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University of New South Wales (UNSW): Practicum Exchange Program (PEP)


ETH Zurich
Student Exchange Office
Rämistrasse 101
HG F 23.1
8092 Zurich
Telephone +41 44 632 61 61
Fax +41 44 632 12 64

Opening hours
Mon-Fri, 11:00-13:00

Floor plan

How to get to the Main Building (HG)

Participating degree programmes

Das UNSW Practicum Exchange Program (PEP) is open to students of all degree programmes, as long as the corresponding programme is also offered at UNSW.

The only exception is the Department of Architecture (D-ARCH).

Duration and type of exchange programme

1-6 months (an extension to 12 months is possible) for semester papers, Master’s theses or project work


Tuition fees

UNSW waives tuition fees, but an admission/registration fee of AUD 330.00 applies. The exchange student continues to pay tuition fees at ETH Zurich.

Semester dates

The research period is independent of the semester schedule.

Further information about the partner university

Status of the exchange student at UNSW: full-time student in a non-award research project (Course 6007).
It is not possible to attend courses in addition to working on the research project or paper/thesis.

For information concerning PEP please see the UNSW website:


Make sure you discuss your intentions with the mobility advisor in your department.

Note that the guidelines and information provided by UNSW apply with regard to the application procedure, no registration via the Student Exchange Office of ETH Zurich is needed. The UNSW application documents must be submitted to UNSW 3 months before the planned start of the project; late applications are subject to a fee.

You will require a supervisor for your research project at both ETH Zurich and UNSW. There is no official limit on the number of places available, but individual faculties/Schools at UNSW may have their own restrictions and it is your responsibility to find a suitable supervisor.
Useful information on finding a supervisor at UNSW may be found at "Finding a Supervisor & Research Area". It is also advisable to visit the websites of the research areas which interest you.
When you contact potential UNSW supervisors we recommend that you enclose a CV, a transcript of records, proof of sufficient knowledge of English and a letter of recommendation from your ETH supervisor.

Important: As soon as you find a supervisor, submit to him/her Part A of the UNSW registration form. The supervisor will fill out Part B and forward Part C to the appropriate offices for further processing.

Please note that there will be no nomination and mobility status from the Student Exchange Office, i.e. students participating in the Practicum Exchange Programme do not count as exchange students for ETH Zurich.

Contact persons

Contact persons in the departments
Mobility advisors

Contact person at the Student Exchange Office
Myriam Keller, Tel. 044 632 20 86, Email


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