FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions
You can find information about the admission requirements for the International Management Program here.
You need to fill in an application form, which you can download here. Please submit supporting documents along with the application. Application deadline for the program starting in September 2016: 30 April 2016.
The entrance examination is reserved for students who have a university entrance qualification from a foreign university that is not considered to be equal to a Swiss university entrance qualification (Maturität or Berufsmaturität). At the same time, this university entrance qualification must be the equivalent of having completed a minimum of three years of upper secondary education.
For information regarding the admission requirements, tuition fees, student residence permits, etc., please click here.
If you otherwise meet our admission requirements, you will be allowed to submit the remaining documents until 15 July 2014.
Yes. We expect every candidate to present an official language certificate.
Yes. You need to notify the Bachelor’s Office at the time of application, that you will submit supporting documents at a later stage. You can reach the Student's Services Office via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yes. You must still submit one of the required language certificates.
Stays abroad can only take place in the period following compulsory education.
No, candidates are not required complete their 6-month stay abroad all at once, nor even in the same country. They can spend a total of six months abroad at different times and in several countries.
No, you can do your stay abroad in any foreign country you like.
Yes, we accept an International Baccalaureate: However, we have minimum requirements when it comes to the IB points. You can find more details about the admission with the International Baccalaureate requirements from the Swissuniversities website.
Work experience needs to be in the commercial field. Your employment reference should list general administrative work, including details of your responsibilities and your workload.
Yes. We will accept evidence of work experience gained in a commercial field in a foreign country.
Yes. All students at the ZHAW School of Management and Law are charged the same tuition fee. For more details on the cost of studying at ZHAW, go here.
The ZHAW School of Management and Law itself does not award student grants or scholarships. If you require a scholarship, please contact the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, which offers limited scholarships to foreign (international) students. To find out, more check the grants website of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs.
No. Previous academic work completed at another national or international university or university of applied sciences cannot be transferred.
No. An internship does not form part of the degree program in International Management.
The International Management Program is a full-time program and cannot be completed on a part-time basis.
The International Management Program is a full-time program. Due to its high workload, we strongly advise against working during your studies.
Yes. The international exchange during the second year of study is an integral part of the program’s curriculum
No. The entire study year abroad must be completed at the same partner university. It is not possible for students to split their time between two destinations.
The ZHAW School of Management and Law has a large international network of partner schools. It maintains partnership agreements with over 170 universities in over 40 countries. To find out more, follow the link to the ZHAW SML Study Abroad website.