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  • Locations: Winterthur, Switzerland
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2019 09/26/2018 10/12/2018 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Exchange Language of Instruction: English
Program Description:


Winterthur is a city in the canton of Zürich in northern Switzerland. It has the country's sixth largest population, estimated at more than 100,000 people. Today Winterthur is a service and high-tech industry centre, but many people make use of its proximity to Zürich, which lies approximately 30 kilometres (19 mi) to the south-west, and only 18 minutes by train. The official language of Winterthur is (the Swiss variety of Standard) German, but the main spoken language is the local variant of the Alemannic Swiss German dialect. Winterthur is connected to Germany and Italy by direct trains and enjoys links to Zürich Airport. It is also a regional transport hub. There are also roads leading to other places such as Turbenthal. Winterthur Hauptbahnhof is one of the busiest railway stations in Switzerland.

The School has one of the leading international programs taught in English in Switzerland, and cooperation agreements with over 140 universities in 43 countries, many with recognized international accreditations. With 10,600 students, 1,000 faculty members, and 890 teaching and research assistants and staff, ZHAW is one of the largest universities in Switzerland. The School of Management and Law was founded in 1968 as one of the country’s first educational institutes for economics and business administration. It is located in Zurich-Winterthur, close to the financial and business center of Switzerland. Today, more than 3,500 students from throughout Switzerland and abroad are pursuing undergraduate degrees at the School. Another 2,000 students are enrolled in Master’s and graduate-level continuing education programs.

Teaching and research at the SML are focused on:
–– General Management
–– International Business and Management
–– Banking and Finance
–– Risk and Insurance
–– Accounting, Controlling, Auditing
–– Business Information Technology
–– Business Law
–– Economics and Politics
–– Health Economics
–– Marketing
–– Public Management

Courses taught in English include:
  • Active Investment Management
  • Bank Management
  • Banking & Finance
  • Corporate Finance & Risk Management
  • Financial Instruments & Portfolio Theory
  • Management Accounting & Financial Management
  • Management of an Insurance Company
  • Public & NPO Financial Management
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Advanced Strategic Management
  • Consumer Behavior and Communication
  • Economics 3
  • Global Marketing Management (for Incomings)
  • Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship
  • Market Research & Marketing Controlling
  • Operations & Process Management
  • Project Management and Organizational Behavior
  • Statistics
  • Strategic Management (for Incomings)
  • Web Engineering
  • Standards and Data Structures

  • Anglo-American Law and Language 1

  • Diplomacy, Diplomats & Foreign Affairs Institutions (Elective)
  • Economic Globalization (Elective)
  • European Affairs (Elective)
  • Intercultural Management (for Incomings)
  • International Business
  • International Negotiation (for Incomings)
  • International Politics (for Incomings)
  • Luxury Goods Management (Elective)

  • English 1
  • English 2
  • English 3
  • English 4
  • English for Critical Communication
  • German Advanced
  • German Beginners
  • German Intermediate
  • Legal English 1

Ensure you meet all the requirements for this exchange, listed below, before starting an application.

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  • Sophomore Standing
  • 16 Stetson credits completed at time of application
  • 2.50 cumulative Stetson University GPA at time of application and departure; Higher for Graduate students, please contact World
  • Good Academic, Judical, and Financial standing at time of application and departure
  • All students are expected to enroll in the equivalent of 12 credits while abroad

The Stetson Exchange program is competitive. Enrollment is limited in all programs. Meeting the requirements does not guarantee admission to a given program in a given semester.

Visa Information: The visa requirements for exchange study in Switzerland vary depending on the student’s country of origin.
Students from countries in the European Union do not require a visa for Switzerland. A residency permit is applied for on arrival at the local authority office.
Students from non-EU countries require a visa to enter Switzerland for study purposes. In advance to their departure, students should contact the Swiss embassy or consulate in their home country to arrange an entry visa for Switzerland.
In support of visa applications, the International Office provides confirmation of enrollment for study at the ZHAW School of Management and Law. After arrival in Switzerland, the International Office helps incoming students in obtaining a resident permit from the City of Winterthur.

Students are responsible for the cost of their own transportation to the site, including visas and ground transportation id required.

Specific arrival and departure dates will be shared with students admitted to the program.

Living expenses:
The cost of living in Switzerland reflects the country's high standard of living. Student living costs in Switzerland compare favorably with those in major European cities and are, in fact, lower than in Paris or London. Living costs depend heavily on personal lifestyle and your choice of leisure activities. Based on the experience of former students, CHF 1,300 a month should be sufficient. A typical student budget for one month includes:

Monthly expenses (in Swiss francs)
  • Rent and utilities 500-750
  • Food 200-400
  • Transport 50-100
  • Leisure activities 150-200
  • Course materials 40-40
  • Other expenses 100-200
  • Total 1,040-1,690

Semester dates and academic workload:

A semester runs for 19 weeks and consists of 14 weeks of instruction, a two-week examination preparation period, and three weeks of examinations.
  • The fall semester begins in September (calendar week 38) and finishes at the end of January (calendar week 5).
  • The spring semester begins in February (calendar week 8) and finishes at the end of June (calendar week 26).

We encourage students to visit ZHAW's website for incoming exchange students for more information.

Please note: Airfare, transportation, as well as students' visas, and other documentation required by the study-abroad country is the financial responsibility of the student.
Food, housing, excursions, local transportation and any other other personal costs  are the responsibility of the student and not included in the tuition fee paid to SU.

While SU and the foreign institution may produce documents required for students to secure a visa; the processes, cost and responsibility of securing a visa are the student's alone.
SU cannot secure visas for students per the requirements of consulates.
We encourage students and their families to begin researching the visa process, and requirements, at the point of application.