Fees

Fees and contributions

Description Cost
Registration for admissions procedure CHF 100
Enrolment fee for BA and MA degree programmes * CHF 100
Admission examination CHF 200
Direct admission to higher semesters CHF 200
Semester fee CHF 720 per semester
Semester fee for students on leave** CHF 300 per semester
Additional semester fee payable by students legally domiciled outside Switzerland CHF 500 per semester
Contribution to ASVZ sports programme CHF 30 per semester
Contribution to the student organisation VSZHAW CHF 12 per semester

* Candidates admitted under the admissions procedure who then enroll for the next available degree programme are not required to pay this enrolment fee.

** Students on leave pay for E-mail account, Campuscard, library service and general administration. In return, these students are exempt from paying the semester tuition fee.

Additional costs

Additional costs for books, photocopies, etc. are generally somewhere between CHF 50 and CHF 150 per semester, though the exact figure can vary substantially from one student to the next.

Payment terms

  • Payment of fees: Invoices and information on payment terms are sent to students at the beginning of each semester.
  • Termination of studies: All cancellations of enrolment must be made in writing; non-written cancellation is not valid. Cancellation must be submitted by 31 July at the latest for the Autumn semester and by 31 January at the latest for the Spring semester. In the case of any cancellation received after these dates, full course fees must be paid.

Grants and scholarships

Additional information on grants and scholarships, and explanations of the scholarship system of the Canton of Zurich (available in German only).