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Incoming students

Welcome to Wädenswil! As a guest student at the School of Life Sciences and Facility Management, you will enrich your studies with a unique experience. You will learn about Switzerland, its culture and its people, acquire specific knowledge and broaden your language skills. You will also immerse yourself in exciting specialist areas and study at a unique location in green surroundings, equipped with excellent infrastructure.
⇒ visiting students

Outgoing students

A stay abroad enriches your studies with a unique experience. You can learn about a foreign country, its culture and its people, while acquiring specific knowledge and improving your language skills. It broadens your horizons and develops competencies such as independence, flexibility, tolerance and intercultural communication. Your career will also benefit from a stay abroad, be it studying for a semester, doing an internship, or as part of your Bachelor's or Master's thesis.
⇒ stays abroad

Exchange options

A variety of exchange options are available at the ZHAW School of Life Sciences and Facility Management that can be programme-supported - such as the Swiss-European Mobility Programme SEMP - or outside the scope of an organised mobility programme. Choose the one that best suits your ideas and options

⇒ options

Staff mobility

ZHAW employees are in regular contact with international partners. Internationally mobile employees drive the internationalisation of universities. The mutual exchange of ideas is not only a central element for high quality teaching and research, but also a key element in the promotion of student mobility and the internationalisation of curricula.

⇒ Staff mobility: Incoming & Outgoing


The International Relations Office (IRO) team is happy to provide advice on student and employee mobility. The IO coordinates and administers all exchanges in cooperation with the mobility officers in the institutes, who provide course-specific advice, help plan studies and deal with recognition of academic achievements.

⇒ IO contact and advice