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

In cooperation with Humboldt-Universität Berlin and the University of Vienna, 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 program can also be found on the websites of our partners:

Humboldt-Universität Berlin

University of Vienna

Simplified credit transfer

The program is based on whitelists offered by all three institutions, from which the participants draw their program of study under the guarantee that these credits will be transferred to the Master's programs in Business Administration and Management & Economics. There is no need to conclude a credit-transfer agreement for whitelist courses. Participants who wish to choose additional courses that are not part of the whitelist must necessarily submit a credit-transfer agreement for these non-whitelist courses. Either way, the whitelist serves as the learning agreement.

Networking activities students for students

To build a solid network among the program participants, all of them are expected to take actively part in at least three networking activities. These include:

  • Presenting your home university, city and country to the next generation of participants during informational events
  • Organizing leisure activities at the partner institution and at home (e.g., visits to restaurants, museums, sports events, etc.)
  • Maintaining the program's Facebook group


Applicants are expected to have a strong interest in business research, good theoretical and empirical background knowledge and a high level of commitment.


Your application for the structured mobility program serves as an application for a Swiss government grant at the same time. Being a nominee, however, is not a guarantee that you will receive the grant.


After successful completion of the exchange semester and demonstration of networking activities, the participants 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 for multiple mobility programs. 

Candidates apply online via the Mobility Online application platform run by the Global Student Experience (GSE) Office. The platform is open at the beginning from November 2020. The application deadline is on 15 January 2021:

Mobility Online Registration
Mobility-Online Login (to edit application)

Application documents
Student information sheet
Curriculum vitae
Motivation letter (1 A4 page) in German or English
Proof of matriculation at UZH
Copy of current transcript of records
Proof of language skills: Very good language skills in the language of instruction are required (level B2). If you apply for an exchange program coordinated by our Faculty, it is sufficient to demonstrate the relevant language skills in a plausible way (e.g., Swiss university entrance qualification, enrollment in one of our English-language Master's programs). In the case that a partner university requires a more advanced language level (C1) or only accepts certain certificates, it is the responsibility of the student to produce this on time.
If available: Academic Record from Bachelor's degree
Copy of passport or national identity card (foreign students must also include their residence permit)
Passport photo (max. 500x500 pixel)

The nominees will be selected by the Faculty of Business, Economics and Informatics by mid-February 2021.