The ZHAW School of Management and Law offers internationally recognized Bachelor’s and Master’s degreeprograms and a broad range of continuing education courses.While all our programs and services benefit from the tradition of excellence for which Swiss education is renowned, they also provide a global outlook. In 2015, the School of Management and Law became the first business school of a Swiss university of applied sciences to be accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Each year, the ZHAW plays host to more than 200 students from over 30 different countries.
The ZHAW School of Management and Law campus is housed in several different buildings in Winterthur. Based at St.-Georgen-Platz, all locations can be reached within 15 minutes on foot.This includes the new university library, which covers 6000 square meters and offers plenty of working space and group rooms for students. The infrastructure meets the highest standards and in the main building there is a cafeteria with daily specials.
What incoming students say about the ZHAW School of Management and Law.
ZHAW offers courses
in several academic areas.
German Language Courses
An Intensive language module is offered during Orientation Week (2 ECTS) and German modules during the semester offered at different levels (3 ECTS).
Course Approval Process
All courses taken on study abroad programs must then be approved by the appropriate college course approval contact as listed in the link below. Approval is indicated by the appropriate college representative’s signature on the Course Approval Form.
Please visit Course Approval Process webpage to review the approval process and print a Course Approval Form: http://www.marquette.edu/abroad/course-approval-process.shtml
Grades and Credit Transfer:
Study abroad is an academic experience. While your grades will not count towards your GPA, it is vital that you are academically successful. To earn credits for courses taken abroad, you will need to earn the equivalent of a ‘C’ or better at your host institution—this is a 4 out of 6 at ZHAW. You cannot take classes pass/fail at your host institution.
Full Time Status:
You are required to take the equivalent of at least 12 U.S. credits while abroad. This program runs on the ECTS system (European Credit Transfer System). 2 ECTS credits typically count for 1 US credit. A course worth 6 ECTS will transfer back to Marquette as 3 US credits. You will need to register for 24 ECTS credits for the semester.
There is no on-campus housing options at ZHAW but there are a number of off-campus housing options detailed below. Accommodation is allocated according to the receipt of application. Places are limited so early application is important to ensure the accommodation of choice.
Option 1: Student residence AXA Camp
A number of single, furnished rooms within the student residence AXA Camp in Winterthur are reserved for our Incoming Students. How to reserve one of these rooms will be communicated during the application process.
Further information on room types, rents, location and the students’ accommodation organization can be found under
An early application is strongly recommended.
Option 2: Private Housing
Listings of other accommodations available in Winterthur and Zurich can be found at:
Option 3: Subletting or Homestay
Some Swiss Outgoing students are interested in subletting their rooms or apartments for the period of their exchange. In addition, sometimes a limited number of rooms offered by host families are available as well. A list of these available rooms will be send to all Incoming Students via email after the application process has been finalized. For further support on this option, please contact Natalie Covos: email@example.com.
Please refer to the above "Budget Sheets" link above for Academic Year
, and Spring
Winterthur has a population of 100,000 and is the sixth largest city in Switzerland, only a 20-minute train ride from the city of Zurich. Formerly an industrial center, Winterthur is now a campus town of ever growing importance. It is a safe and student-friendly city with a vibrant cultural scene that appeals to all tastes.The primary language spoken in the canton of Zurich, in which Winterthur is located, is a German dialect called “Züritüütsch”. However, all locals understand German and many understand and speak French and English as well. The city of Zurich is Switzerland's most important cultural, commercial, and financial center. Its regional catchment area, of which Winterthur is part, is home to around 2 million people. Zurich is considered one of the most attractive cities in the world to live. In addition to the academic advantages of a business school with multiple accreditations, many students chose us because of our excellent location. With the commercial, financial, and cultural center of Zurich right on our doorstep and the proximity to important international corporations and financial institutions, nothing is standing in the way of career advancement. With excellent travel connections in all directions and Zurich Airport close by, the ZHAW is an ideal starting point to combine your academic education with a voyage of discovery through Europe. A huge range of cultural highlights and leisure facilities ensure that you will never be short of something interesting to do.
Switzerland’s glittering financial districts, but also the landscape with its lakes, castles, and quaint villages – and of course the breathtaking Swiss Alps – will amaze and inspireyou. It is located in the center of Europe, bordered by Germany, France, Italy, Austria, and Liechtenstein. Its culture is a rich mix of these influences and reflects the diversity of its geography and the languages spoken. This is also apparent in Switzerland’s multicultural business environment, attracting many international corporations, which benefit from low tax rates, an excellent infrastructure, and a high quality of life. According to the UNESCO Human Development Index (HDI 2014), Switzerland is one of the top three most developed countries in the world. As well as having a good standard of living, inhabitants enjoy a high level of personal security and an exemplary culture of regional integration. Switzerland’s extraordinary political stability is as much admired as its excellent education system, unique cultural and leisure opportunities, and efficient infrastructure. Switzerland is a representative democracy consisting of 26 cantons. The official name of Switzerland is the Latin Confederatio Helvetica (Swiss Confederation), abbreviated internationally to CH.