Offers and benefits

From childcare to car sharing – there is a range of offers and benefits available to ETH Zurich employees which are designed to make their work and life easier.

Offering childcare tailored to individual requirements is essential for an attractive university. Hello Kids! provides (expectant) parents help in finding a suitable childcare place in the city of Zurich or at place of residence. ETH Zurich subsidises the costs of childcare at facilities in the Zurich university area (external pagekihz, KIKRI Zentrum, external pageIrchelkrippe). The level of subsidy depends on the parents’ income. In accordance with the guidelines on DownloadFinancial support for babies’ nursery places (PDF, 302 KB) (German), parents with babies (children aged under 18 months) who are not looked after by family members can apply for reimbursement of the difference in cost between a baby’s nursery place and an infant’s nursery place. 

To maintain its status as one of the world’s leading universities in the long term, ETH Zurich sets itself ambitious performance targets. This is not just important in terms of education and research – it equally applies to the high standard of training of ETH Zurich members in all areas. Generous support is provided for training and continuing education activities which are undertaken in conjunction with work or which help enhance employability.

Language courses at various levels are available for attractive prices at the external pageLanguage Center of the University of Zurich and ETH Zurich.

There is a diverse range of catering facilities available, with more than a dozen canteens and cafés serving lunchtime meals and snacks. Members of ETH Zurich benefit from discounted prices.

Health is a precious commodity. Starting our day with a healthy routine has a positive impact on our work and vice versa our work often affects our health.

Health promotion focuses on personal responsibility – ETH Zurich supports you with various offers

The external pageASVZ offers a range of sporting activities, with more than 120 sports and other services available to ETH Zurich members for a minimal semester fee.

The ETH-Library is one of the largest libraries in Switzerland and the central university library of ETH Zurich. It also performs the task of a national centre for scientific information. ETH Library focuses particularly on supplying electronic information to university members and providing other services related to publishing and archiving, which are largely provided free of charge to members of ETH Zurich. 

In order to use the services of the ETH Library, you must  will be glad to help if you have any further questions.

Staff with a level of employment of at least 50% who are employed for at least six months are entitled to a free Half-Fare travelcard or a 25% contribution towards the cost of a GA travelcard.

ETH Zurich employees with an ETH card, a driving licence which is valid in Switzerland and a confirmation of residence can try out the Mobility car sharing scheme in a free four-month trial. The annual Mobility subscription is available to ETH Zurich employees for a discounted price.

In addition to their compulsory accident insurance, ETH Zurich employees can also opt to take out private supplementary insurance from AXA with attractive premiums. Amongst other things, this covers any additional costs for hospital treatment on a semi-private or private ward and any expenses incurred as a result of an accident abroad which are not covered by compulsory insurance. It also provides benefits in the event of disability or death.

For private coverage of accident risks, we recommend that you join the cost-effective group insurance of ETH Zurich with AXA.

To the protected pagedetailed information and the Downloadregistration form (German) (PDF, 239 KB)

Employees receive a discount on certain health insurance products as of 1.1.2020.


Supplementary insurance product HOSPITA: 10% discount


Supplementary insurance products with up to 10% discount. Go to the external pagepremium calculator.

ETH Zurich would like to remain in active contact with its retirees and encourages them to continue to take part in ETH Zurich life. Various opportunities are offered for this, be it at events or on excursions. The external pageZurich Technical Society (Technische Gesellschaft Zürich) and the ETH Zurich Pensioners' Association (Pensionierten-Vereinigung) also offer some great opportunities to stay in touch with ETH and ETH members.

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