Switzerland - Financial Information

Tuition Fees

Tuition fees at Swiss universities are relatively low. They range from 1,266 – 2,200 CHF per annum (£880 - £1,500) with the exception of the University of St Gallen (around 4,250 CHF) and Universita della Svizzera italiana (USI) (around 8,000 CHF).

University of Geneva Master’s fees are 500CHF per semester.


University of Zurich semester fee is 720CHF.


Tuition fees at private universities and colleges can be much higher.

Loans, Grants and Scholarships

UK students are not eligible for the Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships


Individual universities have own scholarships/grants for outstanding students:

One example would be University of Geneva Faculty of Science Excellence Master Fellowships.

The Excellence Fellowship consists of a grant amounting to CHF 10,000 to CHF 15,000/year (£10,400) (no teaching duties); it is awarded for one year and extended for the regular duration of the chosen Master's programme (three or four semesters) provided the applicant is academically successful at the end of his/her first semester of studies.