Cost of Study

Tuition, Fees and Contributions

As with every university in Switzerland tuition is very low. Doctoral students pay a tuition fee of CHF 150 per semester. Foreign students who did not obtain their qualification in Switzerland or Liechtenstein pay an additional CHF 100 surcharge. Finally CHF 54 up to 80 contribute to the library, academic sport association and other funds.

Thus you may expect a minimum total amount of CHF 608 (or CHF 408 respectively) per academic year for tuition, fees and contributions.

Living Costs

While tuition is low living costs are rather high in Zurich. You should expect:

Rent      700.-
Health care/insurance*      100.-
Social insurance        40.-
Food      450.-
Transportation      100.-
Study materials        50.-
Fees and contributions        50.-
Clothing, laundry, personal items      100.-
Leisure      150.-
Other costs (Phone, Internet, Serafe)      140.-
Total per month   1'880.- CHF
Total per year 22'560.- CHF

* after state rate reduction

Exchange rates of September 2021:
1 CHF = 1.08 USD; 1 CHF = 0.79 GBP; 1 CHF = 0.92 EUR