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Global Affairs

Welcome to UZH

The University of Zurich welcomes international guests, students, researchers and staff from other institutions around the world who choose to study, work or do research at UZH  - or simply wish to connect with us.

UZH aims at fostering a diverse, inclusive and culturally rich environment to generate creative and innovative outputs, interesting debates, and an inspiring learning, research and working environment on campus in Zurich.

Institutional Visits

Would you like to visit the University of Zurich and meet with relevant representatives? Global Affairs assists current and potential partners with visit requests that involve meetings with senior UZH administrators and/or multiple UZH units on campus.

Institutional Visits

Incoming PhDs, Postdoctoral Researchers and Academic Guest

Are you coming to the University of Zurich as a PhD candidate, postdoctoral researchers, or as an academic guest and are looking for administrative support for your onboarding process? Learn more about the most important administrative steps and procedures.

PhDs, Postdocs and Academic Guests

Incoming Professors

Are you interested in a professorship at UZH or a Visiting Professorship? Or have you been appointed to a professorship at UZH? The UZH Professorship Departement supports professors coming to UZH and provides tips and information on UZH as an employer, on the appointment procedure, and on life in general in the Zurich.


Incoming Staff (Staff Mobility)

Do you want to strengthen your skills, develop an international network and gain new perspectives by sharing professional experiences at UZH? Staff mobility offers a great chance for European partner institutions' staff (teaching instructors and administrative staff) to share experiences and learn from each other. Learn more about the application procedure and deadlines.

Staff Mobility

Incoming Students (BA, MA)

Are you interested in studying at the University of Zurich or in joining a student mobility program? Or have you already been accepted to a study program at the University of Zurich? Learn more about different study and exchange opportunities as well as onboarding processes. Global Student Experience (GSE) supports international students in planning and coming to UZH.


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Chantal Marquart
Team Lead Global Welcome

General Information

Check out our recommendations, guiding information and tips regarding:

Moving to Switzerland: Administration processes before and after arrival

Living in Zurich: information on public transportation, cost of living, cultural activities, etc. 

Information for Refugees

The University of Zurich wants to help refugees gain access to university education. The Coorindation Office START! Study is responsible for coordinating various services.

For UZH Staff: Hosting Institutional Visits

If you plan to host guests from abroad, you will find useful tips, templates and information here: