Use the application portal to apply online for a place at the ZHAW. You will be guided through the application, admission and enrolment process.
Preparing Your Application
Before applying for the first time, please prepare the following information and documentation (as electronic files), which are all required if you wish to apply online:
- Swiss social security number (756…): If you live or work in Switzerland, you can find this on your AHV card or on your Swiss health insurance card.
- Passport/portrait photo (as a JPG file) for your ZHAW ID card
- ID card, passport or Swiss residence permit
We recommend submitting as many documents as possible when you first register. Documents that are not yet available can also be uploaded at a later date:
- Swiss disenrollment certificate (Exmatrikulationsbescheinigung): If you have ever been enrolled enrolled at a Swiss university
- University entrance certificate, all pages, including grades achieved (e.g., vocational baccalaureate/specialized vocational baccalaureate, or academic baccalaureate)
- Proof of a minimum of one year (full-time equivalent) of commercial work experience in the form of job references (depending on the type of university entrance certificate; more details
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- English language certificate (Level C1): For English degree programs/specializations
If you have to take an entrance exam because you do not meet all the requirements: Please note that it is only available in German.
1. Creating a SWITCH-edu-ID
To log in, you need a SWITCH edu-ID code. After you have created an account, please return to this page and study the step-by-step instructions below.
2. Step-by-Step Instructions
These detailed Instructions as well as the auxiliary sheet (key to symbols/icons) will help you in applying online. Before your application can be processed, an application fee of CHF 100 must be paid.
If you expect e-mails from us during the admission procedure and do not receive any, please check your spam folder (especially Hotmail and Outlook accounts). If you do not find what you are looking for, please contact Student Services.
This link will take you to your online application at any time: My Application
Direct Entry to the Main Study Program
If you have a HF diploma that entitles you to direct entry (see admission requirements), you can register online as described above. When registering, please choose to enter the 4th semester part-time (spring semester 2020).
|Regular admission to the 1st semester||30 April 2020|
|Direct admission to the 4th semester (part-time)||31 December 2019|
|Direct admission to the 3rd semester (full-time)||30 June 2020|
Dispensations / Recognition of Students' Achievements
Please note the detailed information in the respective application form. Applications for the 2020/2021 fall semester will have to be submitted by 14 August 2020.
Applications for dispensation have to be submitted on time even if some of the required information (e.g., grades) is not yet available.
Compulsory Orientation Day / Start of Program
The compulsory Orientation day takes place in the week of 7 – 11 September 2020 (calendar week 37). The International Management program has two Orientation days.
The degree program begins on 14 September 2020 (calendar week 38) with the start of classes.
Class Schedule and Class Assignment
The School of Management and Law’s respective units are responsible for the creation of class schedules and the assignment of students to classes. Individual requests by students concerning their class schedules or the classes to which they are assigned will not be taken into account.
Please note that the class schedules for part-time and FLEX students in all degree programs are fixed for all four academic years. For an overview of the planned teaching slots, please refer to the document "Anwesenheiten im Teilzeitstudium" ("Classes for Part-Time Students") under the respective specialization (see Structure and Admission).
If you have any questions, please contact Student Services: email@example.com.