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Student accommodation

In Winterthur, Zurich and Wädenswil, various organisations offer reasonably priced accommodation for ZHAW students. The SWOWI Foundation has the widest range and is the first place to look.

Student accommodation

Winterthur

In Winterthur, the SWOWI Foundation (Studentischer Wohnraum Winterthur, Student Accommodation in Winterthur) offers about 280 rooms for ZHAW students. WOKO (Studentische Wohngenossenschaft Zürich, Student Housing Cooperative, Zurich) manages and runs all SWOWI properties and its own student houses in Winterthur on the Bürglistrasse 21/23 with 77 units. Livit AG also offers 105 rooms on the Untere Briggerstrasse.

SWOWI/WOKO accommodation
Bürglistrasse accommodation
Livit AG accommodation

Wädenswil

The SWOWI Foundation offers rooms for ZHAW students in the Wädenswil area. WOKO (Studentische Wohngenossenschaft Zürich, Student Housing Cooperative, Zurich) manages and runs the SWOWI properties.

Another option is the Titania Haus, which is run by a cooperative of the Titania student alumni association. You do not need to be a member of the student association to live in the Titania Haus.

SWOWI/WOKO accommodation (accommodation in Wädenswil see Winterthur)
Titania Haus accommodation (in German)
Offer and search for accommodation

Zurich

For accommodation in Zurich, please consult the following links: WOKO (Studentische Wohngenossenschaft Zürich) and Jugendwohnnetz (in German).

Accomodation for incoming students

A number of furnished rooms are available for incoming students. These can be rented for six or twelve-month periods and they are managed by the ZHAW Registrar’s Office.

Accomodation for incoming staff

For ZHAW incoming staff, accommodation possibilities can be seen on the link below

Accommodation for incoming staff

Cross-generational living arrangements

“Pro Senectute Kanton Zürich” organises cross-generational living arrangements, calling this “Wohnen für Hilfe”(Living and Helping). Under this arrangement, older people offer students accommodation and in return, instead of money, they receive various kinds of assistance and services. The arrangement is one hour of help per month for every square metre of accommodation.

Further accommodation possibilities