Project Fund

With the project fund, VERSO supports projects and events of students. Such events should benefit a larger part of the student body. The criteria for funding eligibility can be found in the VERSO regulations document (included below). At least 5000 Swiss francs are available per semester and the current account balance can be provided upon request. Applications for support can be made by all ZHdK students.

Legal Advice

Do you need support in a recourse procedure? Do you have copyright questions about your project? Or would you like to have an employment contract checked?

The Association of Students of the University of Zurich has a legal advice centre which can be used by ZHdK students for a contribution of CHF 5. Further information can be found on the VSUZH website. The Zurich University of Applied Sciences also offers support from law students. Further information on the free legal advice offered by the ZHAW can be found at:

VERSO recommends students who wish to obtain legal advice to consult VSUZH's legal advice office. ZHdK's legal service can only inform students about procedures. It cannot represent student concerns in legal disputes within ZHdK.

Subsidies & Grants

In the course of their studies, many students are confronted with financial setbacks. Students may have project ideas that can only be realised with external financial resources.

 This leaflet gives an overview of organizations that can be contacted. On the last page, you will find links to legal bases, advice and funding agencies, and to ZHdK's database of foundations.

Objection & Recourse

ZHdK students have two ways of appealing against a decision by the university concerning their studies. Via objection, a university-internal legal remedy, students can appeal against university decisions which significantly affect their personal course of study. This applies in particular to the results of admission or final examinations. In contrast to an objection, a recourse only contests procedural errors, not the subject matter or content of decisions. The recourse procedure entails legal means external to the university.


Leaflet Objection / Recourse (DE) Download

Resolving Problems

During their studies, students may come across structural, organisational, or content-related problems.

Akut-Teams (teams focusing on specific issues), enable students to get involved without committing to the student organization on a long-term basis. Akut-Team members do not have to be active at VERSO; all students are invited to get involved in improving student life.

Akut-Teams may bring up issues, concerning the university in general or specific to a department, degree programme, specialisation, or practical field. VERSO provides coaching to help Akut-Teams effectively address pressing issues.

Benefit from VERSO coaching and successfully navigate your way through the university jungle. Contact us with your request so that we can find the right coaching for your Akut-Team!

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Of course, you can also contact any of the university's services in this regard. You can find them on the Intranet under Respect now!