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UZH for International Students and Scholars

  • View on Zurich and UZH
  • Irchel Campus from above
  • UZH Oerlikon Campus
  • UZH centre house in autumn

UZH at a Glance

Seven Faculties, more than 27,000 Students

With more than 27,000 students, the University of Zurich is Switzerland's largest university. Founded in the year 1833, UZH was Europe's first university to be established by a democratic political system. Made up of seven faculties covering some 100 different subject areas, the University offers a wide variety of Bachelor's, Master's and PhD programs.

Studying at UZH

Scholarship Made in Zurich

As a member of the "League of European Research Universities" (LERU), the "Universitas 21" (U21) network and "una europa", the University of Zurich belongs to Europe's most prestigious research institutions. Being Switzerland’s largest, most diverse university, UZH attracts the world’s best researchers and most promising students. Numerous distinctions highlight the University's international renown in the fields of medicine, immunology, genetics, neuroscience and structural biology as well as in economics. To date, the Nobel Prize has been conferred on twelve UZH scholars.

Research at UZH
Teaching at UZH

Sharing Knowledge

The academic excellence of the University of Zurich brings benefits to both the public and the private sectors not only in the Canton of Zurich, but throughout Switzerland. Knowledge is shared in a variety of ways: in addition to granting the general public access to its museums, collections and many of its libraries, the University makes findings from cutting-edge research available to the public in accessible and engaging lecture series and panel discussions. Moreover, the high quality of the University’s medical institutions translates into first-rate health care for the population of Switzerland.

Explore UZH

Discover the University

Discover the University of Zurich in 100 seconds.

© 2017 University of Zurich, Communications
Author: Mirko Bischofberger
Camera: Nicolò Settegrana
Dancers: Irmina Kopaczynska, Daniel Mulligan (from the Zurich Ballet)
Music: Hugo Lippens

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