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I need help!


Be it missed deadlines, excessive strain from your studies, problems within your family or in the shared flat, or perhaps a broken heart over a past relationship: At Nightline, the telephone hotline for Zurich students, small and large concerns are heard.

With us you can talk and write confidentially and anonymously about everything that's on your mind. No matter if you just want to get something off your chest or if your world is collapsing right now - we are there for you!

You can of course also contact us if you have a study-related problem, another random question, or if just want to chat a little.


With professional help, difficult phases in life, burdens while studying or conflicts during the doctorate can be overcome more easily. We provide you with competent support - even in acute crises. The counseling center is open to all students and doctoral candidates at the University of Zurich and ETH Zurich. The consultations are free and confidential. The discussions can be held in German, English, French and Polish. We are there for you from Monday to Friday, also during the semester and Easter holidays.


You will receive appointments by email.

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LGBT+ HelpLine

The LGBT+ Helpline is aimed at all people who have questions about the queer environment - regardless of their own sexual orientation or gender identity.


If you are a victim of homophobic and transphobic violence, they are available online 24 hours a day. If, on the other hand, you would like to have a regular counselling talk on LGBT+ issues, they are available Monday to Thursday, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. on 0800 133 133 (free of charge from all over Switzerland).

LGBTIQ: Advice at the UZH

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The Equal Opportunities and Diversity department is available to all UZH members for general information and advice in connection with the topics of gender identity and sexual orientation.

Personal advice

We support all UZH members in situations of suspected discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.

Process consulting

We advise and support institutes, departments and faculties that want to create an LGBTIQ-friendly study and working environment.



Personen, die mit einer studienerschwerenden Beeinträchtigung leben, können bei der UZH ein Nachteilsausgleich (NTA) beantragen.

Uns ist es wichtig, dass alle betroffenen Personen über diese Möglichkeit informiert sind. Folgt dem untenstehenden Link, um direkt auf die Seite der UZH zu gelangen.

Protection from sexual harassment

All members of the UZH should treat each other with respect. For the protection of all, it is nevertheless of great importance that it is clearly stated by means of regulations that sexual harassment is prohibited and will not be tolerated under any circumstances.

Family at UZH

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«Family at UZH» is the comprehensive family portal of the UZH. Here you will find helpful and interesting information about the compatibility of work, studies and family at the university.


The publisher of the site is die Equality and Diversity Department.

Eine Unterseite von "Familie an der UZH".

Das Netzwerk Parents@UZH ist für alle Personen an der UZH, welche sich den Austausch mit anderen Elternteilen wünschen.



The students of the Faculty of Science help each other. Its much easier to learn in unison!

The principle of the project is very simple: Higher semesters help lower semesters - free of charge.

The free tutoring is aimed at all students who have questions in chemistry / biochemistry / biology / physics / practical chemistry & biochemistry or mathematics.


In this semester, tutoring takes place twice a week during the semester.


Your study association

The study associations play an extremely important role at UZH. Many committed students act as representatives of their subject beyond their studies. They tend to be very knowledgeable and offer valuable advice and help - or if they can't, they know where to get the info. So if you need help, your study association is always a reliable point of contact.


In case your subject does not have a study association, you can also found one yourself or revive it.

But we don't have one!

If you don't have one, start one. Our Impulsfabrik will be happy to help you.


Cantonal recommendations

The canton of Zurich has listed various counselling and contact points on its website. It may be worthwhile to take a look at them.

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