Incoming students

We at HSR are delighted to receive international students from our partner universities. 

Various HSR degree courses are open to you as an incoming student. Depending on your exchange programme, you will need German language skills at level B2 to C1. 

The International Relations Office helps guest students to register in Switzerland and find accommodation. Places are also reserved in the HSR student hall of residence for guest students. Are you undertaking an exchange term at HSR and are interested in a place in the student hall of residence? Please contact iro(at)

What can you expect as an HSR guest student?

Your studies will be practice-based and you can enjoy all the benefits of our campus. Your education will benefit from our modern research facilities and our close collaboration with the industry and the public authorities. You can relax in the natural surroundings of the shores of Lake Zurich during your breaks. 

You will get to know your Swiss and international student colleagues just as fast as your lecturers, as you will be studying in small, welcoming groups. You will establish new networks, experience Swiss hospitality and discover the region’s natural paradises. Take a hike in the Alps, stroll through the charming old town of Rapperswil or explore the cultural metropolis of Zurich. Your time at HSR is sure to be enriching. 

Students from our Erasmus partner universities (List) can study for a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 12 months here. Want to undertake an Erasmus term or year at HSR? Then apply directly to the International Office at your home university for a student exchange. 

HSR’s closing date for the autumn term is 31 May (nomination notification by 30 April) and for the spring term it is 30 November (nomination notification by 31 October). You can find out more in the HSR Erasmus Exchange Fact Sheet

Got questions about Erasmus at HSR? Our Erasmus Coordinator Manolya Ucak will be happy to help on T +41 (0)55 222 49 57 or iro(at)

We maintain contacts beyond Europe’s borders with four partner universities in Asia and America.

  • ECUST East China University of Science and Technology, Shanghai, China 
  • SJTU Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China
  • NTU Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • CAL POLY California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, California, USA

Are you studying at one of our partner universities and want to study at HSR for a term or two? Then please contact the International Office at your home university to find out more.

Do you want to undertake a term or year abroad at HSR but your university isn’t one of our partners? We would be happy to clarify your individual options. Please contact our International Relations Office at iro(at)