The VSETH (German: Verband der Studierenden an der ETH, English: Association of Students at the ETH) is organised as an union. Since 1862 it represents the students at ETH.

Its organisation is similiar to the Swiss political system and to the ETH. The ETH Rectorate and the departments can be compared to the VSETH board and the study associations, which represent the students.

In addition to the student representation, the study associations offer several services such as excursions, career fairs, BBQs and many more. Multidisciplinary events and services are offered by the VSETH commitees and organisations. From cinema shows, sports tournaments, debate contests to development programs, parties and the cheapest printing service in Switzerland – the variety of student offers is vast.

The VSETH also provides several student organisations with infrastructure and if necessary financial support.

Discovery semester for refugees

The project “Discovery semester for refugees” (Deutsch: Schnuppersemester Für Flüchtlinge) aims to enroll refugees in the ETH auditing program for the fall semester 2016. Who is this program meant for? The program is directed at asylum seekers and refugees with an academic background, who have already started or finished studies in a technical or scientific field in their home country Read More

VSETH-Agenda layouting competition

Are you a passionate layouter? This september, it is time for the new VSETH agenda. The free schedule (6’000 samples) is very popular among many ETH students.We need your help: Send us your proposal for the hardcover design. It is worth the effort: The winner of the competition gets 200 CHF! Deadline: 30.06.2016 Format: A6, minimum 300 dpi To: We Read More

Activity Fair

Do you want to know what else is going on in Zurich next to your studies? Next week, the activity fair takes place, the exhibition of student organisations, commissions and further services. You can learn for example about the rich offer in sport courses, about free film series and dancing courses or about the best possibility to grab a cool Read More

We have a new board!

Since Monday, September 24th, the VSETH has a new board! We are looking forward to an exciting year, filled with many projects and events! If you want to meet us, stop by our office (CAB E 23) or write us an email to vseth [at] We are looking forward to your visit and are available for any queries or coffee. Our Read More

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