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Universität Zürich

Universität Zürich, Rämistr. 71, 8006 Zürich, Switzerland, Zurich
3.96 / 5 based on 36 reviews.
Description:
The University of Zurich has 7 faculties (Theology, Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, Arts, Law, Science, and Economics, Business Administration and Information Technology).


Programmes
Accreditations
86% of students recommend
36 reviews
Housing
4.2/5
All experiences (36)
Student life
4.4/5
5 stars (12)
Academic
4.0/5
4 stars (12)
Languages
4.2/5
3 stars (12)
Expenses
2.9/5
2 stars (0)
Overall
4.6/5
1 star (0)
Switzerland is a great place to spend a year. The academic system is very well organized and offers great opportunities. The country is stunningly beautiful and it's easy to travel around. The skiing is marvellous - of course! Read Review
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36 reviews of Universität Zürich

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HOUSING    
by Andreas, Växjö Universitet, Vaxjo, Sweden
European Studies, Erasmus
Personal assessment
Cost
KEY:
Couldn't have asked for more.
Pretty good.
Could've been better, but didn't lessen the overall experience.
Disappointing.
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Type of housing: Student accomodation
Arranged by: Independently - I had no other choice
If returning, I would choose: On campus
Why? I like the overall atmosphere living togehter with students from Switzlernad as well as mates from all of the world.
Personal comments:
My personal accomodation was indeed very satisfying, and the relation cost-comfort was very good - specially considering the relatively high general costs in Switzerland. The most important point is though that I got to know a lot of other student with whom I'll probably will have a life-long friendship.
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STUDENT LIFE    
by Andreas, Växjö Universitet, Vaxjo, Sweden
European Studies, Erasmus
Personal social experience
Activities
KEY:
Amazing! Hardly had time to study.
Plenty to do when I had the time.
So-so.
Did not get involved.
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Describe host city: Students interact with the local community without much university involvement
Activities: Takes place mostly within the university/student environment
Nightlife, Travel: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal comments:
Zürich offers a wide range of cafés, bars and clubs. The lovely Niederddorf area is the best tip as well as the red light district around the Langstrasse. A favourite place is the bar/cafë Aquarium with good drinks and ice cream and - not least - a great view of River Limmat.
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ACADEMIC    
by Andreas, Växjö Universitet, Vaxjo, Sweden
European Studies, Erasmus
My academic experiences
Quality of courses
KEY:
Fantastic.
Pretty good.
Could've been a bit better.
Disappointing.
Variety of courses
Availability/access to resources
Interaction with teachers
Interaction with other international students
Interaction with local students
Course recommendations:
In Zürich, the students have zillions of courses to choose among. As an exchange student it's very easy to pick different courses corresponding to the personal interests.



My opinion of the university assessment
Exams at end of course
KEY:
Liked it.
It was alright.
A bit annoying.
Didn't like it.
Exams throughout the course
Essays and/or projects at the end of course.
Essays and/or projects throughout the course
Overall
Personal comments:
In some courses the teaching methods was a bit too conventional. I would have preferred a bit more discussing and interaction between students and teachers.

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by Andreas, Växjö Universitet, Vaxjo, Sweden
European Studies, Erasmus
Language difficulties
Social
KEY:
No problems.
I coped pretty well.
Sometimes it was difficult.
It was a constant struggle.
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Language of instruction: German
Was learning German a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my German
How much did you improve your German?
My level before: At ease in most situations
My level after: No problems in any areas (including slang)
Personal comments:
Already before I went to Switzlernad I had a good knowledge of the German language, since I had studied it at university in Sweden and at a language school in Bonn. Therefore I didn't experience any difficulties during my stay. On the other hand, my everyday language has improved and become more varied.
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EXPENSES    
by Andreas, Växjö Universitet, Vaxjo, Sweden
European Studies, Erasmus
The accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
KEY:
Very easy.
Minimal effort.
Accessible but required effort.
Almost impossible.
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Main source of funding:
Government assistance
Other sources of funding:
Personal savings
An ERASMUS grant
Work opportunities:
It was not legal for me to work
Personal spending habits:
The level of cost is higher in Switzerland than in Sweden, which made the year abroad quite a costy experience. I wanted to visit many interesting places and spent quite a fortune on travelling. The experience was worth the price though.
Travel, Telephone, Food, Nightlife, Overall: was more expensive than at home.
Housing: was less expensive than at home.
Personal comments:
Best deal to get food are the spledid supermarkets Coop and Migros, which are both fresh and good. Also, the university restaurant is cheap and very good.
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OVERALL    
by Andreas, Växjö Universitet, Vaxjo, Sweden
European Studies, Erasmus
Important to choosing this university...
Academic reasons
KEY:
Very Important.
Important.
Not really important.
Unimportant.
Culture
Costs
Activities
Campus life
Party / people
Weather / Location
I wish I had known...
I consider that I was well prepared for my stay, but I wish I had had a better overview in health-insurance matters, whiched caused me som difficulties. Since my previous experience of studying in Bonn I was socially well prepared and got to know lots of interesting people.
In my opinion:
Everybody loved it, you will too!



During my experience abroad, I ...
Became familiar with another culture
KEY:
Happened all the time.
Happened quite a lot.
Happened a bit.
Didn't happen.
Traveled
Improved language skills
Met people from other countries
Became more independent
Partied a lot
Experienced a change in life
Advanced my studies/career
Personal recommendation:
Visit a course which you can't follow at home. Try to take advantage of the great diversity of the social programs offered.



FINAL COMMENTS

Switzerland is a great place to spend a year. The academic system is very well organized and offers great opportunities. The country is stunningly beautiful and it's easy to travel around. The skiing is marvellous - of course!
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