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  • Locations: Zurich, Switzerland
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: UGA applicants only
  • Cost of Attendance Sheets: Fall, Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2019 09/15/2018 10/10/2018 TBA TBA
Fall 2019 02/01/2019 02/22/2019 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Program Category: UGA Exchange Sponsor: UGA
Partner Institution: ETH Zurich - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (FICE: 900077) Type of Instruction: Lecture, Tutorial
Classes With: Local Students Language of Instruction: English, German
Taught By: Host Professor(s) Housing Location: Off-Campus, On-Campus
Housing Type: Dorm/Student Residence Work Opportunity: No
Volunteer Opportunity: No Scholarship Availability: Yes
Academic Area: Agricultural and Applied Economics, Agriculture, Agriscience and Environmental Systems, and Genomics, Animal and Dairy Science, Animal Nutrition, Animal Science, Applied Biotechnology, Biochemical Engineering, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Biological and Agricultural Engineering, Biological Engineering, Computer Systems Engineering, Ecology, Entomology, Environmental Economics, Environmental Economics and Management, Epidemiology, Food Animal Medicine, Food Science, Foods and Nutrition, Genetics, Horticulture, Nutrition Science, Plant Biology, Plant Breeding, Plant Pathology Open to non-UGA students: No
Program Description:

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UGA Exchange, ETH Zurich

ETH Zurich is one of the leading international universities for technology and the natural sciences. It is well known for its excellent education, ground-breaking fundamental research and for implementing its results directly into practice.

Founded in 1855, ETH Zurich today has more than 18,500 students from over 110 countries, including 4,000 doctoral students. To researchers, it offers an inspiring working environment, to students, a comprehensive education.

Twenty-one Nobel Laureates have studied, taught or conducted research at ETH Zurich, underlining the excellent reputation of the university.

Program Location

eth zurich 2Zürich is the largest city in Switzerland and the capital of the canton of Zürich. It is located in north-central Switzerland at the northwestern tip of Lake Zürich. The municipality has approximately 400,028 inhabitants, and the Zurich metropolitan area 1.83 million. Zürich is a hub for railways, roads, and air traffic. Both Zürich Airport and railway station are the largest and busiest in the country.

Permanently settled for around 2000 years, Zürich has a history that goes back to its founding by the Romans, who, in 15 BC, called it Turicum. However, early settlements have been found dating back more than 6400 years ago. During the Middle Ages Zürich gained the independent and privileged status of imperial immediacy and, in 1519, became a primary centre of the Protestant Reformation in Europe under the leadership of Ulrich Zwingli.

Information Sheet
General information about living in Zurich

Contact Information

Ms. Amanda Stephens
Associate Director of Student Engagement
CAES Office of Academic Affairs
317 Hoke Smith 
Athens, Georgia 30602

Ms. Colleen Larson
Education Abroad Advisor
Office of International Education
International Education Building
1324 S. Lumpkin Street
Athens, GA 30602

Academic Program

Course Offerings:
Course Catalog
Study Plan Guidelines
ETH Zurich Study Program Info for Exchange Students 

German language courses (offered prior to the start of each semester, as well during semester), agri-food and environmental economics, animal sciences, nutrition, genetics and behavior, applied biotechnology, biological, biomedical and computer engineering, entomology, food science, engineering, nutrition and health, food systems ecology, horticulture, plant sciences, plant and animal eco systems, sustainable food and agriculture.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Minimum 2.5 GPA
  • UGA student in good academic standing
  • No language requirement for students who will take courses taught in English
  • GRMN 3010 required for those seeking to enroll in subjects where German is language of instruction

Program Itinerary

Fall: September - December
Spring: February - June

Academic Calendar


ETH Zurich Accommodations

Additional Program Information

Website for incoming exchange students
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Handbook for International Students

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Program Reviews:
Spring 2017 Participant
The country was very safe as well as the apartment I stayed in.

Caroline Louise Phillips, Calendar Year 2016 Participant
I found the approach to academics and grading at ETH extremely difficult, but I really enjoyed living in Zurich and being able to learn more about European Agriculture. I also got to take some amazing Nutrition and Epidemiology courses that I normally wouldn't take. UGA was so helpful, and they really made it easy for me to study abroad.

Caroline Louise Phillips, Calendar Year 2016 Participant
There are a few organizations that host parties for exchange students, so it makes it very easy to meet other international students. Student houses also allow you to meet so many local and exchange students.

Although I can babble regarding all the little moments that became teaching experiences, there are two things that that succinctly summarize the biggest take-aways from this study abroad program: learning what I value most and learning to take care of myself.
When you're faced with an entirely new culture, you begin to question your perspective on things and whether or not you should continue to view the world in the manner that you have been doing.
Secondly, caring for yourself is not a matter of just eating right and exercising; you must be in tune with your emotional, mental, and physical needs because no one else will do that for you. You'll make friends wherever you go; however, no one will knows what you need besides yourself.
     — Lillian Leibu, Spring 2017
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