Fees

Fees and contributions

MA in Applied Linguistics

Description Fee
Registration fee for admission process [1] CHF 100
Enrolment fee for MA programme [2] CHF 100
Aptitude test [3] CHF 200 per specialisation
Tuition fee [4] CHF 720 per semester
Fixed charge for students on leave of absence [5] CHF 300 per semester
Additional fee for students who are not Swiss residents CHF 500 per semester
Membership of the Academic Sports Association Zurich (ASVZ) CHF 30 per semester
Membership of the ZHAW Students' Association (VSZHAW) CHF 12 per semester
Fees for guest auditors (depending on number of courses attended) CHF 100-600 per semester

[1] The fee is payable even if a candidate withdraws from the admission process.

[2] Candidates are exempt from paying the enrolment fee if they pass the admission process and enrol for the next available programme start date.

[3] This includes the fee for the language test. It is payable if a candidate completes the language test and subsequently withdraws from the aptitude test by the deadline.

[4] In accordance with §4 of the regulations on tuition fees.

[5] Students on leave of absence are exempt from paying the tuition fee in accordance with § 25 paragraph 5 of the General Academic Regulations for Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes at the Zurich University of Applied Sciences. They pay a fixed charge of CHF 300 per semester to cover their email account, campus card, use of the University Library and general administration costs in accordance with the regulations on fees and contributions.

Interpreting preparation course

The one-semester interpreting preparation course is optional. However, it is highly recommended for candidates wishing to take the aptitude test for the MA specialisation in Conference Interpreting.

Description Fee
Application fee CHF 200
Interpreting preparation course (1 semester) CHF 3500

Additional costs

Students on the MA in Applied Linguistics are required to buy a notebook/laptop. 

Payment of tuition fees in case of withdrawal from the programme

Students who give written notice of withdrawal from the programme to master.linguistik@zhaw.ch by the end of calendar week 3 are exempt from paying the tuition fee for the first semester. The tuition fee is payable if notice of withdrawal is submitted after this date.

Legal basis

Financing your studies

There are three basic options when it comes to financing your studies at the ZHAW: self-financing, a government scholarship/grant or a student loan. You can find information on scholarships/grants and on the ZHAW finance counselling service in the factsheet Finanzierung des Studiums (in German).