Europe

Lund, Sweden

Europe

 

Partner universities in Europe

Please note that some partners may not be available for exchange for a particular academic year, if this is the case it is stated below. For information on which partner universities are available for your school/department, please see Global opportunities by school.

The opportunities listed here are correct as at the time of publishing and for the application year 2021/2022. Please be aware that study abroad options may change at any time for a number of reasons, including curriculum developments, changes to arrangements with partner universities, travel restrictions or other circumstances outside of the University’s control. Every effort will be made to update this information as quickly as possible should a change occur. Please note that, in order to be accepted on to a study abroad programme, you have to achieve the relevant academic requirements as set by the University AND meet the selection criteria of both the University and the partner institution (though the partner institution is under no obligation to accept you).

Republic of Ireland

Ireland is an island in the North Atlantic to the west of Great Britain. Politically, it is divided between the Republic of Ireland, which covers five-sixths of the island, and Northern Ireland, a part of the United Kingdom, which covers the remaining area and is located in the north-east of the island. Ireland is famous for its rugged landscape, Guiness, and friendly population. A strong indigenous culture exists, as expressed for example through Gaelic Games, Irish music and the Irish language. 

Dublin, University College Dublin

University College Dublin website

Fast facts

  • Language of instruction: English
  • Number of students enrolled: 33,500
  • Number of campuses: 3
  • Academic year: September - June
  • Autumn Semester Equivalent: September - December
  • Spring Semester Equivalent: January - May
  • Alternative assessment or overseas exams for spring semester study*

About

University College Dublin is Ireland's largest university; the main campus occupies an extensive parkland estate of more than 130 hectares at Belfield, 4km south of Dublin city centre and offers world-leading facilities. UCD offers a lively campus community in which to live and study, with excellent public transport links to the centre of Dublin.

Areas of study include agriculture, architecture, arts, humanities, business, engineering, law, sciences and social sciences.

Location

  • 3 hours by bus to Cork
  • 3 hours by bus to Galway

Dublin is the thriving capital of Ireland and is the centre of the political, diplomatic, administrative and commercial life of the country. The city offers a fantastic social life including pubs and bars, nightclubs, cinemas, theatres, museums and art galleries, restaurants and live sport. Dublin also has 13 miles of coastline and in 2015 the whole of the bay was named a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.

Things to do

The city offers a fantastic social life including pubs and bars, nightclubs, cinemas, theatres, museums and art galleries, restaurants and live sport.

Top attractions: Guinness Storehousemuseum, St Stephen's Green and Temple Bar (Bohemian quarter).

Travel opportunities

Dublin is an excellent base for exploring Ireland either by car or public transport. Popular places to visit include Belfast, Cork, Galway and Connemara.

Dublin Port is Ireland's busiest passenger Ferryport with up to 18 sailings daily to the UK and the continent.

Climate

Dublin has a maritime temperate climate. The average temperature is lowest in January/February at about 6°C, and highest in July/August, peaking at about 20°C.

*Students studying at this destination for spring semester only will require either an overseas exam or an alternative assessment for their January exams. Students will need to speak to their School to check what is permitted.

Finance 2022/23

Bursaries available to apply for, for students accepted to study at UCD:

  • Turing Mobility Grant
    Based on 21/22 funding students awarded a Turing grant will receive £335 per month or £445 a month if from a disadvantaged background. You must apply for this grant.

Approximate living costs per semester:


  • Return flight from UK (av. 1.25 hours): £40-90*
  • Visa costs: € 0 for EU nationals
  • Student European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) (compulsory): € 0 for EU nationals**
  • Accommodation: approx. € 400 - 1,300 per month
  • Cost of living: approx. € 1,685 including accommodation
  • Travel insurance: dependant on personal circumstances
  • Price of a Big Mac: £3.70

*Based on flight prices from 2020/21, actual costs will depend on availabilty and flight schedules.

Approximate living costs compiled from external sources and partner university website.

**In-country healthcare costs vary.

The cost of living in Dublin is higher than in Nottingham though it very much depends on each student's individual needs.

More about living costs

Accommodation

  • Private accommodation: The majority of students will look for accommodation in the private sector. Private rented accommodation is plentiful but students are advised to allow at least 3 weeks to find suitable accommodation, or travel to Dublin prior to the start of semester.
  • University accommodation: UCD has on-campus accommodation for over 2500 students in 3, 4, 5 and 6 bedroom self-catering apartments in four locations. UCD has set aside a proportion of on-campus rooms for international students, althoughplaces are limited and on-campus accommodation is not guaranteed for Erasmus students.

More about accommodation

Application success rate

Percentage of students placed at this partner out of total applications received (including 1st, 2nd and 3rd choice).

2017/18 = 38%
2018/19 = 21%
2019/20 = 31%

Module catalogue

More about studying abroad at University College Dublin

UCD disability support

Stonewall: Ireland LGBTQ+

University College Dublin Instagram page

 
 

Netherlands

'“The rest of the world is a big place”, say the Dutch, well aware of how small their country is. Although small in size, Holland has a rich cultural tradition. For decades the country’s historical ties with other parts of the world has brought foreigners to settle in Holland, bringing some of their own ideas and cultures. This makes the Dutch generally open-minded and tolerant. Although Dutch is the national language, most people also speak English and often another foreign language, such as German or French.

The country’s formal name is the Netherlands, meaning 'low countries', because much of the land is at or below sea level.'

(Source: Study in Holland) 

Amsterdam, Universiteit van Amsterdam

University of Amsterdam website

Fast facts

  • Language of instruction: English and Dutch
  • Number of students enrolled: 31,000
  • Number of campuses: City Campus
  • Academic year: September - June
  • Autumn Semester Equivalent: September - January
  • Spring Semester Equivalent: February - June

About

The University of Amsterdam (UVA) is a city-based university with buildings located throughout the city centre. Almost four centuries after its founding, the UvA has grown into a university with a leading reputation in the international world of science.

Areas of study include law, humanities, sciences, economics and social sciences

Location

  • 3 hours by train to Cologne, Germany
  • 3 ½ hours by train to Paris
  • 1 ½ hour flight to Berlin

From its earliest days, Amsterdam has been a bustling hub of commerce that welcomed other cultures with open arms. This lovely canal-side city offers a rich history within a famously tolerant society. Amsterdam's many neighbourhoods all have their own special character! Tourist attractions include the House of Anne Frank and the Van Gogh Museum. Once you’ve seen all the sights in the big city, get to know the surrounding metropolitan area.

Less than half an hour from Amsterdam you'll find beaches, lakes, dunes, windmills and miles of green countryside. Top attractions: Rijksmuseum (largest museum in the Netherlands), Van Gogh Museum, Bloemenmarkt (Tulip market), Anne Frank Huis and Begijnhof secret garden.

Further information about Amsterdam is available here.

Travel opportunities

Located in the heart of continental Europe, students based at the University of Amsterdam have the opportunity to travel throughout the Netherlands including Utrecht and Rotterdam. Its location enables travel across Europe by train to neighbouring countries Germany and Belgium as well as further afield.

Climate

The Netherlands has a mild North Sea climate, with moderate temperatures. In the winter, it rarely drops below -5°C and in summer it seldom gets warmer than 28°C. The weather in Amsterdam is famously changeable!

Finance 2022/23

  • Students studying at UVA in 2020/21 received an Erasmus+ grant of €370 per month during their study placement. Further information will be provided at Erasmus+ grant information presentations in April 2021. The grant amounts for 2021/22 have not yet been released.
  • Means tested Global Travel Bursary of £750 dependent on household income for students starting their studies in 2016 or after. Students who started their studies before 2016 should see the finance webpage, as the award criteria differs (available to students classed as Home Students for fees purposes and accepted to study abroad as part of the University-wide exchange programme).

Finance 2022/23

Bursaries available to apply for, for students accepted to study at UCD:

  • Turing Mobility Grant
    Based on 21/22 funding students awarded a Turing grant will receive £335 per month or £445 a month if from a disadvantaged background. You must apply for this grant.

Approximate living costs per semester:

  • Return travel from UK (flight, train or coach): £40-150*
  • Visa costs: €210 for Non-EU nationals
  • Student European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) (compulsory): £0 for EU nationals
  • Accommodation: €300 - 850 per month
  • Rent: €1,900 - 3,900 per semester
  • One off housing fee: €200 per semester
  • Cost of living: approx. €400- €500 per month
  • Monthly living expenses: €900 - 1,400
  • Travel insurance: dependant on personal circumstances
  • Cost of a Big Mac: £3.60

*Based on flight prices from 2020/21, actual costs will depend on availabilty and flight schedules.

Approximate living costs compiled from external sources and partner university website.

More information on living costs

Visa

The rules for travelling or working in Europe will change from 1 January 2021. You will be able to travel to countries in the Schengen area for up to 90 days in any 180-day period without a visa for purposes such as tourism.

Beyond 90 days it will be down to the immigration rules for each EU27 member state. To stay for longer, to work or study, or for business travel you will need to meet the entry requirements set out by the country you are going to.

This could mean applying for a visa or work permit. You should check with the Netherlands Embassy as to what type of visa and associated costs, if any, you will need/incur.

Periods of stay authorised under a visa or permit will not count against the 90-day limit.

Accommodation

Students are housed in different types of student rooms (shared accommodation, private accommodation with shared facilities, and private accommodation) across the city and surrounding region. Private accommodation is popular and limited in Amsterdam city centre and it is very common for students to live outside the city centre and commute. Accommodation agencies provide lists of available accommodation.

More accommodation information

Application success rate

Percentage of students placed at this partner out of total applications received (including 1st, 2nd and 3rd choice).


2018-19 = 25%
2019-20 = 38%
2020-21 = 35%

Further information

UvA information and advice to exchange students

Module links and information

More about exchange programmes at the University of Amsterdam

UvA disability support

University of Amsterdam Instagram page

 
 

Amsterdam, Amsterdam University College

Amsterdam University College website

Fast facts

  • Language of instruction: English
  • Number of students enrolled: 900
  • Number of campuses: City Campus
  • Academic year: September - June
  • Autumn Semester Equivalent: September - February
  • Spring Semester Equivalent: February - June

About

Amsterdam University College (AUC) is a residential institution, where students live and study together in a close-knit academic community, situated between the University of Amsterdam and VU Amsterdam. The college is a joint initiative of the University of Amsterdam and VU Amsterdam, two major European research universities, located in the global city of Amsterdam.

AUC students have access to the facilities of both these institutions, but AUC also has its own study programme, its own academic building and its own student accommodation complex.

AUC offers a bachelor's (honours) degree programme in the liberal arts and sciences, taught in English, and open to both Dutch and international students. An engaging academic and social context, supported by small class sizes, a residential college setting and state-of-the-art facilities.

Location

  • 3 hours by train to Cologne, Germany
  • 3 ½ hours by train to Paris
  • 1 ½ hour flight to Berlin

AUC is based in Watergraafsmeer, a popular residential area of Amsterdam with a very diverse population, located on the eastern side of the city. It has excellent public transport connections to the city centre and the surrounding area.

From its earliest days, Amsterdam has been a bustling hub of commerce that welcomed other cultures with open arms. This lovely canal-side city offers a rich history within a famously tolerant society. Amsterdam's many neighbourhoods all have their own special character! Tourist attractions include the House of Anne Frank and the Van Gogh Museum. Once you’ve seen all the sights in the big city, get to know the surrounding metropolitan area.

Less than half an hour from Amsterdam you'll find beaches, lakes, dunes, windmills and miles of green countryside. Top attractions: Rijksmuseum (largest museum in the Netherlands), Van Gogh Museum, Bloemenmarkt (Tulip market), Anne Frank Huis and Begijnhof secret garden.

Further information about Amsterdam is available here.

Travel opportunities

Located in the heart of continental Europe, students based at the University of Amsterdam have the opportunity to travel throughout the Netherlands including Utrecht and Rotterdam. Its location enables travel across Europe by train to neighbouring countries Germany and Belgium as well as further afield.

Climate

The Netherlands has a mild North Sea climate, with moderate temperatures. In the winter, it rarely drops below -5°C and in summer it seldom gets warmer than 28°C. The weather in Amsterdam is famously changeable!

Finance 2022/23

Bursaries available to apply for, for students accepted to study at UCD:

  • Turing Mobility Grant
    Based on 21/22 funding students awarded a Turing grant will receive £335 per month or £445 a month if from a disadvantaged background. You must apply for this grant.

Approximate living costs per semester:

  • Return travel from UK (flight, train or coach): £40-150*
  • Visa costs: €210 for Non-EU nationals
  • Student European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) (compulsory): £0 for EU nationals
  • Accommodation: €330- €510 per month depending on room type
  • Travel insurance:dependant on personal circumstances
  • Cost of a Big Mac: £3.60

*Based on flight prices from 2020/21, actual costs will depend on availabilty and flight schedules.

Approximate living costs compiled from external sources and partner university website.

Visa

The rules for travelling or working in Europe will change from 1 January 2021. You will be able to travel to countries in the Schengen area for up to 90 days in any 180-day period without a visa for purposes such as tourism.

Beyond 90 days it will be down to the immigration rules for each EU27 member state. To stay for longer, to work or study, or for business travel you will need to meet the entry requirements set out by the country you are going to.

This could mean applying for a visa or work permit. You should check with the Netherlands Embassy as to what type of visa and associated costs, if any, you will need/incur.

Periods of stay authorised under a visa or permit will not count against the 90-day limit.

Accommodation

All AUC students are housed in one of three buildings in a single purpose-built complex on the Carolina MacGillavrylaan in Amsterdam Science Park, located in the Amsterdam East (Amsterdam-Oost) neighbourhood of the city. The modern student residences are owned and managed by housing association DUWO.

There are three accommodation types available:

  • Single modern furnished units
  • Shared modern furnished units
  • Self furnished rooms

Generally shared units are the cheapest.

More accommodation information

Application success rate

Percentage of students placed at this partner out of total applications received (including 1st, 2nd and 3rd choice).

2020-21 = 80%

Information for exchange students

Module information

AUC uses the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). A full study workload consists of 30 EC per semester, split into 16 week and 4 week periods as defined below:

16 week period: 24 EC - 4 courses

4 week period: 6 EC - 1 course

Courses offered by AUC count for 6 EC. Some courses may be offered for a half-semester and are subsequently worth 3 EC.

Module catalogue

Disability support through University of Amsterdam

 

 

 

Sweden

Less than three per cent of Sweden’s land area is built up and forests cover 69 per cent of the country. Sweden is long – some 1,574 kilometres from top to bottom – and can be divided into three major regions: Götaland in the south, Svealand in the middle and Norrland in the north.

Swedes hold nature in high esteem, which is one reason why environmental issues are so important to them. Only one per cent of solid waste goes to landfill in Sweden – with the rest recycled or used to produce heat, electricity or vehicle fuel in the form of biogas. Renewable energy sources account for nearly half (48 per cent) of Swedish energy production.

(Source: Study in Sweden) 

Lund, Lunds Universitet

Lund University website

Fast facts

  • Language of instruction: English and Swedish
  • Number of students enrolled: 42,000
  • Number of campuses: 4
  • Academic year: September - June
  • Autumn Semester Equivalent: September - January
  • Spring Semester Equivalent: January - June
  • Alternative assessment or overseas exams for spring semester study*

About

Lund University has a vibrant international campus environment with its unique 13 “Nations” which are the centre of social life in Lund- they host cafes, club nights and other activities. Volunteering at your nation is an easy way to make friends across the International and Swedish student communities. Each nation has its own unique features - you can find out about them here.

Lund has a wide variety of student societies and activities to get involved in, and there will always be food. From crayfish parties to fika, Lund student life is extremely social. Nations and societies host regular ‘sittnings’ traditional dinners with singing, drinking and dancing- and the largest student sittning was hosted in 2019 by Lund's Economics Society- a must do whilst in the city!

It is also the largest centre for research and higher education in Sweden. Areas of study include social sciences, humanities, law, engineering, economics and management, and all subject areas have a variety of committees and societies associated with them to get involved with, such as UPF; the current affairs magazine and radio show, and the Law Society International week.

Location

  • 35min by train from Copenhagen
  • 10mins by train to Malmo
  • 4 hours by train to Stockholm
  • 1 ½ hours to Amsterdam

The second-oldest town in Sweden, Lund is a medieval university town situated in the far south of the country, close to the border with Denmark and within easy reach of Copenhagen. The region is internationally recognised for research and commercial activities with many world-leading companies located there. Lund is a city of 100,000 people, of which 38,000 are students.

Lund is an extremely green city, University buildings are surrounded by gardens, and the botanical gardens are full throughout the summer months. Everything in Lund is within easy reach of each other by bike, the chosen mode of transport of the city.

The city is very student centric, with a variety of cafes and restaurants offering student discounts throughout the week. Firm favourites include Tugg and InKognito, and BroderJakobs is a must for a pastry and coffee during the winter months. Vegetarian and vegan food are easily available in supermarkets and cafes- with McDonalds offering the ‘McVegan!’.

Lund University is the number one choice for international students coming to Sweden and offers a vibrant international campus environment. It is the largest centre for research and higher education in Sweden. The town offers a great variety of student activities, in a vibrant and stimulating atmosphere. Lund offers more than 300 courses taught in English and the chance to experience a unique European culture in a country where English is widely spoken. Top attractions: Domkyrkan Cathedral, Botaniska Trädgården (Botanical Gardens) and Kulturen (Museum of Culture).

Travel opportunities

Sweden has a highly efficient rail network spanning the entire country, putting you in easy reach of the pretty coastal cities of Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmo. Norway, Finland and Denmark are all within easy reach by train or flight, and the north of Scandinavia offers plenty of places to ski.

The University also organises a number of trips to major European cities in Northern Europe for exchange students including Germany, the Netherlands, Poland and Belgium.

Climate

The climate of Lund is temperate. The summer season is mild and pleasant with clear skies while the winter months are cold with frequent snowfall. Because of its northerly latitude, daylight lasts as long as 17 hours in midsummer, and around 7 hours in midwinter.

*Students studying at this destination for spring semester only will require either an overseas exam or an alternative assessment for their January exams. Students will need to speak to their School to check what is permitted.

 

Finance 2022/23

Bursaries available to apply for, for students accepted to study at UCD:

  • Turing Mobility Grant
    Based on 21/22 funding students awarded a Turing grant will receive £335 per month or £445 a month if from a disadvantaged background. You must apply for this grant.

Approximate living costs per semester

  • Return flight from UK (av. 2 hours): £20 - 200*
  • Visa costs: SEK 1,000 for non-EU nationals
  • On-campus accommodation: SEK 3,200 - SEK4,800 per month
  • Off-campus accommodation: approx. SEK2,500- SEK5,000 per month
  • Other (clothing, telephone, leisure etc.): approx. SEK1,500 per month
  • Travel insurance: dependant on personal circumstances
  • Student Gym Membership: £15/month
  • Cost of a Big Mac: £4.98

*Based on flight prices from 2020/21, actual costs will depend on availabilty and flight schedules.

Approximate living costs compiled from external sources and partner university website. *In-country healthcare costs vary.

A typical student budget is approximately 8,060 SEK a month.

More information on living costs

Visa

The rules for travelling or working in Europe will change from 1 January 2021. You will be able to travel to countries in the Schengen area for up to 90 days in any 180-day period without a visa for purposes such as tourism.

Beyond 90 days it will be down to the immigration rules for each EU27 member state. To stay for longer, to work or study, or for business travel you will need to meet the entry requirements set out by the country you are going to.

This could mean applying for a visa or work permit. You should check with the Swedish Embassy as to what type of visa and associated costs, if any, you will need/incur.

Periods of stay authorised under a visa or permit will not count against the 90-day limit.

Accommodation

University accommodation: although University accommodation is not guaranteed to exchange students, in the past Nottingham students have been successful in being allocated to a room in a hall of residence. University accommodation is self-catered.

The University itself has a variety of different accommodation options on their website (LU Accommodation), from studio apartments to corridor rooms. As this is not guaranteed, a large amount of students find a room through the alternative accommodation provider; AF Bostader. AF has a number of accommodation sites across the city, largely corridor rooms with shared kitchens. Choice depends on preferences; for example ‘Parentesen’ is a cheap option closer to the centre where the bathrooms are shared, whereas ‘Villdanden’ is a slightly longer cycle but students have their own en suite bathroom. Rooms through AF are allocated using a queue system, and information can be found here.

Private accommodation: Private accommodation is popular and limited in Lund and it is very common for exchange students to live outside the city and commute into Lund. Accommodation agencies provide lists of available accommodation.

More about accommodation

Application success rate

Percentage of students placed at this partner out of total applications received (including 1st, 2nd and 3rd choice).

2018-19 = 26%
2019-20 = 44%
2020-21 = 33%

Module links and information

More about studying abroad at Lund University

Lund disability support

Lund University Instagram page

 
 

Switzerland

Switzerland is a landlocked country bordered by Italy, France, Germany, Austria and Liechtenstein resulting in a land of four languages. It is one of the most developed countries in the world and ranks near the top globally in several metrics of national performance including civil liberties, quality of life and human development.

It is a place of immense beauty with striking landscapes that provide the perfect place for skiing, snowboarding, hiking, biking and climbing. Switzerland also provides a contemporary urban scene with cities like Bern, Geneva, Zurich and Lausanne.

“Look beyond the chocolate, cuckoo clocks and yodelling – contemporary Switzerland, land of four languages, is all about once-in-a-lifetime journeys, heart-racing Alpine pursuits and urban culture.” (Lonely Planet 2018)

The academic year runs from August to July. 

Zürich, Universität Zürich

The University of Zurich website

Fast facts:

  • Language of instruction: Swiss German and English
  • Number of students enrolled: 26,000
  • Number of campuses: 4
  • Academic year: August - July
  • Autumn Semester Equivalent: August - January
  • Spring Semester Equivalent: February - July

About

UZH is the largest university in Switzerland and offers the widest range of courses in the country. The main campus, Zentrum, is located in the heart of Zurich's city centre, a five minute walk from the train station.

Areas of study include theology, law, business, economics, arts, sciences and social sciences.

Location

The main campus, Zentrum is located in the heart of Zurich's city centre, a five minute walk from the train station. Zurich is Switzerland's largest city, on the banks of Lake Zurich, 58 kilometres from Lucerne. The main language spoken in Zurich is Swiss German.

‘Culturally vibrant, efficiently run and attractively set at the meeting of river and lake, Zürich is regularly recognised as one of the world's most liveable cities. Long known as a savvy, hard-working financial centre, Switzerland's largest and wealthiest metropolis has also emerged in the 21st century as one of central Europe's hippest destinations, with an artsy, post-industrial edge that is epitomised in its exuberant summer Street Parade’ (Lonely Planet, 2018)

Location

  • 1 ½ hour drive from Bern
  • 3 hours to Geneva
  • 1 hours flight to Munich and Stuttgart

Zurich is recognised as one of the world's most liveable cities. It sits between a river and a lake with mountains in the background. The city has retained its ancient centre but has embraced contemporary culture and trends.

There are numerous parks and gardens across the city including the Botanical Garden at the University of Zurich, which is home to 7000 plant species. Uetliberg is Zurich's nearest mountain and provides a venue for the city's hikers and bikers. Zurich offers a multitude of outdoor swimming options, from Lake Zurich to several River Pools that turn into outdoor bars in the evening.

Zurich has a vibrant cultural scene with enough museums to suit all interests, an Opera House, outdoor cinema, numerous festivals and concerts. Zurich's Street Parade is the largest techno and electro party in the world and attracts one million visitors every year.

For those wanting to shop, the world's most luxurious shopping mile is located in Zurich. Each quarter of the city has its own unique shopping experience, with brands ranging from the large international luxury brands to small independent local start-ups.

If food is your passion Zurich is the place to be with 12 Michelin restaurants sitting alongside traditional rustic taverns, food markets and chocolate shops.

Travel opportunities

Surrounded by 5 different countries the travel opportunities from Zurich are endless. The city is less than an hour and a half drive from the Swiss capital Bern, under an hours drive from Lucerne and a 3 hour drive from Geneva. Munich and Stuttgart are under an hours flight away.

Getting around

It's easy to get around by foot or public transport. It takes about 3 hours to walk around the city. Public transport options include buses, trams and trains. You can purchase tickets for 1 hour or day cards or buy a Zurich card which gives unlimited 2nd class travel for 24 or 72 hours.

Climate

Zurich lies in the temperate climate zone and has four distinct seasons. In winter, temperatures occasionally drop below zero, while hot summer days can record temperatures of over 30°C (86°F).

Finance 2022/23

Bursaries from the University of Nottingham available for those accepted to study abroad at UZH:

  • Students exchanging to Switzerland will be part of the Swiss-European Mobility programme (SEMP) and as such are eligible to apply for a grant from the Swiss Federation. The grant for 2019/20 was 380CHF per month.

  • As a U21 partner, students from Nottingham in 2021/22 will also be able to apply for a grant of 1,000CHF for the autumn semester. Nottingham has two grants available for 2021/22.

  • Students accepted to study at Zurich can also apply for a Turing Mobility Grant. Based on 21/22 funding students awarded a Turing grant will receive £380 per month or £490 a month if from a disadvantaged background. You must apply for this grant.

Approximate living costs per semester:

  • Return flight from UK: approx. £80- £250*
  • Visa costs: £0 for EU national
  • Health Insurance: CHF70 - CHF200 (Free for European Health Insurance Card holders)
  • Accommodation: approx. CHF450 - CHF900 per month
  • Food: approx. CHF500 per month
  • Travel insurance: dependant on personal circumstances
  • Cost of a Big Mac: £5.70

*Based on flight prices from 2020/21, actual costs will depend on availabilty and flight schedules.

A typical student budget is approximately CHF2000 a month.

Approximate living costs compiled from external sources and partner university website.

More information on living costs

Visa

The rules for travelling or working in Europe will change from 1 January 2021. You will be able to travel to countries in the Schengen area for up to 90 days in any 180-day period without a visa for purposes such as tourism.

Beyond 90 days it will be down to the immigration rules for each EU27 member state. To stay for longer, to work or study, or for business travel you will need to meet the entry requirements set out by the country you are going to.

This could mean applying for a visa or work permit. You should check with the Swiss Embassy as to what type of visa and associated costs, if any, you will need/incur.

Periods of stay authorised under a visa or permit will not count against the 90-day limit.

Accommodation

Finding suitable accommodation in Zurich can be difficult: Apartments are scarce and prices are high. As a city university, UZH does not provide on-campus living. They do, however, reserve a limited number of rooms for exchange students.

The rooms reserved for exchange students are administered by the Housing Office of the University and ETH Zurich. The International Relations office provides exchange students with the necessary information about registering online for a room.

The Housing Office also publishes an overview of useful addresses for reasonably-priced accommodation as well as for affordable living on short notice.

Housing offers can also be found on the various notice boards in the University buildings. Another useful link for international students who are looking for accommodation in Zurich is the UZH/ETH online marketplace (Marktplatz).

University also recommends WOKO a student house provider.

Application success rate

Percentage of students placed at this partner out of total applications received (including 1st, 2nd and 3rd choice).

2019-20 = 50%
2020-21 = 13%
 

Module catalogue

Studying abroad at the University of Zurich

The University of Zurich disability support

The University of Zurich Instagram page

 
 

 

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