Princeton’s new undergraduate exchange agreement with ETH Zurich will begin in fall 2010. The exchange will allow two Princeton undergraduates to spend the fall semester at ETH engaging in a combination of research and course work in the Department of Biology. The exchange is most appropriate for juniors.
The Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, or ETH Zurich, is one of the world’s leading institutions in science and technology. With a global outlook and first-rate infrastructure, ETH is known throughout the world for its outstanding research record. Indeed, 21 Nobel Laureates are associated with ETH. Excellent research conditions, state-of-the-art laboratories, and an attractive urban environment add up to the ideal setting for study abroad.
About 370 professors in 16 departments teach mainly in the engineering sciences and architecture, system-oriented sciences, mathematics and natural sciences areas and carry out research that is highly valued worldwide. Approximately 12,000 students from over 80 countries attend ETH Zurich.
Applicants must have at least a B average in the year preceding the semester abroad and must have completed COS 126 (or higher), MOL 342, PHY 103/4 (or higher), CHM 201/2 (or higher), and one year of math at Princeton.