The University has many cafeterias and café-bars which are also open to employees. There are usually three different prices – the price for students, the price for employees and the price for members of the public.

Most employees are entitled to a Lunch-Check Card which can be used as payment in over 8,000 participating restaurants all over Switzerland. The University of Zurich makes a contribution to employees' lunch costs via the Lunch-Check card.
Lunch-Check Card

Sports and Leisure

The Academic Sports Association Zurich (ASVZ) offers a range of exciting sports, providing the perfect way to unwind from work (membership currently costs CHF 210 per year, free for apprentices). The ASVZ quiet room in the University tower (city campus) provides space for rest and relaxation.
Relax Uniturm (in German)

Employees and up to three guests can get 15% off entry to Alpamare, Switzerland’s largest water park (on presentation of the staff ID card).

Hardware and Software

The Information Technology department offers Apple Mac Books and PC laptops of various brands for employees to purchase at low prices for private use.
Neptun: Laptops for Students, Employees and Alumni

PCs, Macs, laptops, printers and other equipment can also be purchased cheaply at

Studyhouse sells software at reasonable prices:


UZH members can take out a mobile subscription with digitec connect at special rates.


Parking, Mobility Car-Sharing and Car Rental

Employees who need to use a car to get to work can request a parking permit. Parking spaces may be rented on a short-term basis or indefinitely (longer than three months). Parking spaces are allocated according to a list of priorities and, depending on the location, there may be a waiting list.
Parking Management

Employees benefit from special conditions with various car sharing and car rental companies.
Car Rental


On the marketplace platform of UZH Alumni, employees can search for or place free adverts for reasonably priced accommodation.
UZH Alumni marketplace

The Housing Office UZH/ETH Zurich provides an accommodation search portal as well as information about living in Zurich.
Housing Office UZH/ETH Zurich