18 months
2502 EUR/year
1476 EUR/year
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The world needs bold, innovative solutions at the interface between society, the environment and technology. This is something which requires environmental experts and sustainability specialists. With the Environment and Natural Resources master’s programme at the ZHAW Zurich University of Applied Sciences, you'll become a part of this!


How can we make the transition to a sustainable society? Which ideas, strategies, methods and solutions enable this transformation? These questions form the starting point of this unique Environment and Natural Resources master’s programme at the ZHAW Zurich University of Applied Sciences, which combines technological, natural and social science disciplines to address central challenges of our time.

What you will learn

You specialise in one of the following topics: Agroecology and Food Systems, Biodiversity and Ecosystems or Ecological Engineering and Renewable Energy, and thanks to a wide range of modules and diverse collaborations, you can set your own personal area of focus.

Furthermore, by integrating into a research group, you will benefit from individual advice and support on this path. We work with you on real research and business projects.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Agrobiodiversity
  • Remote Sensing for Ecology
  • Natural Resource Management in Urban Areas
  • Natural Resource Management in Emerging Economies 
  • Aquaculture Systems
  • Agriculture for the Future
  • Environmental Ethics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You have a university degree in environmental science, in a related field or an equivalent university degree.
  • The admission of people with university degrees from non-specialist areas is checked sur dossier and may be subject to conditions.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    2502 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1251 EUR per semester during 18 months.
  • National

    1476 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 738 EUR per semester during 18 months.
  • 720 CHF per semester
  • additional tuition fees for students who are not Swiss residents: CHF 500

Living costs for Zürich

1920 - 2572 CHF /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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