The 'How Switzerland got rich' program looks at the development of Switzerland into one of the richest and most globalized countries in the world. Find out how some Swiss companies evolved into big transnational corporations and how they manage to export Swiss-made goods under the condition of a strong currency, the Swiss Franc. 

Fields of study

  • Business
  • Humanities

More information regarding specific courses available can be found on the host university website. 

Credit equivalent

4 ECTS = 2 UQ Units. Maximum of 2 UQ Units if 4 ECTS are successfully completed (pending UQ faculty approval).

Eligibility and application

All applicants must meet the UQ short-term exchange eligibility criteria and the University of Zurich entry requirements.  

More information on application documents can be found on the host university website.

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Tuition will cost approximately $2750 AUD. UQ applicants may be eligible to receive a tuition fee discount of 1$370 AUD.

More information regarding program fees can be found on the host university website.

Applicants may also be eligible for UQ-specific funding.


Accommodation is not provided as part of the program.

For more information regarding accommodation, please see the host university website.

Key Dates

Application Deadlines

UQ Abroad: Winter applications for this program have now closed
Host: Applications to the host have now closed

Program Dates

Start: 09 July 2018
End: 20 July 2018

Fast Facts

Type: Study
Mode: Study abroad
Location: Zurich, Switzerland
Credit: For-credit and not-for-credit
Cohort: Undergraduate and Postgraduate