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Detailed administrative information on the bachelor degree programme in Midwifery at a glance.

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Target group and entry requirements

The course is open to midwives who enjoy analytical thinking, have excellent problem-solving skills and are interested in the development of midwifery-specific knowledge and new concepts in obstetrical practice. You have a high level of readiness for self-directed learning and working and are willing to travel within the German-speaking part of Switzerland to attend lectures at our partner universities.

Formal requirements:

  • Bachelor in Midwifery from a home or foreign university
  • College degree in midwifery with additional qualifications (i.e. holders of qualifications awarded in the 1990s by professional colleges that later became universities of applied sciences may contact the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) to obtain a UAS title on the basis of their previously awarded qualifications).
  • Good knowledge of scientific work and clinical assessment
  • Good knowledge of English

Registration and admission procedures

If you are applying for a place at ZHAW and meet the above requirements, you will be invited to a compulsory interview to assess your professional aptitude as part of the entrance examination. We assess your conceptual competency, specialist subject knowledge, methodology and self-competency as well as your ability to reflect.

Costs and expenses

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 30.–
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] Registration fee for admission process Master PREFS is CHF 600.–
[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 Professions 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. See Fact Sheet for Applicants from Abroad

Additional costs

Item Recurrence Fees
Entrance examination on professional aptitude one-off expense CHF 200.-
Registration of documents with the Swiss Red Cross one-off expense CHF 130.-
Flat rate for lecture notes each semester CHF 35.--

Notebook computer

You must have your own personal notebook computer for your studies financed at your own expense. Particular notebook specifications will be provided to you before the start of the course. ZHAW also supports you with the procurement of the notebook. You will be informed about the specific notebook configurations when you start your studies. With Virtual Private Network (VPN), you can establish a secure connection to ZHAW via an unsecured Internet connection, enabling you to use the IT infrastructure at any time.


  • Registration : 1 October 2021 - 30 April 2022.
  • Entrance examination for professional aptitude: Starting May
  • Start of the course: September (calendar week 38)
  • Duration of study: 6 semesters part-time