The July 2021, University of Zurich International Summer School will be offered virtually.

* This experience may require live attendance at lectures, webinars and group work sessions, at a time decided by the partner organisation. No special considerations will be extended to any successful applicant if an approved experience coincides with the commencement of Semester Two studies at UQ. We strongly recommend you consider the time zone differences prior to application. More information is available via the host course description pages under the "Schedule and Classes" tab. 

The University of Zurich International Summer School offer interdisciplinary programs open to Bachelor and Master students from all over the world. 

This year, a range of exciting topics are on offer, all of them blending local expertise with the latest research. The UZH Summer School programs combine online teaching, group work and individual study with industry expertise.

Fields of study

  • Computer Science
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Information Technology
  • International Business
  • Law
  • Political Science
  • Sustainability

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

Credit equivalent

6 ECTS = 2 UQ Units. Maximum of 2 UQ Units after successful completion of experience (pending UQ faculty approval). 

Students from the below faculties may be eligible to receive credit for this experience:

  • BEL
  • HASS
  • Science

Eligibility and application

All applicants must meet the UQ short-term exchange eligibility criteria and the University of Zurich entry requirements as listed on the host university website.  

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

Apply to UQ  Apply to host


Tuition will cost approximately $2,100 AUD. UQ applicants may be eligible for a tuition discount.

The University of Zurich is offering several tuition fee discounts of 50%, on a first come first served basis, to applicants from UQ. 

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


Applicants may also be eligible for UQ-specific funding. Applicants will be notified by mid-May (for winter programs) or late-October (for summer programs) if they are eligible for grants and scholarships awarded by the Internships and Global Experiences Team. Please do not rely on this funding to support your experience.

BEL Faculty Credit Assessment

Credit must be confirmed with BEL Faculty to check suitability for your program requirements. You should consult with International Mobility Coordinator prior to submitting an application. The credit precedents information on this site is provided as a guide only. Please see Credit Precedents Disclaimer for further details.       

Zurich Course (2021 offering) BEL Faculty Assessment
Deep Dive into Block chain

#2 units elective in  MBus, MCom

#2 units general elective in BBusMan and BCom
#2 units towards Business Information Systems major (level 2)        

Finance for the Future

#2 units elective in the Applied Finance major (MCom)

#2 units towards Finance major (BCom, level 2)

Leadership in the Future of Work

#2 units elective in  MBus
#2 units towards the Leadership major in MBus        

#2 units general elective in BBusMan  

What defines a country’s success

Discipline elective^: #2 units elective in MBus

#2 units general elective in BBusMan
#2 unit towards the International Business major (level 2)


Madanqi - 2018

Firstly, this experience provided me with more possibilities when deciding my future career path. Secondly, I learned a lot about Switzerland and Swiss people. I made friends with people from different countries and learned that the ways people behave are largely affected by both natural and cultural environments.

Read more of Madanqi's story here


Key Dates

Application Deadlines

UQ: 30 April 2021
Host: 25 April 2021

Program Dates

Start: 04 July 2021
End: 23 July 2021

Fast Facts

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

Global Experiences Information Sessions

Students are encouraged to register and attend an information session to receive more details on the short-term application process, eligibility criteria, funding etc.