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Registration deadline: 30 April
Entrance examination for professional aptitude: Calendar weeks 46 to 23
Start of the course: September (calendar week 38)
Target group and entry requirements
The Master of Science in Nursing is open to people with a strong interest in patient-oriented research questions who want to expand their nursing expertise and help shape the development of nursing care. The study programme is therefore suitable for persons who enjoy analytical thinking, have good problem-solving skills and are happy to systematically develop evidence-based nursing knowledge and new concepts for nursing practice. A high degree of independent learning and working is just as essential as a good knowledge of English.
- Bachelor degree in Nursing
- former diploma in nursing and higher education training in care level II
- former diploma in nursing and further advanced training with proof of competencies at undergraduate level in scientific work, clinical assessment and English
- Master of Advanced Studies and Diploma in Nursing
Costs and expenses
|Registration fee for admission process||once||CHF 100.–|
|Enrolment fee for Bachelor's and Master's programmes ||once||CHF 100.–|
|Tuition fees for Bachelor's and Master's programmes ||per semester||CHF 720.–|
|Fixed charge for students on leave of absence ||per semester||CHF 300.–|
|Additional tuition fees for students who are not Swiss residents ||per semester||CHF 500.–|
|Membership of the Academic Sports Association Zurich (ASVZ)||per semester||CHF 30.–|
|Membership of the ZHAW Students Association (VSZHAW)||per semester||CHF 12.–|
|Fees for guest auditors (depending on the number of courses attended)||per semester||CHF 100.– to 600.–|
 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.
 According to §4 of the regulations on tuition fees
 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).
 Additional tuition fee paid by all students who come to Switzerland for the purposes of studying and who are not officially resident in Switzerland at the start of their programme. This applies only to new students with effect from the autumn semester 2012.
|Entrance examination on professional aptitude||one-off expense||CHF 200.-|
|Flat rate for lecture notes||each semester||CHF 35.-|
|Registration of documents with the Swiss Red Cross
||one-off expense||CHF 130.-|
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.