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Admission to the master's study programmes

You hold a Bachelor's degree or equivalent in a field related to the field of study? In addition to these formal requirements, we value your personal motivation and willingness to perform.

Master's programme Life Sciences

Step Your task
Bachelor’s degree You hold a university of applied sciences degree relevant to the desired specialisation (Bachelor of Science, final grade of at least 5.0 in the CH grading system) in the fields of food technology, biotechnology, chemistry, applied computational life sciences, environment or in a related field.
The admission of persons with degrees from other types of higher education institutions or higher education degrees from non-field-related areas is examined on a case-by-case basis and is subject to conditions.
Study regulations
Appendix to the Study Regulations
Full-time/part-time Studying part-time opens up many different paths to achieve your study goal - all tailored to your personal needs and circumstances. We recommend working part-time with a maximum workload of 50%. You will discuss and determine the specific organisation of your part-time studies before you start studying in your individual study agreement (ISA). You can switch from full-time to part-time before the start of each semester.
Specialisation and research unit You decide on a specialisation. Within this specialisation, you must find a supervisor and a research area for your Master's thesis before you start your studies. Information on this can be found on the website of each specialisation.
Registration You apply online: Registration
Suitability assessement After the registration, your documents will be examined and you will be informed about the next steps of the suitability assessmente. The following points will be examined:
  • Final qualification at Bachelor level,
  • Specific professional competences for the chosen specialisation,
  • Workplace experience,
  • Motivation,
  • Language competence in English (reference level C1),
  • Review of qualifications in scientific work and writing,
  • International previous education: Additional verification of equivalence and conversion of the final grade into the CH grading system (at least 5.0).

  • Candidates who fulfil most, but not all of the requirements for admission may take a suitability test (e.g. in the case of prior education outside the subject area and/or too low a grade point average in the FH Bachelor's degree programme, in the case of prior education abroad, insufficient work experience, etc.). The fee for this test is CHF 200.00

    About your final admission you will be informed as soon as possible after the assessment.
    After the admission After you have been admitted to the study programme, you define your own personal learning objectives together with your supervisor, determine the topic of your Master's thesis and design your individual study plan , which you will organise based on your previous training, interests and your individual goals.

    You will then have time for individual preparation. The course begins in spring (cw 8) or autumn (cw 38).

    Master's programme Preneurship for Regenerative Food Systems

    Step Your Task
    Bachelor’s degree The legal study regulations are still in development. Definite information regarding the admission will be communicated at a later point.
    You hold a bachelor’s degree in the field of food & beverage, business, nutrition, environment, agriculture, biotechnology, hospitality management or facility management.
    Bachelor's degree graduates from other disciplines may also apply and can gain admission through an extended process.
    Regular study time/part-time The standard course of study lasts 4 semesters and is part-time, five or more semesters are also possible. You can adjust your workload to your needs. We recommend working no more than 30 to 60 percent.
    Registration Enrolment for the programme is expected to open end of July 2021. Closing date for registrations is October 31th. Contact us via the contact form to receive updates on the programme and the enrolment process.
    Contact form
    Suitability assessement After registration, your documents will be checked. Depending on your bachelor’s degree and grade point average, you’ll be invited for a suitability assessment. The programme director decides on additional admission requirements in the case of university degrees from areas outside the subject area or low grade point averages.
    After the admission After you have been admitted to the programme, you will have time for individual preparation. The course begins in February in calendar week 8 (scheduled start of MSc PREFS is 2022).

    Master's programme Real Estate und Facility Management

    Step Your task
    Bachelor’s degree You hold a bachelor's degree in facility management, real estate management, business administration, architecture, engineering and/or hospitality management and/or can show additional qualifications/work experiences. The programme director will carry out the relevant clarifications during the admission procedure and make available the corresponding supplementary services with online materials.
    Full-time / Part-time You choose a study model. Students pursuing a master’s degree alongside professional employment have the advantage that their part-time studies are continuously enriched by practical experience, and new knowledge from their studies can be immediately transferred to everyday working life (theory-practice transfer). The flexible course structure supports a healthy work-life balance.
    Registration Registration for the course is expected to come from autumn 2021.
    Suitability assessment After you have registered, your documents will be checked.
    Following admission After you have been admitted to the course, you will have time for individual preparation. The course begins in September in calendar week 38 (planned start of MSc REFM from 2022).

    Master's programme Environment and Natural Resources

    Step Your task
    Bachelor’s degree You need a Bachelor's degree in environmental sciences, a related field or an equivalent degree.
    The admission of persons with university degrees from areas outside the subject area is examined on a dossier basis and may be subject to conditions.
    Academic Regulations
    Annex to the Master's programme
    Full-time/part-time You decide on a study model. The advantage of a dual Master programme is that your part-time studies are continuously enhanced by your own practical experiences, and you can immediately transfer your newly acquired theoretical knowledge into your everyday working life. Special courses and events are also offered during lecture-free time in summer and winter.
    MRU and research unit You need to decide on one of our three Master Research Units (MRU). Within the MRU you choose a research unit in which you complete your Master's Studio (Project Work 1 and 2 as well as Master's thesis). These decisions change the structure of your studies and must therefore be made at the time of registration.
    Information on the possible subjects and research units can be found on the website of the respective MRU. Please note that the places for students in the research units are limited. It is recommended to register as soon as you have made your decisions.
    Registration You apply online: Registration
    Suitability assessement After the registration, your documents will be examined and you will be invited to an interview, which will focus ...
  • on the admission to studies (specific professional competencies for the selected MRU, study ability and motivation).
  • necessary requirements in the case of Bachelor's Degree in unrelated fields and
  • language competence in English and German (for at least one of the two languages level C1, for the second level sufficient knowledge.)
  • This assessment decides on your definitive admission to the Master's programme. About your final admission you will be informed as soon as possible after the assessment.
    After the admission After you have been admitted to the study programme, you work out your individual study plan together with your tutor in the weeks before the start of your studies. In addition to the possible optional modules, you decide to strengthen your methodological competence by choosing a research profile, either scientific or socio-economic, in order to be able to analyse scientific questions from an appropriate perspective. You will then have time for individual preparation. The course begins in September in calendar week 38.