Services ZHdK

Excursion to Kronberg February 2014


International Office 

  • Compulsory “Welcome-Days“ including an excursion for all guest and exchange students
  • German language courses (Information German courses and Registration form German courses)
  • Events during the semester
  • Documentation stand for Switzerland  - different books and reference material about Switzerland are available
  • Payment of scholarships for students from European SEMP-Partneruniversities
  • General support during your stay in Switzerland 
  • Assistance with public authorities problems 
  • Point of contact

University Office (Hochschuladministration) 

  • Distribution of student passes
  • Written confirmation of registration 
  • General and current information about the ZHdK

Media and Information Centre MIZ

The Media and Information Centre owns libraries and archives specific to the antecedent institutions of the Zurich University of the Arts. So the library Ausstellungsstrasse offers an exceptional collection of approximately 100’000 volumes in the fields of art, room and product design, typography, graphics, film, photography, jewellery, ceramics and new media. In addition the MIZ has an archive that documents the antecedent institutions of the ZHdK. 

In the fields of music there are several considerable collections as the libraries Florhofgasse, Tössertobelstrasse, and ICST (Institute for Computer Music and Sound Technology) Mediacampus. Finally the library Gessnerallee features literature specific to theatre. 

For further information please visit the homepage of the MIZ: 

Information Technology Centre itz

The itz is the central service point for information, communication and media technologies at the ZHdK. The itz evaluates and acquires the necessary infrastructure, hard and software, and guarantees its good condition and support. It looks after and supports lecturers and students as well as all departments of the institution in the use of analogue and digital information and communication media. The focus of this equipment’s use is in the areas of graphics/DTP, multimedia/animation/video, Internet as well as in special applications.

leihs - Reservation- and Lend Out System of ZHdK

Students, lecturers and staff can can lend out several hardware.

Meals at the ZHdK


Cafeteria of the Museum für Gestaltung Zurich
Ausstellungsstrasse 60, Mensa on 1st floor

Cafeteria, Florhofgasse 6, basement

Restaurant El Local, Gessnerallee 11


Mensa at neighbouring Kantonschule Rychenberg
Tössertobelstrasse 1

Sport facilities ASVZ

All students have access to the complete range of possibilities offered by the Zurich Academic Sport Association (Akademischer Sportverband - ASVZ). Many different types of sport are on offer, including among others: golf, soccer, canoeing, climbing, touring programmes, cross-country skiing, running, games, sailing, skiing and snowboarding, diving, tennis, wind surfing ... 

The fee of CHF 25.-- per semester will be charged on your semester or student card bill as it is compulsory.

For detailed information please visit the website