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The ZHAW is a university with a high degree of practical relevance. Accordingly, we are committed to imparting international skills.

Swiss European Mobility Programme SEMP


Free Mover

If the university you have selected is not one of our partner universities and therefore not part of one of our institutional programmes such as SEMP, then you can apply to study (at any university institution worldwide) as a free mover. You will largely organize your stay independently and will be personally responsible for gaining official recognition for your academic achievements. (Previous part of paragraph already translated), which is regulated by a Learning Agreement and Transcript of Records (ToR). Since free movers pay semester fees to the host university, those due to the ZHAW will be waived for the duration of the stay abroad. Please note that a Free Mover exchange must be discussed in advance with the mobility officer in your institute.

To obtain a link to the Free Mover online registration form, please contact the International Office, with the full name and address of the destination university.


Summer school

An interesting alternative, if for academic, professional or personal reasons an exchange semester is not possible. Students from the ZHAW, partner universities and foreign students have the opportunity to participate in a multi-week (2-3 weeks) intercultural exchange and knowledge transfer programme.

International profile

Double degree

Internships Abroad

IAESTE- work experience abroad

You can complete an IAESTE internship abroad from the fourth semester onwards. An internship can last between six weeks and one year. The number of vacancies is the highest during the summer season. Use the summer break to broaden your horizons, gain additional experience and enhance your CV with international experience.

Current IASTE internships

Internship in International Cooperation (IZA)

A special elective module is offered in the final year of the BSc in Natural Resource Sciences: the Internship in International Development and Cooperation (IZA). The 3 to 6-month internship in a in a developing company or emerging economy enables you to learn about the complex working reality of international cooperation on the ground and to develop your intercultural competences.

Outgoing Bachelor in Natural Resources Sciences

Courses at partner institutions