About Jungian International Training Zurich

Jungian International Training Zurich (Formally, The Foundation for International Jungian Psychoanalytic Training in Zurich) was created in 2008 by several members of AGAP (Association of Graduates in Analytical Psychology, member society of the International Association for Analytical Psychology) in the United States, Canada and Switzerland who wanted a vehicle through which they and others would be able to provide tax-deductible financial support (donations, sponsorships and annual givings) to the full-time, English language Jungian psychoanalytic training in Zurich. This type of training has been an historical tradition in Zurich since 1948, and is maintained today by the International School of Analytical Psychology (ISAPZURICH), the training institute founded by AGAP in 2004.

The foundation is a tax-exempt US Code 501(c)(3) corporation, which makes contributions, donations, sponsorships etc. given by US citizens and residents, and foreign nationals to the extent of their US-generated income, tax deductible.

Please consider contributing to this important mission by designating a donation or sponsorship to our students, ensuring that our faculty can produce the next generation of Jungian analysts.

Read our Mission Statement

This foundation is organized exclusively for charitable, educational, religious, or scientific purposes within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, or such other provisions of Minnesota or Federal law as may from time to time be applicable. This corporation shall not be operated for profit but shall be operated exclusively for charitable purposes. The specific purposes of this corporation are to support and conduct non-partisan research, education, informational and fundraising activities for the continued full-time training of candidates for the diploma in Analytical Psychology at English language training institutes in Switzerland that are members of the International Association for Analytical Psychology, and to engage in such other activities described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Code as determined appropriate by the Board of Directors.

All of the work of this corporation shall be carried on, and all funds of this corporation, whether income or principal and whether acquired by gift or contribution or otherwise, shall be used and applied exclusively for charitable, educational, religious, or scientific purposes directly or indirectly benefiting this corporation, and in such manner that no part of the net earnings of this corporation will in any event inure to the benefit of any officer or director of this corporation or of any other corporation, organization, foundation, fund or institution, or any other individual (except that reasonable compensation may be paid for services rendered to or for this corporation in furtherance of one or more of its purposes, and except also that individuals may benefit from grants, scholarships, fellowships and similar payments or contributions made for charitable, educational, religious or scientific purposes in furtherance of the objects and purposes of this corporation which are otherwise permitted under the Code and regulations issued thereunder).


Full-time Analytical Training

Years of full-time immersion in Analytical Psychology is a life-changing experience. All AGAP members to date have experienced this and recall their years in Zurich with fondness and gratitude – as well as with an occasional flinch for the financial hardships endured. AGAP, through its training program in Zurich (ISAP) continues to keep this tradition alive for its full-time candidates as well as for others who seek professional enhancement or personal fulfillment by exposing themselves to the richness and depth of its atmosphere for a more limited time.

Zurich training has never been easy financially for foreign candidates. Now inflation, the decline in the value of the dollar compared to European currencies, and a general increase in tension and financial pressures have forced many Americans to consider training in Zurich an impossibility, or they have had to leave Zurich before graduating. AGAP’s faculty at ISAP has labored mightily and without complaint to deal with these difficult economic and planning realities, while at the same time keeping alive the fire for this unique form of analytic training that many feel greatly benefits the world of Jungian psychoanalysis worldwide.

Did You Know?

  • Training at ISAPZURICH costs US$ 6,200 per year in tuition alone, and training for 4 years (counting tuition, analysis and supervision) costs around US$ 53,200, not including living expenses. While working part-time in Switzerland is now allowed with a residence permit, the undertaking is daunting.
  • ISAPZURICH participants (i.e. training analysts) regularly contribute to training by teaching for a mere symbolic financial compensation via a point system.
  • The current historical building housing ISAPZURICH in the middle of the city, valued by students and analysts alike, serves as an important ‘second home’ and container for full immersion training to students from over 25 countries but brings with it a heavy rent payment.
The members of this Foundation share the conviction that the type of training and deep psychological formation offered at ISAPZURICH is even more important today and for tomorrow than it has been in the past. We are therefore dedicated to making its continuation possible for many who otherwise could not afford to consider this option. To this end, we ask for your help in securing the future of ISAPZURICH for the generations of Jungian psychoanalysts to come in the 21st Century. Your contributions will directly help international students who otherwise could not afford to train at ISAPZURICH by making scholarships and loans available to them and will also assist in providing the resources (facilities, library, staff) necessary for their adequate training.