Admission and Registration

Your next step - Master of Science in Physiotherapy

Applicants must hold a BSc in Physiotherapy awarded by a Swiss or foreign university that is equivalent to at least 180 ECTS credits and represents a qualification giving the holder the right to practice.

The right to practice in Switzerland can be obtained by various means depending on the university of applied sciences:

  • BFH: After successful completion of the BSc degree programme and completion of the B module.
  • HES-SO: After successful completion of the BSc degree programme.
  • ZHAW: After successful completion of the BSc degree programme and completion of the C module.

Or a recognised and equivalent degree in physiotherapy (diploma in Physiotherapy and subsequent acquisition of the required title (Swiss NTE procedure).

Proof of competence in the form of an academic paper equivalent to 5 ECTS credits

Should the required title be subsequently acquired through non-academic further education in accordance with the Swiss positive list, attendance of a corresponding course at an institute of higher education is required (for example the course 'Reflected Practice - Understanding Science' at BFH or ZHAW).

English and German skills

Excellent English and German language skills are required; no corresponding proof need be submitted. The degree programme students should have B2 level English and those applicants whose native language is not German should have level C1 in German.

Equivalence review

The dossiers of applicants holding a foreign degree will be reviewed in an individual equivalence assessment procedure.

Aptitude assessment

All candidates who meet requirements will be required to undergo a compulsory aptitude assessment that will take the form of an interview. A fee will be charged for the aptitude assessment. This procedure will be used to determine whether a candidate should be admitted to the degree programme. Professional workload Course participants are recommended to reduce their workload to 30 - 60% of normal capacity.