A Brief Introduction
Established in 2007, The Zurich University of the Arts is a relatively new institution dedicated to the study of arts and related fields in Switzerland. With around 2,500 students, the University is the largest Arts University of Switzerland. It is affiliated to: the Museum of Design, Zurich, the Theater der Künste (Theatre of the Arts), the Mehrspur Music Club, and the Media and Information Centre (MIZ).
The University is part of the Zürcher Fachhochschule ZFH and as a state institution with legal personality.
The University has finally moved to Toni-Areal from 35 locations in 2014. This campus is ideal for an arts University and covers all arts and design disciplines in a single place. The ZHdK plays an important rule in enriching the cultural aspect of West Zurich, organizing concerts, exhibitions, and with the music Mehrspur, a cinema, library and the Schaudepot the Museum of Design.
A leading arts school in Europe, the academic and research programs of the University cover areas of design, film, art, media, music, dance, theater, art education and transdisciplinarity.
The University offers Bachelor’s, Master’s, and even further education programs in art, design, music, art education, theatre, film, dance. It is actively involved in artistic and design research.
CHF 720.00 Semester tuition fees
CHF 25.00 ASVZ (Academic Sports Association Zurich) fee per semester
CHF 12.20 ZHdK Student Union fee per semester (sturZ), inclusive CHF 2.20 VSS fee per semester (VSS = Association of Swiss Student Unions)
Additional tuition fee for foreign students :
Note that international students do not meet the requirements of Swiss Civil Code for establishing statutory residence in Switzerland, even while they living in the Canton of Zurich for the duration of their studies. In addition, international students are now required to pay an additional semester fee of CHF 500.00.
The University in itself does not offer any scholarships to students. However, you may apply for grants at a Swiss Consulate or Embassy. Such grants are provided by the Swiss Government and generally consist of postgraduate scholarships to foreign scholars and researchers from schools of music and fine arts.
For more information on the eligibility criteria and application deadlines of these scholarships, visit the website of the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation.
Richard Paul Lohse
Pfingstweidstrasse 96, 8005 Zürich, Switzerland
Phone: +41 43 446 46 46