Counselling during your studies
We offer students a range of confidential counselling services free of charge both before and during their studies.
By offering quick, straightforward support, we help you to overcome any challenges or problems you may face in your studies or your personal life. We aim to ensure that your time at the ZHAW is successful and enjoyable and that all students enjoy equal opportunities. Our counselling services are confidential and free of charge; our counsellors are bound by professional codes of ethics to maintain confidentiality.
Counselling on study-related matters
Financing your studies
If you are unsure how to finance your studies, please contact us for help. Our experts know everything there is to know about grants and loans.
Studies and military/civil service
If you are required to perform military, civil defence or civil service during your degree programme, the ZHAW will help you to coordinate your studies and these duties. We recommend students who have to report for refresher training (WK) during the teaching semester to ask their district command for a temporary transfer to a different unit so that they can attend during a period outside the teaching semester. Please note that all requests for service postponements must be submitted at least 14 weeks before the service is due to begin.
Registrar’s Office, Tel. +41 (0)58 934 71 71, firstname.lastname@example.org
Studies and family commitments
In order to facilitate a good balance between your studies and family commitments, the ZHAW offers childcare support (day nursery) and support for taking care of family members.
Studies and high-performance sport commitments
The ZHAW helps talented athletes to coordinate their studies and sport commitments. There are various ways of finding flexible solutions which will allow you to complete your studies successfully. However, it is not possible to exempt you from obligatory study-related assignments and exams.
The ZHAW International Relations Offices are responsible for coordinating mobility in the Schools. They are the first point of contact for incoming and outgoing students and staff and for our partner universities.
ZHAW Career Services
General study-related counselling
Each School at the ZHAW has its own study-related counselling service to help you find the degree programme which suits you and to plan your studies.
|Applied Linguistics||Academic Office||+41 (0)58 934 60 60|
|Applied Psychology||Jacqueline Dacher||+41 (0)58 934 83 69|
|Architecture, Design and Civil Engineering||Academic Office||+41 (0)58 934 76 50|
|Engineering||Academic Office Bachelor's degree programme||-|
|Engineering||Academic Office Master's degree programme||-|
|Health Professions||Bachelor’s programme||-|
|Health Professions||Master’s programme||-|
|Life Sciences and Facility Management||Bachelor's programme||+41 (0)58 934 59 61|
|Life Sciences and Facility Management||Master's programme Life Sciences||-|
|Life Sciences and Facility Management||Master's programme Facility Management||+41 (0)58 934 54 39|
|Life Sciences and Facility Management||Master's programme Environment and Natural Resources||+41 (0)58 934 52 99|
|Management and Law||Student Services||+41 (0)58 934 68 68|
|Management and Law||Tessa Meuter||+41 (0)58 934 78 74|
|Social Work||Selina Naeff||+41 (0)58 934 89 27|
Counselling in difficult situations
Students with special needs or chronic illnesses
Our aim is to ensure equal opportunities for students with special needs or chronic illnesses so that they can pursue their studies independently and make full use of the infrastructure.
Coaching and psychological counselling
Discrimination, sexual harassment and bullying
We do everything possible to protect students from discrimination, sexual harassment and bullying. These experiences have a demotivating effect, reduce performance and jeopardise a person’s success in his/her studies or work. In serious cases, they can lead to illness and depression. We offer counselling and individual coaching to help those regain their confidence and personal strength. In certain cases, we may request mediation by an external expert.