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  Location   Zurich, Switzerland
  Eligibility   Declared CSE majors only. This
  exchange requires academic preparation
  for senior/masters-level coursework.

  Visiting students should have
  strong grades, have completed
  required 300-level CSE
  classes, and feel comfortable
  going into senior-level work.
  Language   English
  Adviser   Raven Alexander |
  January 15
  CSE-ETH Exchange website
  General   Students will take part in either a semester
  long or academic year exchange
  to the ETH Zurich CSE department.

  ETH is a challenging school, and CSE
  majors take advanced bachelor's
  and masters' courses (the only
  courses taught in English).

  Strong candidates show
  personal preparation, including
  responsibility, maturity, and motivation
  to study abroad independently.
  Students wishing to know more about
  applying for a CSE exchange should visit
CSE exchange site. More detailed
  information about the
  ETH exchange can be found
  Read More
  Where You Will Study
  Expenses, Financial Aid, & Scholarships
  Application Process


Where You Will Study

ETH Zurich was founded in 1855, and has since become one of the leading international universities for technology and the natural sciences. ETH Zurich regards itself as an institution with regional and national roots that is fully integrated in the international academic community. It measures itself in all respects against the world’s leading universities – from its education and research to its management.  As a global research focused university, ETH has connected with the University of Washington's CSE department to provide one or two CSE undergraduates the opportunity to study in Zurich.


Program Expenses, Financial Aid & Scholarships

As a participant of a university exchange, you pay an exchange fee equivalent to UW tuition (1.5 quarters of UW tuition for semester-long exchanges, and 3 quarters of UW tuition for academic year exchanges). Exchange fees are determined by UW residency status: in-state students pay an exchange fee equivalent to in-state tuition, and out-of-state students pay an exchange fee equivalent to out-of-state tuition. The exchange fee and IPE administrative fee are charged to your UW account and due by the UW tuition deadline for your term(s) of study abroad. You should also budget for additional expenses such as international airfare & transportation, books & course materials, visa & passport fees, study abroad insurance and personal expenses.

In addition, ETH offers a monthly stipend, which may be split depending on how many students are accepted to the program.

For the total estimated costs of this particular program, you may request a budget by filling out a Budget Request Form.

For more information about budgeting, financial aid, and scholarships for study abroad visit our page on Finances.


Application Process

Departmental Exchanges generally focus on a specific academic discipline and often restrict participation to students in that department.  Applications and student selection for Departmental Exchanges are managed by the UW academic department, but students participating in Departmental Exchanges work with the UW Study Abroad Office to complete the same pre-departure requirements as other UW study abroad students.

If you are interested in a Departmental Exchange, contact the department coordinator listed above for information, application instructions and deadlines.  

Most application deadlines occur 6-8 months in advance of an exchange start date, so contact your department early.

Full-year exchange is encouraged, but single semester exchange is possible. Space is limited; students must apply through CSE and be selected. Students should plan primarily for senior/masters-level computer science & engineering courses abroad.

See the CSE website for additional information about the application process.

See Withdrawal for UW program withdrawal policies.