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Internationalisation@home

At the ZHAW, we place great emphasis on the practical relevance of our programmes and research. This, in turn, means that we are committed to conveying international competencies, not only by encouraging our students to spend a semester studying or working abroad during their studies, but also through our Internationalisation@home (I@H) opportunities here in Switzerland.

To succeed in today's job market, you need foreign language skills, intercultural competencies and an open mind. These skills and qualities are essential if you want to be a valued member of an international team, to engage in successful dealings with foreign clients or to play an active part in a globalised world.

You can take advantage of our I@H offer by:

  • International curricula
  • Acting as a buddy for incoming foreign students
  • Taking part in international events at the ZHAW
  • Taking part in international projects

If you want to go one step further, you can study a degree programme taught in English or complete a Bachelor's programme with an international profile. The ZHAW also offers numerous language courses to allow students to improve their language skills. Students from abroad can prepare for their degree programme or continuing education course at the ZHAW by taking a German course here before they begin – or they can attend a course during their studies.

Foreign Language Courses at the ZHAW

Courses in German as a Foreign Language at the ZHAW

“Studying to become a civil engineer at the ZHAW gave me the chance to start an international career – which I probably wouldn't have been able to do otherwise. Thanks to my studies, I have a better understanding of the technical implications and interconnections when it comes to decision-making. And this is a great advantage in my current position as COO.”

Peter Tanner, COO mageba Switzerland

International courses and programmes taught in English

Subject Area Study programme
Banking and Finance Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a Specialization in Banking and Finance
Banking and Finance Master of Science in Banking and Finance
Banking and Finance Master of Science in Banking and Finance (Double Degree Program)
Engineering Bachelor of Science in Aviation (selection of modules in English)
Engineering Bachelor of Science in Systems Engineering (selection of modules in English)
Engineering Bachelor of Science in Engineering and Management (selection of modules in English)
Engineering Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (selection of modules in English)
Engineering Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (selection of modules in English)
Engineering Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (selection of modules in English)
Engineering Master of Science in Engineering
Environmental Engineering English Modules
Life Sciences Master of Science in Environment and Natural Resources (Double Degree Program)
Facility Management Master of Science in Facility Management
General Management International Executive MBA
International Business and Management Bachelor of Science in International Management
International Business and Management Master of Science in International Business
International Business and Management Master of Science in International Business (Double Degree Program)
Life Sciences Bachelor of Science in Natural Resource Sciences
Life Sciences Master of Science in Life Sciences
Management and Law Master of Science in Management and Law (Double Degree Program)
Management and Law Master of Science in Public and Nonprofit Management (Double Degree Program)
Occupational Therapy European Master of Science in Occupational Therapy