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Duration and Timing

Complete a semester abroad while earning the necessary number of credits at the host university.

A semester abroad

After returning from the semester abroad, you will continue your studies at the ZHAW School of Management and Law (SML) as usual. This means that there will be no extension of your studies.
Full-time students generally study abroad in the 4th semester of their three-year Bachelor's program. Studying abroad during the 5th semester is only permitted in exceptional cases where the spring semester at the host university begins too early. Part-time students study abroad in the 5th semester of their program.

Students in the International Management degree program

A year of study abroad is a requirement for the International Management degree program. After completing their assessment year, students spend two semesters at a partner university abroad. They then return to the ZHAW School of Management and Law for two further semesters. The time necessary to complete a Bachelor's degree in International Management including their time abroad is a total of three years (six semesters).