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There are many Banks in Switzerland. They are usually open from 08.00-16.30 on weekdays but often close at lunchtime. Banks Automatic Teller machines (ATMs) can be found almost everywhere and are accessible 24 hours.

Details of how to open Student bank accounts (usually for students under 30) with the largest banks can be found here; UBS and Credit SuissePostfinance, ZKB, Raiffeisenbank and Clientis.  There are many other banks so look around if you want a local one to your home.

In Wädenswil the above banks can be accessed at locations:

UBS Location

Credit Suisse Location

ZKB Location

Raiffeisenbank Location

Clientis Location

Postfinance Location


Various restaurants and shops near ZHAW sites will offer discounts for people with a CampusCard. A non-comprehensive list can be found in the intranet. Also, students receive benefits in various areas, such as public transport or cinemas.



Bicycles can be parked at the right hand side of the entrance to the Building, RA. Details ref the campus map and bike parking locations can be found using this link (PDF 1,7 MB).

Note: There are excellent opportunities for cycling especially along the edge of the lake. Bicycle stores are also very common. The following link gives useful info on where to buy bikes.

Breaks from MSc Study Programme

The University recognises that from time to time students may need to for personal reasons make a study break during the study programme. If a students needs to arrange a study break this must be brought to the attention of the Course Director as soon as possible so that the individual case can be discussed with the Course Director.

Note: More information is available using this link

General Academic Regulations for Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programmes at the Zurich University of Applied Sciences

Budget Calculator Tools

The following website gives a helpful budget calculation tool for living as a student in Switzerland

UBS Budget Tool 



Bus and all public transport in Switzerland is excellent. Timetables are available on www.sbb.ch (Switzerland-wide). This link is an excellent tool for planning trips anywhere around Switzerland. Regional information on the Zürich Transport Network can be found on www.zvv.ch.

The following services can be used for Grüental or Reidbach campuses:

Business Administration and HR Expert Group

The Business Administration and HR Expert Group can be found at this link