Incoming Mobility

Are you interested in studying for one or two semesters at the Faculty of Business, Economics and Informatics? Below is an overview of the most important information and links.

Planning a mobility semester at UZH

Information about studying at UZH

Would you like general information about studying at UZH? The website of the UZH International Relations Office offers a good summary and a helpful list of links.

Studying at UZH

Brief overview of studying at our Faculty (PDF, 954 KB)

Factsheet Europe (PDF, 2156 KB)

Fachtsheet International (PDF, 2156 KB)

Exchange programs

Look into existing exchange programs at your home university that will make your stay at UZH easier in terms of administrative procedures. The website of the UZH International Relations Office also provides a good overview.

Exchange programs

If there is no program or bilateral agreement between your home university and UZH or our Faculty, it is possible to organize a stay with us as a visiting student independently. The UZH Admissions Office website will give you an overview of independently organized studies at UZH as a visiting student.

Visiting students

The UZH Admissions Office is responsible for visiting students with a foreign educational background.

Admissions Office

English-language courses at our faculty

Five of the seven Master's programs at our faculty are already conducted in English. Accordingly, an average of nearly 70 percent of all Master's level courses are taught in English. The Bachelor's programs are primarily in German, although some courses are also held in English (the proportion is generally higher among advanced courses).

English-language courses 2017 (XLSX, 69 KB)

Application procedures

In order to apply for the exchange program, you must be selected by your home university. After you have been nominated by your university, you need to complete an online application form. Please note that there are different procedures depending on the exchange program you are applying for.

Swiss-European Mobility Programme SEMP

If you intend to apply as a SEMP exchange student, please follow the steps described on the following website:

Application SEMP (no other subject-specific documents have to be submitted)

Faculty and departmental agreements

After you have successfully been nominated by your home university you need to file your application with our faculty. You will receive an email with the link to the online application form after we have received your nomination. Please fill in the form and upload the required application documents on Mobility Online. Afterwards you will receive your personal login details in order to proceed with the online application process.

Required application documents:

  • CV
  • A short letter of motivation (max. 1 page)
  • Proof of registration at your home university
  • Transcript of records
  • Bachelor's degree (for Master's students only)
  • Proof of English language skills at least level C1 (C1, CAE, TOEFL, IELTS)
  • If existing: Proof of German skills
  • Passport photos
  • Copy of passport (page with identification information)
  • A visa application form (if required)

 Applications must be recieved by the mobility office of the faculty no later than 30 March (exchange during fall semester or for full academic year) or 30 September (exchange during spring semester). Once your application has been accepted you will get a confirmation via e-mail as well as further informations about your mobility semester. 

Selecting courses and booking modules

Selection of courses (modules)

Are you looking to find out what courses and lectures you can attend at our Faculty?

Except for a few seminars with limited space, all of the modules in the Bachelor's and Master's levels at our Faculty can be booked by mobility students.

Note: A review of the performance of incomings at our Faculty has shown that a large number of courses, particularly those in the compulsory program, are completed with a failed attempt. We therefore urge you to carefully study the prerequisites for the courses you wish to take, which are listed in the descriptions in the course catalogue, and to take them into consideration. If you are uncertain about specific prerequisites, ask the lecturer for clarification. We advise you not to register for more than 20 - 30 ECTS credits per semester. It may also be helpful for you to use the buddy system of the Student Association of the Faculty to learn about appropriate courses for incomings.

Buddy system of the Student Association of the Faculty

You will find the course offerings of the Faculty of Business, Economics and Informatics in the course catalogue.

Faculty of Business, Economics and Informatics course offerings

The following module codes are used to simplify the use of the course catalogue and the module booking tool:

Program level Module codes for
Business and Economics
Module codes for
Informatics
AssessmentAOECAINF
Bachelor'sBOECBINF
Master'sMOECMINF
Master's and MSc QFMFOEC -

Transferring modules to your home university for credit

You must check with your university in advance whether a specific module can be transferred to your home university for credit. The great freedom in course selection you have when booking modules at UZH does not mean that the courses will automatically be recognized by your home university. The eligibility for transfer of credits is entirely their decision. You will find detailed descriptions of the modules in the UZH course catalogue.

Course catalogue

Booking the selected courses (module booking tool)

Are you looking to find out how to book or drop your selected courses using the module booking tool?

In order to participate in an examination, you must book (or drop, as appropriate) a module in due time by the deadline published in the course catalogue using the module booking tool. The booking tool is opened four weeks before the start of courses each semester and closes at the end of the fourth week of courses. It is not possible to register for or drop a course after this deadline. Remember, therefore, to book the modules for which you wish to take the examination within this time period, and to drop any modules you do not wish to attend.

Instructions for using the module booking tool are also available in English below:

Instruction for using module booking tool (PDF, 248 KB)

Transcript of records

An official transcript of records is prepared and sent out at the end of each semester. Automatically listed on the transcript are all the courses you booked and passed or failed. Failed attempts are always automatically listed on the transcript of records. Courses you booked but did not attend and did not drop in due time within the booking period are also listed on the transcript of records as failed attempts (Grade 1).

Courses attended at the Language Center or at ETH appear automatically on the UZH transcript of records.

The transcript of records is always sent to the address you have saved in the university's contact database. It is therefore imperative that you change your address using the UZH online service before returning home.

UZH online service

The UZH official transcript of records is issued only in German. Should you require an English translation, please contact Andrea Schmitz.

E-mail

UZH grading system

Examination results at UZH are evaluated with grades from 1 to 6. Quarter grades are permitted. The grades have the following meanings:

UZH grades meaning
   6.00excellent
   5.50very good
   5.00good
   4.50satisfactory
   4.00sufficient
< 4.00fail