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Universität Zürich

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Established in 1833, the Universität Zürich (University of Zurich) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the medium city of Zürich (population range of 250,000-499,999 inhabitants), Zurich. Officially recognized by the Staatssekretariat für Bildung, Forschung und Innovation, Schweiz (State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation of Switzerland), Universität Zürich (UZH) is a large-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 20,000-24,999 students) coeducational Swiss higher education institution. Universität Zürich (UZH) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor's degrees, master's degrees and doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study table below for further details. This 190-year-old Swiss higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic records and grades. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. UZH also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services.

University Snapshot


Universität Zürich's Control Typepublic


Universität Zürich's Entity Typenon-profit


Universität Zürich' Size by Total Enrollmentlarge-sized


Universität Zürich's Selectivity by Acceptance Ratenot reported

University Identity

Name (Non Latin) Université de Zurich
Name (English) University of Zurich
Acronym UZH
Founded 1833
Colours Blue
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University Location

Address Rämistrasse 71
8006 Zurich
Universität Zürich's location map and satellite view Location Map and Satellite View
Universität Zürich Phone Number +41 (44) 634 1111
Universität Zürich Fax Number +41

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Fields of Study / Degree Levels


What is the difference between comprehensive/generalist and specialized universities in terms of the range of fields of study they offer, degree levels available and academic and carreer paths pros and cons? Read our guide article about generalist and specialized universities to learn more.

Fields of Study and Degree Levels Matrix

The following Universität Zürich's Fields of Study/Degree Levels Matrix is divided into 6 main fields of study and 4 levels of degrees, from the lowest undergraduate degree to the highest postgraduate degree. This matrix aims to help quickly identify Universität Zürich's academic range and degree level offering.

Programs and Courses

Courses and Programs

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Tuition Fees


Yearly tuition fees refers to the amount of money that a student is charged by a University for one academic year of full-time study. Read our guide article about tuition fees and financial aid options to learn more.

Yearly Tuition Fees Range Matrix

This Universität Zürich's Tuition Fees Range Matrix is divided into 2 types of students, local and international students, and 2 degree levels, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, and aims to help students to have an approximate idea of the yearly tuition range they might expect to pay at Universität Zürich.

Universität Zürich: Tuition Fees Range Matrix

Undergraduate Postgraduate
1,000-2,499 US$
(910-2,280 Euro)
1,000-2,499 US$
(910-2,280 Euro)
1,000-2,499 US$
(910-2,280 Euro)
1,000-2,499 US$
(910-2,280 Euro)

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Applying for admission is the first step towards achieving students' academic and career goals and accessing the many opportunities and resources that a university has to offer. Read our "Introduction to University Admissions" article to learn more.

Admission Information

uniRank publishes below some basic Universität Zürich's admission information.

Universität Zürich's Gender Admission Policy Gender Admission

This institution admits Men and Women (coed).

Universität Zürich's Admission Selection Admission Selection

Has Universität Zürich a selective admission policy? Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic records and grades.

Acceptance Rate Admission Rate

Universität Zürich's acceptance rate range is not reported.

Universität Zürich's International Students Admission International Students Admission

International students are welcome to apply for admission at this institution.

The University of Zurich, known as UZH, is host to a vibrant international community, with over 5500 international students hailing from more than 120 countries. Approximately 20% of the student body consists of international students, contributing to the university's rich cultural diversity. To learn more about the university's inclusive and stimulating academic, research, and work environment, please visit: https://www.internationals.uzh.ch/en.html

Universität Zürich's Admission Office Admission Office

Rämistr. 71
Zürich 8001
(44) 634 2236

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Size and Profile


University size and profile can be important factors to consider when choosing a university. Here are some potential reasons why University size and profile can affect students when choosing a university.

Size and Profile

uniRank publishes below some major size and profile indicators for Universität Zürich.

Universität Zürich's Total Student Enrollment Student Enrollment

Universität Zürich has an enrollment range of 20,000-24,999 students making it a large-sized institution.

Universität Zürich's Total Faculty/Academic staff Academic Staff

This institution has a range of 4,500-4,999 academic employees (Faculty).

Universität Zürich's Control Type Control Type

Universität Zürich is a public higher education institution.

Universität Zürich's Entity Type Entity Type

Universität Zürich is a non-profit higher education institution.

Universität Zürich's Campus Setting Campus Setting

This institution's main campus is located in a Urban setting.

Universität Zürich's Academic Calendar Academic Calendar

This institution adopts a Semesters type of academic calendar.

Religious Affiliation

Universität Zürich does not have any religious affiliation.

Facilities and Services


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University Facilities

uniRank provides below an overview of Universität Zürich's main facilities:

Universität Zürich's Library University Library

This institution has a physical Library. Visit Universität Zürich's Library

Universität Zürich's library offerings are extensive and cover 40 locations throughout the city of Zurich. Additionally, UZH members have access to a robust e-library. The library provides resources in various academic disciplines, including:

  • History, Culture, and Theology
  • Law
  • Philology and Economics
  • Medicine
  • Natural Sciences
  • Social Sciences

Universität Zürich's Housing University Housing

This institution provides housing services such as on-campus residences or dormitories.

Universität Zürich offers various housing options for its community members, facilitated by the UZH Housing Office. This office assists in connecting private individuals with UZH members by offering a search portal and providing information about living in Zurich. Additionally, the Housing Office manages the allocation of flats, studios, and rooms to foreign students, doctoral students, professors, and academic guests affiliated with UZH.

For more detailed information, you can visit the following URL: https://www.wohnen.ethz.ch/.

Universität Zürich's Sport Facilities/Activities Sport Facilities/Activities

This institution features sporting facilities and organizes sports activities for its students.

Universität Zürich provides a diverse range of sport activities and facilities through the Academic Sports Association Zurich (ASVZ). University members can engage in a wide array of activities, from alpine skiing to breakdance and yoga. The ASVZ aims to promote physical fitness, work/study-life balance, and overall well-being, fostering a community of individuals who enjoy staying active.

For additional details on sports and activities, please visit: https://www.asvz.ch/en

Universität Zürich's Institutional Hospital Institutional Hospital

This institution has an institutional hospital that is owned and operated by the university. Institutional hospitals are typically affiliated with medical schools and provide a range of medical services to patients, while also serving as a teaching hospital for medical students and residents.

University Services

uniRank provides below an overview of Universität Zürich's main services:

Universität Zürich's Financial Aid Financial Aid

This institution offers one or more of the following financial aid for eligible students: scholarships, grants, loans, tuition waivers, emergency financial aid etc.

Universität Zürich offers financial assistance to eligible students pursuing Bachelor's and Master's degree programs.

  • For Bachelor's degree program students:
  • If a student is enrolled in a Bachelor's degree program, they may seek financial aid after successfully completing the first year with a minimum of 55 credits and resolving any outstanding claims for financial aid in their home country.
  • Exceptionally high-achieving students (with an average grade of "5" in the Swiss grading system) may be eligible to apply for financial aid after the first semester. It's worth noting that the cost of living in Switzerland can be relatively high. Swiss citizens residing abroad should submit their assistance applications in their respective home cantons ("Heimatkanton").
  • For Master's degree program students:
  • Regrettably, UZH does not provide scholarships or loans to international Master's students who do not possess a Swiss Bachelor's diploma. We recommend that such students explore opportunities with foundations or non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in their home countries.

Universität Zürich's Study Abroad Study Abroad

This institution offers study abroad and exchange program opportunities for its students.

Universität Zürich (UZH) provides study abroad opportunities for its students as part of its commitment to international education. UZH has established student exchange agreements with more than 250 partner institutions across the globe. These agreements offer UZH students the chance to broaden their horizons and gain valuable international experience through various avenues, including exchange semesters, traineeships, and participation in summer/winter schools.

Universität Zürich's Distance Learning Distance Learning

Not reported

Universität Zürich provides distance learning opportunities through their Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) platform. These MOOCs cover a wide range of subjects and offer accessible online learning resources to a global audience.

For more information on their MOOC offerings, you can visit the following website:

  • https://www.mooc.uzh.ch/en.htm

Universität Zürich's Academic Counseling Academic Counseling

This institution offers students academic guidance and support to assist them in their academic pursuits.

Universität Zürich's Career Services Career Services

This institution offers career counseling, career assessments, job and internship postings, career events, alumni networking or other career-related services to assist students transition successfully from academic life to professional life.

Recognition and Accreditation


There are different types of legal recognition and quality assessment of higher education institutions around the world, depending on the country and its legal and higher education system... read our article about university accreditation and recognition to learn more.

Universität Zürich's Recognition or Accreditation Institutional Recognition or Accreditation

Universität Zürich is legally recognized and/or institutionally accredited by: Staatssekretariat für Bildung, Forschung und Innovation, Schweiz

Year of first Recognition or Accreditation


Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

uniRank publishes the following list of the most important Universität Zürich's programmatic accreditations; feel free to submit any relevant missing specialized accreditations.

  • European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD-EQUIS)
  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

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Memberships and Affiliations


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Affiliations and Memberships

uniRank publishes the following list of the most important Universität Zürich's affiliations and memberships; feel free to submit any relevant missing higher education-related organizations this university is affiliated with.

  • European University Association (EUA)
  • League of European Research Universities (LERU)
  • Una Europa
  • Universitas 21

Academic Structure


Academic divisions can provide valuable insights into the range of fields of study and disciplines a University focuses on and the institution's level of specialization. Comprehensive or Generalist Universities typically offer a wide range of academic programs and have many academic divisions and subdivisions across different disciplines, while Specialized Universities tend to focus on a narrower range of programs within a specific field or industry and have fewer academic divisions and a simplified organizational structure. Read our guide article "Understanding Academic Divisions in Universities - Colleges, Faculties, Schools" to learn more about academic divisions and typical university organizational structures.

Academic Structure

uniRank shows a structural diagram of the first-level academic divisions of the Universität Zürich 's organizational structure; feel free to submit any relevant missing division.


Social Media


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Social Media

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Facebook Facebook

Universität Zürich's Facebook page Universität Zürich's official Facebook page

Twitter X (Twitter)

Universität Zürich's X (formerly Twitter) page Universität Zürich's official Twitter page

YouTube YouTube

Universität Zürich's YouTube channel Universität Zürich's official YouTube channel

Instagram Instagram

Universität Zürich's Instagram page Universität Zürich's official Instagram channel

LinkedIn LinkedIn

Universität Zürich's main LinkedIn profile

TikTok TikTok


Free Online Courses

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