Society needs actors who act competently and responsibly, generate and exchange knowledge in networks - and recognize cultural diversity as added value.
Internationality is a distinguishing and quality feature of the ZHAW. Together, we create the conditions to exploit the creative potential in the internationalization of the range of courses offered. The ZHAW promotes the international and intercultural skills of its employees and students and thus contributes to sustainable social, economic, technological and ecological development. Always with the aim of broadening horizons and thus further developing the competencies of those involved and forming personalities.
Intercultural competencies, foreign language skills and cosmopolitanism - are indispensable for effective cooperation in multinational teams and successful dealings with foreign customers. The International Office promotes these skills and is the hub for the organisation and administration of student exchanges worldwide.
With a network of over 90 partner universities in 48 countries, the ZHAW School of Life Sciences and Facility Management has an excellent network of academic partners worldwide. This network helps us to promote international cooperation for students, lecturers and employees.
The ZHAW supports cooperation with international partner universities in teaching continuing education, research and services. This contributes to sustainable social, economic and technological development by nurturing the international and intercultural skills of its employees and students.
Over 90 partner universities in Europe accept our students as guests. All of them also have offers for staff mobility. In the rest of the world, you apply as a free mover for a guest study program at your university of choice.
An exchange within the Swiss-European Mobility Programme SEMP is possible at all universities of applied sciences and universities with which the Department of Life Sciences and Facility Management - Erasmus Code ZHAW (CH WINTERT03) - has signed a Bilateral Agreement. The list is constantly changing. Which university you can visit depends on your study programme.
The International Office (IO) offers advice and support on topics related to student and employee mobilities at the ZHAW LSFM. In addition, we coordinate and administer all current exchange processes.
If you are interested in a personal consultation or have any questions, the IO is available for on-site support from Monday to Thursday between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. as well as 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the office GA 214 (Campus Grüental, main building(PDF 3,9 MB)). Alternatively, you are welcome to contact us by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Whichever way of contact you prefer, please note that on Friday, the IO is usually closed.
Specialist advice within the degree programmes
Do you have questions specific to your study program regarding guest studies or outgoing? Our advisors are happy to help.