Finding suitable accommodations in Zurich can be difficult: Apartments are scarce and prices are high. As a city university, UZH does not provide on-campus living. We do, however, reserve a limited number of rooms for exchange students.
Housing for Exchange Students
The rooms reserved for exchange students from our partner universities are administered by the Housing Office of the University and ETH Zurich. The Global Student Experience office provides exchange students with the necessary information about registering online for a room.
Please note that this option is only available to exchange students. Visiting students and trainees please consult the below information.
Housing for Degree-Seeking Students
Degree-seeking students please refer to the information published here.
Information and Tipps for Finding Accommodation
Further information on finding accommodation is available here. The Housing Office also publishes an overview of useful addresses for reasonably-priced accommodation as well as for affordable living on short notice.
Housing Office of the University and ETH Zurich
Housing offers can also be found on the various notice boards in the University buildings. Another useful link for international students who are looking for accommodation in Zurich is the UZH/ETH online marketplace (Marktplatz).
Online Marketplace (most advertisements are in German)
It is often easier to look for accommodation once you are in Zurich. If you have not found a place to stay by the time you arrive, you might consider these options for a temporary stay:
During the semester, you may accept a paid part-time job of no more than 15 working hours a week. Full-time employment is permitted during the regular semester vacations. However, in both cases, your employer will have to apply for your work permit at the cantonal office for economy and labor (AWA).
Please note: Bachelor students from third countries (countries outside EU/EFTA) must have lived in Switzerland for at least 6 months to obtain a work permit. The same is true for Master students from non-EU countries unless they get a job at their UZH institute.