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Bachelor's programs offered entirely in English.
Master's programs offered entirely in English.

Why should I study here?

Our university is one of the leading universities of applied sciences in Switzerland. In our work in research and development, the ZHAW Zurich University of Applied Sciences concentrates on important societal challenges, with a particular focus on energy and social integration. With locations in Winterthur, Zurich and Wädenswil, the ZHAWis firmly integrated in the local region whilst also collaborating with international partners. There are eight Schools in the University: Applied Linguistics; Applied Psychology; Architecture, Design and Civil Engineering; Engineering; Health Professions; Life Sciences and Facility Management; Management and Law; and Social Work.

What are the admissions criteria?

Applicants must have a high school diplomas and non-anglophone countries need to submit English proficiency test scores. The application deadline is at the end of April.  

What is student life like?

The campus of the School of Health Professions offers both a central location in the urban Sulzerarea just an eight-minute walk from the main train station, as well as a modern infrastructure of the building on the Katharina-Sulzer-Platz 9 in Winterthur. Students have access to workstations and WLAN hotspots throughout the campus, and the canteens offer varied and inexpensive catering. The ZHAW Students' Association (Alias ZHAW) is a lobby group for supporting students. It performs political tasks and is dedicated to student life. The Alias ZHAW organizes events for students such as the end-of-term parties, the “Studitreff” meeting place, and campaign days. «Brainstorm» Magazin is the students' official means of communication, a magazine by students for students. The ZHAW library in Winterthur was completed in 2014 and is now the largest library at a university of applied sciences in German-speaking Switzerland. The library is housed in the former Sulzer industrial building with its ten-meter-high factory hall and the old crane tracks still visible. Covering a floor space of over 6,000 square meters, it has become the new common home of the former five specialist libraries and shelves of media items from the fields of architecture, health, linguistics, technology, and economics. The university library is an independent building with a cafeteria, libraries, and workplaces as well as a generous study environment on the top floor.

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There are many student accommodations in Winterthur which range from 450-750 euros per month.

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