Berlin-Vienna-Zurich: Structured Mobility Program at Master's Level

Please refer to the German websites for the most up-to-date information on mobility (outgoing). The English websites are currently being revised.

In cooperation with Humboldt Universität zu Berlin and the Universität Wien, the Faculty is offering a structured mobility program at Master's level. Entitled "Think Business, Go International!", it is aimed at outstanding Master's students who are majoring in Business Administration or Management & Economics.

Program overview

The  program consists of a structured exchange semester in Berlin or Vienna and is designed to bring together the best young minds from all three countries, with the aim of building a sustainable network that focuses on more than just studying. More information on the programme can also be found on the websites of our partners:

Humboldt University Berlin

University of Vienna

Simplified credit transfer

The program is based on white lists from all three institutions: participants compile their program of study using the options on these lists and are guaranteed that the credits earned from them will be transferred to Master's degree programs in Business Administration and Management & Economics. Either way the white list serves as the learning agreement.

Networking activities - students  for students

To build a solid network all program participants are expected to take actively part in at least three networking activities throughout the exchange semester. This includes:

  • Presentation of home university, city and country during the informational event for the next cohort
  • Organisation of leisure time activities at partner institution (Berlin, Wien) and at home (e.g. visits to restaurants or museums, sports)
  • Contribution to Facebook group of the program


Applicants are expected to demonstrate a high level of commitment in order to acquire additional theoretical and empirical knowledge in the field of quantitative business administration research.


Your application for the structured mobility program also constitutes an application for a grant from the Swiss government. However, your nomination is not a guarantee that you will receive the grant.

For the 2017/18 academic year, grants amount to CHF 1,500 per semester.


Participants who successfully pass both the summer school and the exchange semester will receive an official program certificate signed by the institutions involved.


There is only one application deadline per year for the entire subsequent academic year (fall and spring semesters). It is possible and recommended that you apply to multiple mobility programs.

The application needs to be carried out online via Mobility Online run by the International Relations Office of UZH. Access will be available at the beginning of November 2018 and he application period for fall semester 2018 will run until 10 January 2018.

Late or incomplete applications will not be processed.

Application documents
Overview sheet (German only)
Curriculum vitae
Letter of motivation (1 A4 page)
Proof of matriculation at UZH
Copy of current transcript of records
Academic record from Bachelor's degree
Copy of your passport or national identity card (foreign students must also include their residence permit)
Copy of bank card/Postkarte
Foto (max 500x500 pixel)

Nominations will be made by the Faculty of Business, Economics and Informatics by mid-February 2018.