Master's Degree Programs: Fees
The costs of studying on a degree programme at the ZHAW comprise the tuition fees, the costs of materials and field trips and your living expenses. The tuition fees are set by the Government Council of the Canton of Zurich in the ordinance on tuition fees at the Zurich University of Applied Sciences (in German) and apply to all students (full-time and part-time students, resit students, students on a work placement semester, students who withdraw from a programme, etc.).
The fees for the admission process must be paid in any event, even if you are not admitted to the later stages of the process (e.g. aptitude assessment) or if you are not accepted on the programme. During your studies, further costs may arise, e.g. for software. You can find further information in the regulations on fees and contributions (in German).
|Registration fee for admission process 
|Enrolment fee for Bachelor's and Master's programmes 
|Tuition fees for Bachelor's and Master's programmes 
|Fixed charge for students on leave of absence 
|Additional tuition fees for students who are not Swiss residents 
|Membership of the Academic Sports Association Zurich (ASVZ)
|Membership of the ZHAW Students Association (Alias)
|Fees for guest auditors (depending on the number of courses attended)
|CHF 100.– to 600.–
 Fee according to § 2 ordinance on tuition fees
 Applicants are exempt from paying the registration fee for the admissions process if they pass the admissions assessment/test and enrol for the next available programme start date.
 According to §4 of the regulations on tuition fees
 According to § 25, paragraph 5 of the general examination regulations for Bachelor's and Master's programmes at the ZHAW, students on leave of absence are exempt from paying tuition fees. According to the regulations on fees and contributions (in German), they pay a fixed charge per semester of CHF 300.– to cover their e-mail account, campus card, use of the University Library and general administration costs. This fixed charge also applies to students on the Bachelor’s programmes at the School of Health Sciences who attend the additional module C and to students who do delay the completion of their programme (e.g. by postponing submission of their thesis).
 Under Swiss law, non-Swiss nationals who come to Switzerland to study are not considered residents of Switzerland (Art. 23 Swiss Civil Code). In addition to the regular tuition fee, they pay an additional tuition fee of CHF 500.– during the entire duration of their studies (even if they move their official place of residence to Switzerland after commencing their studies). Official residency under civil law is not possible if the residence permit was issued for study/educational purposes.
The following additional fees for the ZHAW School of Management and Law Bachelor's degree programs apply:
All students should own a notebook computer, preferably using MS Windows. This must be purchased by the student.
VPN (virtual private network) allows students to access the secure ZHAW School of Management and Law servers from an unsecured internet connection, giving them access to the school's IT infrastructure and services.
|Software use* (per semester)
|Re-Issuing of documents:Enrollment/semester confirmation, copies of academic records and graduation documents: For each document/copy, excluding mailing expenses:
|Certification of copies of academic records and graduation documents: For each certification, excluding mailing expenses:
|E-mail account, Campuscard, library services, general administration for students on leave**
*Licenses for MS Office and Windows 11, use of PDF Writer, scanner, Visio, various e-journals, etc. No individual licenses for individuals for SPSS (statistics program), Acrobat, Visio, etc.
**In return, these students are exempt from paying the semester tuition fee