General Information

There are no national or geographical boundaries to art and design. Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK) maintains numerous international partnerships and actively contributes to various networks and selected international organisations. Our commitment rests firmly upon our belief in the necessity of sharing experiences and interests across cultures.

For our staff and students, international mobility is integral to their everyday work. They are involved in the University's international activities, help establish international networks, and contribute their first-hand experiences to these networks. This commitment strengthens the position of our graduates in the globalised employment market, just as acting on the international stage generates new contents for teaching and research.

The International Office supports staff and student mobility and provides incoming international students with expert guidance during their stay at ZHdK.


International Office brochure for Incomings:
"International Reader" & "ZHdK A to Z"

Information Sheet International Office ZHdK
Erasmus ID Code: CH ZURICH20
EUC: 257538-IC-12011-1-CH-ERASMUS-EUC-1

Erasmus+ What next?

2014/15 Switzerland won’t participate in the Erasmus+ programmes. We can assume that the EU and Switzerland will find a solution that allows continuing student mobility – as it was the case from 1995-2010.

We consider student mobility as a vital and essential part of Switzerland’s higher education. The main goal of the Swiss Higher Education institutions is to prevent collapsing student mobility for 2014/15.

The Swiss Federal Council has asked the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation to draw up interim solutions for participation in the education and research programmes. This solution will be similar to Switzerland’s indirect participation in Erasmus before 2011. Students travelling to Switzerland for an exchange semester will receive a grant paid pay the Swiss Government.

What about my exchange semester?
The ZHdK International Office encourages students to proceed with their applications for places on the Erasmus+ programme. We shall be making every effort to ensure that exchange semesters can go ahead as planned.

State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation SERI: Information
Adoption of the initiative against mass immigration and its impact for Switzerland.

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