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Registration and deadlines for the MSc in Occupational Therapy

Detailed administrative information on the European Master’s degree programme in Occupational Therapy at a glance.

Target group and entry requirements

The Master of Science in Occupational Therapy is aimed at occupational therapists who are interested in a deeper understanding of occupational therapy theories and concepts and keen to expand their knowledge of research methods and occupational science.

Entry requirements

For further details, see the Hogeschool van Amsterdam website:

Individual study guidance

Are you interested in a European Master of Science in Occupational Therapy? What is the best path for you? How can you combine the MSc study programme with your work life? What can you expect from the European Master of Science in Occupational Therapy? What opportunities does this degree open up for you? We are happy to advise you, free of charge and without obligation.

Study guidance for the MSc in Occupational Therapy

Study guidance MSc in Occupational Therapy

If you have any administrative questions concerning your Master’s degree programme, please contact the Programme Secretariat by email.

If you have any administrative questions concerning your Master’s degree programme, please contact the Programme Secretariat by email.

MSc Programme Secretariat

Telephone: +41 (0)58 934 43 01


Applications can be submitted from 1 October for the following year via the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences English language website. Application deadline: 1 May for enrolment in the same year.

Further Information and online application

Costs and expenses

Students residing in Switzerland are enrolled at Zurich University of Applied Sciences and pay tuition in Switzerland. Additional one-off enrolment and examination fees, travel, and accommodation costs will be incurred by each institution. Students residing in another country are enrolled at Hogeschool van Amsterdam and pay tuition fee. For details, please visit:

Applicants from abroad should apply at Hogeschool van Amsterdam. Please refer to:

Cost overview

Description Frequency Cost
Registration fee for admission process [1] once CHF 100.–
Enrolment fee for Bachelor's and Master's programmes [2] once CHF 100.–
Tuition fees for Bachelor's and Master's programmes [3] per semester CHF 720.–
Fixed charge for students on leave of absence [4] per semester CHF 300.–
Additional tuition fees for students who are not Swiss residents [5] per semester CHF 500.–
Membership of the Academic Sports Association Zurich (ASVZ) per semester CHF 35.–
Membership of the ZHAW Students Association (Alias) per semester CHF 20.–
Fees for guest auditors (depending on the number of courses attended) per semester CHF 100.– to 600.–

[1] Fee according to § 2 ordinance on tuition fees 
[2] Applicants are exempt from paying the registration fee for the admissions process if they pass the admissions assessment/test and enrol for the next available programme start date.
[3] According to §4 of the regulations on tuition fees
[4] According to § 25, paragraph 5 of the general examination regulations for Bachelor's and Master's programmes at the ZHAW, students on leave of absence are exempt from paying tuition fees. According to the regulations on fees and contributions (in German), they pay a fixed charge per semester of CHF 300.– to cover their e-mail account, campus card, use of the University Library and general administration costs. This fixed charge also applies to students on the Bachelor’s programmes at the School of Health Sciences who attend the additional module C and to students who do delay the completion of their programme (e.g. by postponing submission of their thesis).
[5] Under Swiss law, non-Swiss nationals who come to Switzerland to study are not considered residents of Switzerland (Art. 23 Swiss Civil Code). In addition to the regular tuition fee, they pay an additional tuition fee of CHF 500.– during the entire duration of their studies (even if they move their official place of residence to Switzerland after commencing their studies). Official residency under civil law is not possible if the residence permit was issued for study/educational purposes.

Additional costs

Item Recurrence Fees
Registration of documents with the Swiss Red Cross one-off expense CHF 130
Graduates of BSc in Occupational Therapy at ZHAW:
Attested copies of the diploma and diploma supplement *
one-off expense CHF 60

* according to regulations and fees in undergraduate teaching and continuing education

Notebook computer

You will need a notebook for your studies, which you will have to purchase yourself. Notebook specifications will be provided to you before the start of the programme. ZHAW will also support you in purchasing your notebook. You will be informed about the specific notebook configurations at the start of your studies. The Virtual Private Network (VPN) provides a secure connection to ZHAW even if you have an unsecured Internet connection, enabling you to use the IT infrastructure at any time.