The American University in Switzerland offers students a high-quality educational experience and ensures that students are given a high level of personalized attention to support their development and growth. Your education is undoubtedly one of the most important investments you will ever make.

Fees as reviewed from time to time and may change from those listed below. The university reserves the right to make such alternations and amendments as necessary. Please consult the website for the most current information.

If you are motivated to invest in your future and have outstanding personal, professional or academic achievements, or require financial support for your education, then read about the AUS scholarships available.

Tuition Fee

All tuition fees are in Swiss Francs (CHF). One CHF is roughly equivalent to one US dollar.

Admission Fee

All students must pay
the Admission Fee to secure their place
at AUS.

Living Costs

Costs associated with living in Switzerland as a student are not covered under the tuition fees.

Fee Payment

Tuition fees are payable to the university by bank transfer, online via credit card or in person.

Things you Need to Know

The tuition fee covers the enrolment in the specified AUS program. The tuition fee, unless stated, does not cover the following;

  • Health Insurance
  • Transport
  • Food
  • Books and Study Materials
  • Personal Expenses


On Campus Degrees



Bachelor Degrees

CHF17,000/ YEAR

Master Degrees

CHF15,000/ YEAR

Doctorate Degrees

CHF25,000/ YEAR


Shared Accommodation

CHF9,000/ YEAR

  • Catered Accommodation
  • Utilities Included
  • Internet Included

Single Accommodation

CHF18,000/ YEAR

  • Catered Accommodation
  • Utilities Included
  • Internet Included

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I make a payment?

Tuition fees must be paid at least two weeks before the start of the academic program. If the payment is not completed, students may not enroll and start classes. Payments can be made by bank transfer, online via credit card and in person. Ask a Global Enrollment Advisor for further information.

When are my payments due?

Students must be a minimum tuition fee equaling the total of one term before the can be enrolled as a student at AUS. Once the student has arrived on campus, they can discuss an appropriate payment plan with the administration team. Tuition fees are usually due on a termly or yearly basis, in exceptional cases the administration team may permit monthly payments.

Do international students pay a different tuition fee?

No, as the American University in Switzerland is a private institution all students pay the same tuition fee regardless of nationality.

I want to study at AUS, but can’t afford the full tuition fee cost?

AUS offers several scholarships which students are assessed for when they submit their complete application package. For more information visit our dedicated web page for Scholarships.

Refund Policy

If a student enrolls and begins a program and then wishes to withdraw, students must advise the administration team in writing as soon as possible. Any refund will be made in accordance to our Refund Policy. Please note this process may take a few months.

American University in Switzerland

Chemin du Levant 5
1814 La Tour-de-Peilz


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