Semester abroad

A semester abroad broadens your professional horizons, can be combined with language lessons, enriches your experience and brings you international contacts.

On completion of at least three semesters in your bachelor programme, i.e. two semesters in your master programme, students at the School of Health Professions can apply for a semester abroad. Due to the universities having very different curricula, recognition of achievements from abroad is only possible to a limited extent. It may therefore be the case for some students that the semester(s) abroad extends their total study duration at ZHAW.

Partner universities (only in Europe)

Within the framework of the SEMP programme, each school maintains contracts with numerous partner universities within Europe. The Coordinators for International Relations support the students in the organisation and planning of a semester abroad at a partner university. A grant through the Swiss European Mobility Programme is possible if the stay...

  • takes place at one of our partner universities
  • lasts for at least three months

SEMP funding includes:

  • CHF 1500 per semester in funding
  • preparation of a final report

For additional information on application deadlines for clinical placements abroad see information events in the individual study courses (generally in April for the autumn semester and September for the spring semester).

Other universities of applied sciences

Students can also do a semester abroad or a year abroad at a non-partner university. In this case, students have to become active themselves and source information on access requirements and financing options. The Coordinators for International Relations will be happy to help you put individual plans into more concrete terms during a consultation.