Student Services

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The Student Services (StS) unit coordinates all the activities and services for potential and existing students at the interface between Swiss secondary schools and ETH Zurich. This entails helping future students to choose a course of studies, preparing them for the reality of the study programme they have chosen and trying to make the initial phase of their studies easier.

StS also advises students on financing their studies, the search for accommodation, travel to Switzerland and other issues regarding Zurich as a place to study.

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Orientation/Choice of study

Secondary school students have various opportunities to find out about ETH Zurich and its range of courses. The activities are staged throughout the secondary school years. They include:

  • ETH on the road: ETH visits secondary schools
  • ETH Study Weeks: a deeper insight into a particular course, lasting a full week
  • Course information days: all ETH study programmes at a glance including trial lectures
  • Exhibition of Matura (A-Level) projects: lively discussion with experts from ETH and feedback about their own work

More information about the orientation acitivies (in German)

ETH advisers are also available for one-to-one chats concerning choice of study.

More information about choice of study (in German)

Student advisory service/Coaching

Disability advisory service

Gives students with a disability or chronic illness support and advice with study planning.

More information

Financial Aid Office

The team of the Financial Aid Office advises students on issues relating to financing their studies.

It handles applications for ETH scholarships and loans as well as requests for contributions to travel costs. It is also responsible for checking and processing requests for special scholarships and study contributions from various funds and foundations for which special terms and conditions apply.

Financial matters (current and prospective students)

Financial matters (for doctoral students)

Student scholarships (for departments)

International Student Support

International Student Support assists international (Master) students with entrance formalities, finding a room, insurance and general issues relating to life at ETH and living in Zurich.

Immigration and housing

Gainful employment

Health insurance

Room pool for master students


Housing Office

All students and employees of University and ETH Zurich can use the services of the Housing Office. Everyone, also non members of the two universities, are welcome to advertise accommodation. You can place adverts for rooms, apartments or houses which are located in Zurich and its surroundings. The accommodation can be furnished or unfurnished and it can be available temporarily or open-ended.

More information and the accommodation adverts are available on the website. The full details of the adverts are only accessible for registered users who identify themselves as members of UZH/ETH whilst creating a user account. In order to advertise accommodation a separate user account can be created easily on the website.

Housing office University / ETH Zurich


The department Student Services is responsible to the Rector.

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