24 months
2502 EUR/year
1476 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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With the Master of Science in Real Estate and Facility Management at the ZHAW Zurich University of Applied Sciences you'll understand real estate, lead employees, inspire innovation, implement sustainability, apply economic principles.


The MSc Real Estate and Facility Management at the ZHAW Zurich University of Applied Sciences is a cooperation between the IFM Institute of Facility Management from the School of Life Sciences and Facility Management and the Departement of Banking, Finance, Insurance der School from the School of Management and Law.

This is the first Master's programme in Switzerland to combine the fields of real estate and facility management, economics, finance, operational technology/IT and services with a focus on the key issues of sustainability and digitisation. This in turn makes our graduates highly sought-after candidates in the job market. They know what drives the industry and possess the problem-solving skills that are needed in today's labour market.


Whether as a smart city expert in a local community, workplace manager in a bank, real estate portfolio manager, real estate consultant, real estate transaction manager, manager in hospitality management in a hospital, or real estate manager in a pharmaceutical company, the career opportunities are varied and have great prospects.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Real Estate Development
  • Built Environment Transformation
  • Real Estate Valuation
  • Circular Economy Management
  • Real Estate Investment and Finance
  • Public and Corporate Real Estate
  • Real Estate Modelling and Forecasting

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


Partially taught in German, Partially taught in English
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT




  • Semi-structured
  • Regular mandatory meetings

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • You have successfully completed a Bachelor's degree programme with 180 credits (ECTS) or an equivalent qualification, preferably in Business Economics, Real Estate and Facility Management, or related areas of study such as Architecture, Engineering or Hospitality Management.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    2502 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1251 EUR per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    1476 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 738 EUR per semester during 24 months.
  • CHF 720 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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