Student Organizations

Culture, Environment, Politics and Much More

All student organizations recognized by UZH are listed below.
Would you like to get involved? – Please get in touch with the student organization directly using the contact information on their website.
Would you like to get your student organization recognized by UZH? – All information about founding a student organization and getting it recognized is available on the website of the President’s Services office: President's Services: Student Organizations

Student Organizations

AACZ Academic Alpine Club Zurich
AAZ Academic Aviation Society Zurich, for all those who are keen on or interested in any sports to do with flying
academic surfclub University network, which connects active surfing students with people interested in sports. Local groups at different universities are brought together in the umbrella organisation Surfclub Switzerland.
Achtung Liebe "Achtung Liebe" ("attention love") is a students' group that teaches sex education in schools.
ACZ The Zurich Academic Choir
AETZ Associazione Economisti Ticinesi a Zurigo


The Zurich Academic Flight Group ("Akademische Fluggruppe Zürich") is one of the biggest gliding groups in Switzerland, with 10 gliders and a free-of-charge gliding school.

AFrEZ Association Francophone des Etudiants à Zurich / French student's association in Zurich
AFZ Academic fencing club Zurich (Akademischer Fechtclub Zürich)
AIESEC AIESEC is the world's largest student organization with approx. 20'000 members represented in over 100 countries. It's main activities are an international exchange program and the organization of projects in areas of interest of students.
AKI Catholic Community of the University of Zurich
AKO Academic Chamber Orchestra Zurich
AOZ Academic Orchestra Zurich

The association pursues the goal of a debate in the field of fine arts among young adults who are pursuing a university degree at the UZH and/or the ETH.

ASAS Afghan Students Association Switzerland
ASAZ African Students Association of Zurich
ASTAZ Association of the Students from the canton of Ticino in Zurich (Associazione Studenti Ticinesi A Zurigo)
ASVZ Academic Sports Association (Akademischer Sportverband)
aware The magazine written by and for students of psychology
BFSA Banking & Finance Student Association
Blueprint Masquerades English speaking student-run theater group
Boky Mamiko

Boky Mamiko is a partnership between a group of volunteer students and researchers from the University of Zurich, Switzerland, and École Mamiko, a kindergarten and primary school in the village of Djangoa, district of Ambanja, in a rural area of North West Madagascar. 

Bündner Club Association of students from the canton of Graubünden
BusinessClub UZH Student initiative for students of business administration and management & economics
Camerata Academica Zürich Chamber orchestra with a professional conductor
CAMPUS live The Christian student association was founded in 1977 as a meeting place for students who are interested in discovering a living and introspective Christianity.

Chamber Music Association

Chamber Music Association of the Zurich Universities

Christian Student Association VBG Zürich Meeting point for christian students and people interested in exploring questions relevant to life in Switzerland from a Christian perspective
Circolo Giovani Giuristi Association of the law students from the canton of Ticino at the UZH
CLASH Zürich CLASH Zurich campaigns against sexism and discrimination in everyday university and hospital life during medical studies
Colla Voce The vocal ensemble of UZH and ETH Zurich

Croatian Students Association

The aim is to bring together students with an interest in Croatian culture.

Cultural initiative Zurich

The association organizes cultural activities in the canton of Zurich and fosters the collaboration with organisations who aim for similar purposes.

Debattierclub Zürich Explore exciting social, moral, and political issues in depth and learn to express thoughts eloquently and persuasively.
delirium "Zeitschrift gegen Literatur"
Denkbilder Journal for students of German language and literature
Economics Club Platform for VWL students with the chance to build a network.
Effective Altruism Zurich Our goal is to help you make sense of the big, pressing problems the world is currently facing and assist you in using your career to solve them
EFSZ Association of Greek students
EGEA European Geography Association
ELSA The "European Law Students' Association" is the largest politically and ideologically neutral organisation world-wide for students of law.
ESN "Erasmus Student Network" is a European wide student organization attending to exchange students at the UZH and the ETH and organizing cultural events.
ETH Big Band Zürich Ambitious big band musicians and musicians keen on jazz improvisation are welcome. The ETH Big Band is open to all students, as well as employees of the ETH Zurich and the UZH.

The association promotes "Legal Gender Studies" and its visibility at the University of Zurich. In particular, it strengthens the importance of gender equality issues.

filmstelle The filmstelle presents masterpieces of cinematic art. The offer is intended as a supplement to commercial cinema.
Finance Club The Finance Club serves as a platform for exchange, information and communication for students, professors and professionals in the field of finance.
foraus foraus, as an acronym for "Forum Aussenpolitik" (forum foreign affairs), wants to promote an open swiss foreign policy.
Fotokommission Photography courses for all levels and expertise in event photography.

Represents the interests of its members vis-à-vis the SOL (student organisation of the University of Lucerne), the Universities of Lucerne and Zurich and the public.

Friends of MSF Zurich Association of students interested in humanitarian aid and "global health"

Our goal is to close the gap between academia and the consulting industry.

GECo Gaming and Entertainment Committee of the VSETH
Golf Club Association for golf-crazed students
GSoA-Hochschulgruppe Zürich Zurich branch of the Group for a Switzerland without an Army
IFIL The "Initiative for Intercultural Learning" is an independent, non-partisan, non-profit organisation run by students and young professionals which offers intercultural study trips and projects.
Investmentclub Students have the opportunity to work on real cases and meet companies whose products they consume on a daily basis. But they also have the opportunity to meet with students from different faculties and discuss their opinions about the company's performance in depth.
IPU The "Initiative for psychology in ecology" (Initiative Psychologie im Umweltschutz) is a network promoting ecology and sustainability using psychology.
Irchel Garden project The idea is to make the Irchel campus greener and allow everyone to garden.
IVSA International Veterinary Students' Association Zurich
«Keller62 – theater into life» "Keller62 – theater into life (theater ins Leben)" runs the theater "Keller62" and offers courses for theater-enthusiasts.
KIHZ The Foundation KIHZ (Kinderbetreuung im Hochschulraum Zürich) offers childcare for students and employees of UZH and ETH Zurich.
KOSTA Committee for the organisation of students’ events
KÖS Austrian Students Club Zurich
kriPo Critical politics at the University of Zurich (Kritische Politik an der Uni Zürich) is a left-wing students organisation engaging in university politics.
Kritische Jurist*innen Kritische Jurist*innen would like to create opportunities to critically engage with current legal topics.
Kulturstelle The Cultural Office provides students with smooth access to culture.
LionsExchange Society of the Faculty of Economics, Business Administration and Information Technology, which aims for reducing information discrepancies between students
LSVZ The "Latino students organization Zurich" (Latino Studentenverein Zürich) is a contact-platform for all spanish or portuguese speaking students or for students interested in iberoamerican culture.
Marrow Student organisation against leukemia and other diseases of the immune system
Marxistische Studierende Marxist Students Zurich (MSZ)


mindful[L] takes mental health and wellbeing seriously – because it matters

move As a fraction of VSUZH move aims at setting the focus of VSUZH on students and create substantial added value for them.
MSAZ Muslim Students Association Zurich
MUN Team UZH Association for students with an interest in the United Nations, who are keen to participate in the MUN (Model United Nations)
Music Platform of UZH & ETH Zurich The biggest music community of the UZH and ETH Zurich organises its own concert series, runs an information and networking website and offers courses for students and staff.
NanoTalks Student association for talks within the arts, sciences and technologies
Nightline You can talk and write with us about everything that is on your mind. No matter if you just want to get something off your chest or if your world is about to collapse: We are here for you! 
Of@campusZH The army officers' union of the UZH and the ETH Zurich
PapperlaPub student bar in the basement of the CAB building at ETH Zurich, Wednesdays 6-10 p.m.
Plurale Oekonomik Zürich Network that promotes redesigning and opening up economics in terms of theory and method diversity as well as self-reflection
Polyband der ETH und UZH The "Polyband" consists of students and other members of the UZH and ETH Zurich, who are keen on playing music of various styles from big band and swing to blues, funk, rock and latin.
Polyphonia Polyphonia is a symphony orchestra for students of UZH and ETH Zurich.


Merger of the former associations L-Punkt and z&h. We welcome everyone who is looking for other LGBTQIA+ people, whether outed or not.

A queerer association at the UZH and ETHZ for all those who learn, research and work there and who are lesbian, gay, bi, trans, ace or somehow crosswise impassible. Quite explicitly political, feminist & colourful.
We are committed to queer concerns in higher education policy.

Querfeldein Querfeldein invites people from the media, research, art and society on stage to debate interesting and relevant topics and broaden horizons.
reatch Reatch is a think tank reflecting on science, technology and society.
Reformed University Forum University Forum of the Reformed Church Zurich: Projects on current subjects, church services, guidance and pastoral care, social gatherings
RespecTomorrow Advocates for greater sustainability in education.
Rhetoric Forum Association Rhetoric Forum UZH
RosaRot Magazine for feminism and gender issues
SFPa Student Forum for Psychoanalysis
SiROP SiROP offers a database with topics for Bacelor-, Master- and PhD-theses or lab practices.

The students' radio station of the UZH and the ETH Zurich

SLTA Student Chapter Zurich Platform to bring interested students together with the LegalTech world. We offer the connection between university education and the advancing digitalization in order to optimally prepare students for the working environment.


Student Network Tibet – A platform for students interested in Tibet

SSC (Student Sustainability Commission) SSC is a platform and network for students from all fields who are committed to a sustainable world within and outside the universities.
SSTV "Societas Studentium Vallesanorum Turici" (Association of students from the Canton of Valais)
START global An international network of non-profit student organizations, which fosters the entrepreneurial spirit at various universities
Strebergärtli In our community garden we plant our favorite veggies and realize sustainable projects that support the biodiversity at Irchel Campus. With - or without a green thumb, we enjoy gardening in a community
Students Across Borders

The association aims at intercultural and social exchange between refugees and students.

Students for Liberty Zürich The association aims at advancing liberal ideas among students.
Stuthe Students' Theatre Group

Sustainability Week Zurich

The NHWZ promotes sustainable development at the UZH, ETH and Zurich universities by strengthening awareness of sustainability, motivating active action and networking among stakeholders.

SWAZ The Student Wine Association is a casual society, where students can meet and learn something about wine.
Swiss Academic Ski Club Promotion of academic skiing in Switzerland

Synthetic Biology UZH

Promotes the university discourse on synthetic biology at the UZH

Tanzquotient We organize dance classes, workshops and dance events for students all over Zurich
TaVs Tamil Students' Association
uniMIND A Plattform for sharing thoughts, insights and critiques with regard to publications related to altered states of consciousness and psychedelic research.
United Visions Online TV station of the UZH and the ETH Zurich
VASZ Association of Albanian Students in Zurich


Cycling community of the students of Zurich

Vimentis at UZH

Vimentis publishes politically neutral information on votings and political topics

VJSZ Union of Jewish Students Zurich
WiChem Forum Zürich Platform for students and alumni of chemistry and business studies
yes The "Young European Swiss" aims to show with various activities to the young Swiss that the interests of our country is best served as an actively participating member of the European Union.
zistigsclub Association for interfaculty exchange between students
ZS The independent newspaper "Zürcher Studierendenzeitung" (ZS) produced by students for the UZH and the ETH Zurich
Zurich Student Opera Society For students who are interested in opera and classical music
ZSS You can arrange ski-tours with the "Zurich Students' Ski-tours Club" (ZSS)
Zurich Globalist Magazine for international affairs


AB Glanzenburger Academic fraternity (Akademische Burschenschaft) Glanzenburger
AKV Kyburger Academic Association (Akademische Kommentverbindung) Kyburger
League of Alumni (Altherrenbund) RHODIA Turicensis  
League of Alumni (Altherrenbund) Sequania Turicensis  
ALV Academic agricultural association (Akademische landwirtschaftliche Verbindung)
AV Filetia Turicensis The first female academic association in Zurich
AV Orion Academic fraternity Orion
Carolingia Turicensis Carolingia Turicensis – student fraternity of both universities (University and ETH Zurich)
CCZ Corporationen Convent Zürich – the Zurich student fraternities' umbrella association
HELVETIA Swiss Student Association HELVETIA, Zurich
Manessia Turicensis Student fraternity Manessia
Neu-Welfen Academic fraternity Neu-Welfen
Neuzofingia Academic fraternity Neuzofingia
Rhenania Zurich Academic fraternity Rhenania Zurich
Rodensteiner Singing fraternity Rodensteiner
SSS Swiss Students Shooting Club
StGV Zurich Singing Students
Tigurinia Corps Tigurinia
Tulingia turicensis Active corporation Tulingia turicensis
Turicia Academic Student Association Turicia
Utonia Academic "Turnerschaft" (gymnastic association) Utonia
Welfen Welfen academic fraternity
Zofingia Zürich Zofingia student fraternity, Zurich