Switzerland is one of the most beautiful countries in Europe. It is known for high-quality education and research. For these reasons, Swiss MBAs and Ph.D. programs are renowned and appreciated worldwide.
As a European business hub, young people not only dream of studying here but also consider pursuing a career in Switzerland after they complete their studies.
If you are thinking about study in Switzerland or have already enrolled in a Swiss university, read below to learn more about tuition fees for international students and the cost of living in Switzerland.
1. University tuition fees in Switzerland
In most European countries, tuition fees for non-EU/EEA citizens are higher than for EU/EEA students. Switzerland is an exception; Here, tuition fees in most public universities are the same for all international students regardless of their nationality. However, there are some exceptions:
Universität de Fribourg
University of Lucerne
University of Newcastle
University of St. Gallen
University of Lugano
University of Zurich
In these universities, you may encounter two situations:
Tuition fees are higher for non-EU/EEA citizens
Tuition fees for all international students are higher compared to fees for national (Swiss) students
Tuition fees in public universities
Public Swiss universities receive significant funding from the government. That is why the tuition fee is very affordable compared to the fees charged by UK or US universities. International students coming to Switzerland on an exchange program do not pay any tuition fees.