Although its origins date back to 1968, Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW) was established in 2007 after the merging of four established, independent universities. The School of Management and Law (SML) located in Winterthur, is AACSB accredited and offers advanced, interdisciplinary education programs at a demanding academic level.
With around 9,500 students the ZHAW School of Management and Law (SML) is one of Switzerland’s largest business schools. It is currently the only business school of a Swiss university of applied sciences to feature in the prestigious Financial Times rankings. The SML’s main principle is “Building Competence. Crossing Borders.” and offers students high quality educational programmes that reflects the institution’s global mindset.
Programmes of study
DMU’s exchange agreement with ZHAW allows students enrolled on the following programmes to study abroad:
Modules will be available in English and further information about the study options can be found here. Exchange students will be required to follow a full programme of study for the academic year based at ZHAW School of Management and Law.
Learn more about campus activities and events
There is plenty to see and do in Winterthur, such as the Old Town, Christmas market and Albanifest, Europe’s largest annual city festival. Winterthur is incredibly well connected to Zurich so there are plenty of things to explore there also, and Switzerland’s location allows for travel to other European countries.
From Aikido to Zumba, the ASVZ (Academic Sports Association Zurich) offers over 120 different sports in Winterthur and Zurich as an active way to achieve a healthy work-life balance. Students can benefit from an extensive infrastructure with modern sports equipment as well as knowledgeable, professional supervision. The ASVZ membership is free for our exchange students.
Find out more about Student Life and other important information in the Incoming Student Brochure.
Travel & accommodation
Visas & insurance
Living costs in Switzerland are higher than those in the UK. We recommend that you do further independent research to gain a better understanding of the cost of your year abroad. To help you, we have a created a simple cost comparison between the UK and Switzerland: