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Costs and Funding

Student Budget
Below is an example of a student budget in Switzerland, based on monthly basis.
 
  CHF
University and administratives fees, books and study materials 180 to 400
Fixed charges

Mandatory Health Insurance
Tax and/or AVS/AI - Social Insurance
Transport

Subtotal



320
40
60

420

 

360
40
200

600
Personal expenses

Clothing
Hairdresser, etc.
Entertainment, mobile phone costs and miscellaneous costs

Subtotal



70
30
150

250

 

100
50
200

350
Reserves
Medical and dental expenses

60
 
60

Additional charges

Rent (including heating, water, electricity)
Food
Housekeeping (household products, refuse taxes)

Subtotal



370
400
20

790

 



700
500
40

1240

TOTAL
1700   2650

Source: Fiche type de la Fédération romande des consommateurs 2011/12

Grants

Financial assistance might be available to help students with study costs. Students have to meet some conditions.

Grants for students

Various types of grants can be earmarked for students:

  • cantonal grants
  • grants from the Confederation
  • grants and subsidies from private funds from the rectorat

Further information: Bureau social (in French)

There are also grants for students who wish to spend a semester (or more) studying in another university in Switzerland or abroad.

Further information: swissuniversities

Grants for researchers

  • Grants are designed for beginner researchers aiming to start their career in a research institute abroad.
  • Other grants are designed for more advanced researchers aiming to develop their knowledge and build on their scientific profile by spending time abroad.

Further information: Swiss National Science Foundation , Commission de recherche du FNS de l'UniNE (in French)

Financial help

Financial assistance might be available from the « service social » of the University. It is responsible for the University social aid funds and for privately funded grants, aimed at students in financial hardship. Students have to meet some conditions.

Further information: service social

Registration Fees