Family and Education Allowances (Family Benefits)

Professors at UZH may apply to the Professorships Department
for family benefits for their children.

What To Do

To enable us to review your entitlement to family benefits, please complete the SVA’s «employee application form» (German), sign it, and send it with the necessary enclosures to the Professorships Department.

Changes to your entitlement to the allowance (e.g. should your child begin a vocational training course) must also be reported to the Professorships Department, using the SVA’s «employee change reporting form» (German).

Family benefits are paid out by UZH with your monthly salary.

Family benefits are paid as follows (as at February 2016):

a) Child allowance

  • Up to the end of the month in which the child has their 12th birthday:
    CHF 200 per month, per child;
  • From the age of 12 up to the end of the month in which the child has their 16th birthday: CHF 250 per month, per child.
  • If the child is unable to earn a living (Art. 7 Federal Act on the General Aspects of Social Security Law), the allowance is paid out until their 20th birthday.

b) Education allowance:

  • From the end of the month in which the child has their 16th birthday until they have completed their education or training, but until no later than the end of the month in which they have their 25th birthday. CHF 250 per month, per child.