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Detailed administrative information on the European master 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 ergotherapeutic theories and concepts, in expanding their knowledge of research methods and studying occupational science.

Entry requirements

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

Free study counselling

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 counselling MSc in Occupational Therapy

Claudia Galli

If you have administrative questions concerning your master degree programme, please contact the Programme Secretary directly by email.

MSc Programme Secretariat

Telephone: +41 (0)58 934 43 01

Application European MSc in Occupational Therapy

All candidates have to apply on the website of the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences. Enrolment requests for the following year can be submitted starting from October 1st. Submission deadline is May 1st.

Further Information and online application

Costs and expenses

Students residing in Switzerland are enrolled at Zurich University of Applied Sciences and pay the tuition fee in Switzerland. Additional one-off enrolment and examination fees, travel and accommodation costs will be incurred at each campus. Students residing in other countries are enrolled at the Hogeschool van Amsterdam and pay a tuition fee there. See

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 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
Registration of documents with the Swiss Red Cross one-off expense CHF 130.-
Graduates from 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 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.