

College of Natural Science

Program Cost

Students pay $75 app fee and regular UT tuition for semester abroad. German language and/or culture course for foreign students have an additional cost. Students are responsible for airfare, passport/visa, housing, food, local transportation, and general costs of living. Financial aid and scholarships may be used.


- Spring
  • Program: February 19, 2024 to June 14, 2024
  • Instructional: February 19, 2024 to June 14, 2024
  • Final Deadline: September 1, 2023
- Fall
  • Program: September 16, 2024 to January 17, 2025
  • Instructional: September 17, 2024 to January 17, 2025
  • Final Deadline: March 1, 2024

Application Code


Program Coordinator

Alex Schnurpel

Additional Resources

Program Website
Peer Evaluations
Exchange Partner Information
List of Available Courses
Frequently Asked Questions
Cost of Living
Make an Appointment

Next Step

1) View advising videos Explore: Education Abroad 101 and Explore regional. Attend a live Q&A with questions. 2) View Ready to Apply video. 3) Self-authorize your application via the Get Started link below and apply! Videos and Q&A events found here:

Program information above is subject to change