Offer for UAS, UTE and CHE first semester students
Most colleges of higher education, universities of applied sciences and universities of teacher education have a mandatory laptop requirement. Students in the first semester must obtain a suitable work device for their field of study in time for installation days or introduction courses, which take place in the weeks before lectures begin. Please check the information provided by your college or university.
In the fall semester, we open the sale for first semester students of UAS, UTE and CHE three weeks earlier than for all other students. Only laptop models that are available from stock can be ordered. The offer is adjusted to the hardware requirements of the colleges and universities. This is especially relevant for technical courses, as they have higher hardware requirements.
There is no pre-sale during the spring semester. You can purchase during the regular Neptun wave spring, which opens one week before classes begin. Please note the delivery time indicated for each laptop model.
Which laptop models are available for order?
FAQ about the Offer
Upcoming Sales Dates
Neptun Wave Spring 2023: February 13 - March 13
Presale fall 2023: August 14 - August 28
Neptun Wave Fall 2023: Setember 4 - October 2
In the fall semester, we will open the sale for you three weeks earlier than for all other students. You will have a limited model selection during two sales weeks, but these laptop models will be available from stock. There is no pre-sale during the spring semester. You can order during the regular Neptun Wave Spring, which opens one week before classes begin. Please note the indicated delivery time of the desired laptop model.
Upper secondary school students in their final year can take advantage of the BYOD offer for the upper secondary level opening in June 2022.
Compared to the pre-sale, you have a larger selection of laptop models in the regular Neptun Waves in the spring or fall semester, but not all devices are available from stock. Please note the delivery time indicated for each laptop model. Laptop models are featured under hardware two weeks prior to each sale opening.
The offer is open to all UAS, UTE and CHE first semesters with laptop obligation. The following universities and colleges have received ordering instructions including a code for their students: BFH, PHBern, FFHS, FHNW, HFTM, HSLU, OST, PHBE, PHGR, PHLU, PHSZ, PHZH, Teko, ZHAW
Other interested universities are welcome to contact us via email. If your university or college is not on the list, but you would like to buy a laptop, forward us your admission or enrollment confirmation via email. We will send you the code immediately.
You need a code to access the online stores. We communicate the code to the participating universities of applied sciences, universities of teacher education and colleges of higher education at an early stage. They will forward the code to the new students. If you have not received a code as a first-semester student, send us an email with your confirmation of enrollment or admission to studies and we will send you the code back immediately.
You can choose between a few different laptop models, which are available from stock. A list of available laptop models will be published on this page in due time. All laptops are orderable while stocks last. If a laptop model is sold out, we immediately remove it from the offer, so that there is no misunderstanding about the delivery.
Yes, we also offer laptop models that are explicitly suitable for technical fields of study with more or less high requirements. Your university specifies the minimum hardware requirements, please refer to the equipment recommendations and any other specifications before purchasing.
If you have chosen a technical field of study, please pay attention to the description texts and specifications of the individual laptops when choosing a laptop. If you use CAD software in your studies (Siemens NX, Dassault, Vectorworks, ARCHICAD), then only those laptop models that have a professional, certified graphics card are suitable.
If you are not sure which laptop is suitable for your course, you can contact us via email.
Most universities of applied sciences and universities of teacher education specify a laptop as a work device. Please check the hardware requirements of your university or college before purchasing. We recommend iPads or tables in general as secondary devices, for note taking.
Our showroom is located at the ETHZ Campus Hönggerberg, come by and let us assist you to choose the right device. If this is too far away for you, you can send us all your questions via email, we will reply within 24 hours.
The laptop should serve you well for at least a bachelor's degree. Therefore, a 3-year international warranty is included with all devices. If you need assistance with a warranty claim or support after the warranty has expired, our Help Points at ETHZ, the University of Basel, the University of Lucerne and the vonRoll Hochschulzentrum Berne will be happy to assist you.