Swissloop offers students the unique opportunity to gain practical experiences during their studies. Founded by students at ETH Zurich to advance research into high-speed transport systems and to represent Switzerland in Elon Musk’s „SpaceX Hyperloop Competition“, students design, build and test a complete and functioning Hyperloop prototype within the scope of one year, in close contact with the industry. The experience of developing a product from A to Z is accompanied by personal development with valuable team work, making friends sharing the same interests and taking part in international events, e.g. the “European Hyperloop Week”, meeting similar student teams from all around the world.

Discovery Semester

The Discovery Semester is a project in which refugees and asylum seekers with an academic background can attend lectures at the ETH Zürich free of charge. They (mentees) are accompanied by students from ETH (mentors). The program provides insights into student life and by attending lectures, one can get to know an ETH study program. Besides this, diverse Discovery Semester events make it possible to establish valuable contacts and offer the opportunity to practice German language skills.


The Academic Surfclub is an inter-university club network that connects active surfing students and alumni with people interested in sports. We are divided into sections, which operate at various universities in Switzerland. The offer is aimed at students who are enrolled at a university and are interested in surfing, have always wanted to try it and/or can identify with the surf lifestyle. The association enriches the daily routine at the universities with exciting events, with the now legendary Academic Surfcamp in late summer being the highlight.


The Mental Wellbeing Community (MeWell) is a student organization with the focus on providing both professional and community-focused activities around raising awareness of mental wellbeing and fighting metal health stigma at the universities in Zurich.
MeWell’s goal is a mental health-positive culture at the universities in Zurich, where all students and academic workers participate in a mental-health normalized culture, supportive of each other’s mental health, and know where to find mental help.


The SVZ “Studentischer Verein Zürich” is a student organization that provides a platform for members of scholarship foundations and students interested in scholarships in Zurich.
Currently, we consist of members of the “Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes” and the “Schweizerische Studienstiftung”.
Events include networking events, a yearly christmas party as well as information events for students that are interested in applying for a merit-based scholarship.

Cyber Group

Cyber Group – ETH Student Initiative’s mission is to foster cybersecurity enthusiasm among ETH students. They promote participation at selected cyber competitions and build, prepare, and coach participating teams from all academic backgrounds. In their Open Ports, cyber experts share current hot topics, give insights into career choices, and shed light on real-life challenges in interactive workshops and talks. Once a year, they organize a networking event with keynote speakers.


ARIS brings together students from Swiss universities fascinated by space exploration. We are designing, manufacturing and testing our own rockets which will, at the end of a cycle, participate in the Spaceport America Cup to compete against teams from all over the world. Not only do we build rockets, but we also embrace the personal development of our members and the involvement of our partners. Students improve their knowledge and abilities while contributing to a prestigious endeavor.

Analytics Club

The Analytics Club at ETH (ACE) is a student organization for all who are interested in data science and analytics. The club organizes workshops and lectures with companies, participates in data science competitions and networks students to promote exchange and mutual learning. In addition, the Analytics Club offers members a git repo with data science materials, best practices for sample projects and links to further resources.


The students’ newspaper «Zürcher Studierendenzeitung» was founded in 1923 as «Zürcher Student». Many have since learned the ins and outs of journalism during their time with Switzerland’s biggest students’ newspaper, thereby paving their way for a career in journalism. There’s a good chance of coming across a former ZS-contributor when reading a daily newspaper today. “ZS”, the paper for Uni and ETH, keeps students of both institutions up to date on political and cultural events at both universities as well as in the city of Zurich. A subscription for ETH-students is free.


The Croatian Students Association was founded in 2019 for the networking of Croatian students. The purpose of our association is to bring together students interested in Croatian culture and community, to promote exchange between members and to support and implement projects for the development of the Croatian community.