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Business Exchange at Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW)
Winterthur, Switzerland (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Fall,
Spring
Restrictions: UCF applicants only
Budget Sheets Fall,
Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2018 05/15/2017 ** Rolling Admission 02/12/2018 06/29/2018
NOTE: Estimated dates

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be notified via email upon acceptance into this program.
Fact Sheet:
Areas of Study: Business Housing Options: Off campus student housing
Language of Instruction:
English Minimum GPA: 3.0
Visa Required: Yes Minimum Number of Credit Hours: 12
Program Type: Reciprocal Student Exchange
Program Description:
The UCF College of Business Administration (COBA) exchange program with the Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW)  provides an opportunity for UCF business students to learn and experience another culture. The courses are constantly updated to meet the changing needs of business and the broader community, and to provide students with specialized content relevant to professional and personal success in a rapidly changing world. 

The ZHAW Zurich University of Applied Sciences was formed in 2007 and is one of the leading universities of applied sciences in Switzerland. Located at Winterthur, Switzerland, it has a population of about 100,000 and is Switzerland’s sixth largest city. Winterthur is a university town and home to many Swiss and international companies, and has a dynamic cultural life.  The university has exchange agreements with over 150 universities in 44 countries, many with recognized international accreditations and welcomes more than 200 students from over 30 different countries.

Minimum Requirements:
UCF GPA: 3.0 
Must be a pre-business or business major
Business Common Program Prerequisites complete
Must be in good standing (academic, conduct and financial) with UCF
Have attended UCF for at least two full semesters prior to the beginning of the semester abroad
Must be registered full-time while participating in the exchange
Must have at least one semester left to graduate, upon returning from your semester abroadFor general COBA study abroad inquiries, refer to this website: http://business.ucf.edu/study-abroad/

Program Contact:
Holly Bouma, Associate Director of International Programs
Office of Professional Development (OPD)
UCF College of Business Administration 
holly.bouma@ucf.edu

Application Process:

You can apply online for this program. The application requires a brief essay (500 words) that clearly describes your academic and personal goals, as well as how this program would further them. We recommend you work on your essay outside the application environment and then paste it on the appropriate field.

Selected participants must meet with their Academic Advisor to discuss and register for the appropriate coursework. Coursework completed through the program may count as equivalent UCF course credit and/or as restricted or general elective credit.

All applications will be reviewed by the UCF College of Business Administration and selected applicants will be notified of how to follow up. Assessment of the applications will be based on the academic qualifications of the applicant, as well as fit with the courses that the applicant has taken. UCF does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation and/or veteran status.

Additional Information:
Switzerland Embassy Website

·         ZHAW Incoming Exchange Student Homepage

·         Guideline for Incoming Exchange Students

·         Living in Switzerland

·         Your Host Institute

·         Accommodation