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

The Univeristy of Zurich International Summer school offers a unique study experience - learn from world-leading experts, interact with students from all across the globe and build friendships and connections that will last a lifetime!

Fields of study

  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Law

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 upon successful completion of 6 ECTS (pending UQ faculty approval).

Visa Information

It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct visa for the country where you will be studying. As the Global Experience team is not a visa-issuing authority we cannot provide visa advice.

Please review the host university webpage for visa and immigration information.

Eligibility and application

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

If you are intending to undertake your experience for-credit, it is strongly recommended that you submit your application to IGET at least 4 weeks before applying to the host to allow sufficient time for Faculty to complete the credit assessment. Please note however that it is your responsibility to meet the host application deadline.  

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The participation mode of this experience is Study Abroad. The program fee is approximately $6,000 AUD, and includes tuition, accompanied field trips, accommodation and social program. The University of Zurich may offer tuition fee discounts of between 1,000 to 1,500 Swiss francs to applicants from UQ on a first come, first served basis. 

Detailed information regarding fees and inclusions can be found on the host university website


Accommodation is included in the program cost. For more information regarding accommodation, please see the host university website


Internships and Global Experiences Grants

When you submit your application for an experience, you are automatically considered for funding that is relevant to your nominated experience. Please refer to the Short-Term Experiences Funding  page for details. 


You may also be eligible to submit an application for an OS-HELP loan if your program is for-credit and you are enrolled as a Commonwealth-supported student.

Student Testimonials

Huangjingjie - University of Zurich

B Business Management, Winter 2023

It also exposed me to cutting-edge research and real-world applications of blockchain technology.





Siyun - University of Zurich

B Business Management/B Commerce, Winter 2023

This allowed me to thrive in an unfamiliar academic setting and work effectively with diverse groups of people.

Key Dates

Application Deadlines

UQ: 14 April 2024
Host: 15 April 2024

Program Dates

Start: 1 July 2024
End: 19 July 2024

Fast Facts

Type: Study
Mode: Study Abroad
Location: Zurich, Switzerland (In-person)
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.



If you participate in a short-term program you may also be eligible to submit an application for an OS-HELP loan if your program is for-credit and you are enrolled as a Commonwealth supported student. 

Application Deadlines

15 January for overseas study commencing March to August
15 March for overseas study commencing May to October
15 June for overseas study commencing August to January
15 September for overseas study commencing November to April

OS-HELP Loan application deadlines close before the Summer and Winter Short-Term Study application deadlines. Please visit the OS-HELP Loan website for deadline dates as late applications will not be accepted.