FAQ for Mobility Students

Planning Spring Semester
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11.02.2021, 2 pm

SPRING SEMESTER 2021

FOR OUTGOINGS

Is it generally possible to study abroad?

Exchange stays abroad and other student mobility activities are generally possible within the framework of the applicable travel regulations.

Where can I find information on whether my planned exchange is possible?

On the website below you will find an overview of whether an exchange at your European partner university is possible. Please note that the registration is voluntary. Therefore there is no guarantee for the completeness of the information.

Erasmus+ Covid-19 Mobility Status

If you have any questions about global agreements or mobility in general, please contact: mobility@oec.uzh.ch

I'm not sure If I should take my exchange semester.

If you are unsure whether to take the exchange semester in the fall semester 2020, please contact us (mobility@oec.uzh.ch) to discuss how to proceed.

Please also check with your host university about any entry restrictions, etc.

What if I travel to a risk country (see BAG list) for my exchange?

This is possible. Due to the Covid 19 pandemic, there are special regulations for re-entry into Switzerland. Depending on the nature of your trip, you may have to fill out an entry form, show a negative test and/or go into quarantine. The list of risk countries is updated continuously:

Coronavirus: FOPH list of risk countries

Cancellation: What do I do if I want / have to cancel my stay abroad?

If you decide to cancel your stay abroad, please inform both your host university and the WWF mobility team immediately (mobility@oec.uzh.ch).

Transcript of Records: Can I continue my courses at the host university despite returning to Switzerland?

If you intend to complete your semester at the partner university using the online courses offered (if online courses are offered by the partner university), you do not need to do anything else. Please understand that we have no influence on the online courses offered by the partner universities. Use the partner university's channels to find out about your options or, if necessary, ask the relevant contact persons directly. The crediting of your achievements abroad will be done after the end of the semester on the basis of your transcript of record from the partner university.

Contact persons: Whom can I contact with further questions?

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at: mobility@oec.uzh.ch.

An overview of the current situation at the University of Zurich and helpful links can be found here: www.oec.uzh.ch/en/coronavirus.

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FOR INCOMINGS

Will my mobility semester at the University of Zurich take place?

Yes, UZH welcomes exchange students. Due to current regulations from the Federal Office of Public Health, the spring semester will start completely online. There will be no courses with on-site attendance until further notice.

In case the regulations change and it should be possible to conduct courses with on-site attendance again, the information given in the modules regarding the mode of implementation (online, partial attendance or full attendance) will apply.

I am unsure whether I should start my exchange at UZH.

If you are unsure whether to take the exchange semester at the University of Zurich in fall semester 2020, please contact us (mobility@oec.uzh.ch) to discuss how to proceed.

Entering Switzerland

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic there are special rules for people entering Switzerland. Depending on the type of travel, you might have to fill out a form for incoming travellers, show proof of a negative test and/or go into quarantine.

Coronavirus: Entering Switzerland

Cancellation: What do I do if I want to cancel my stay in Switzerland?

If you decide to cancel your stay in Switzerland and return to your home country, please inform both your home university and the WWF Mobility Team immediately (mobility@oec.uzh.ch). Please also inform us whether you plan to complete the semester at University of Zurich with the use of online courses or not.

Transcript of Records: Can I attend online courses at UZH from my home country?

In the coming semester, UZH will offer only online courses. If you only choose courses that take place online, you can also attend them from your home country. Please be aware of the time difference between Switzerland and your home country.

Transcript of Records: What if I cannot or do not want to complete my courses at UZH during the semester?

If you return to your home country and are unable or unwilling to complete your semester at University of Zurich with the use of online courses, please inform both your home university and the WWF mobility team immediately (mobility@oec.uzh.ch).

At the moment we strongly recommend our incoming students to arrange for travel cancellation insurance.

Contact persons: Whom can I contact with further questions?

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at: mobility@oec.uzh.ch. Please also contact the Exchange Coordinator of your home university for current directives from your home university or your home country.

An overview of the current situation at the University of Zurich and helpful links can be found here: www.oec.uzh.ch/en/coronavirus.