At the American University in Switzerland, we want you to have a fantastic experience living in Switzerland. There are many great options for living arrangements while you study with us.

The student affairs office can assist you with some limited placement into accommodation and this is based on a first-come-first-served and individual enquiry basis. Contact:

Whichever option you decide to go with, all new students coming to study at AUS should plan to arrive in La Tour-de-Peilz at least seven days prior to starting their courses. This allows students to have enough time to settle in the area before classes begin.

AUS has approximately 40 fully-furnished studios within a five-kilometer radius of the campus. Studio rental fees are as follows: 1,200 CHF for single occupancy. 650 CHF per person for a shared studio. All charges are included, except for internet fees, which are charged separately.

If you choose alternative local accommodation, La Tour-de-Peilz, Montreux and Vevey offer a variety of options. Shared accommodation is available for approximately CHF 700/month; studio apartments may be found as low as CHF 1,200/month while two-bedroom apartments are usually at least CHF 1,500/month.

Rent Requirements

Rental agencies in Switzerland require all persons who rent an apartment to make a security deposit in advance of three month’s rent.

In addition, each month’s rent must be paid at the beginning of the month, that is, within the first 10 days. At the end of the leasing period, the security deposit is returned if there has been no damage to the apartment.

Students under 21 years of age who wish to rent an apartment may do so with the signature of a parent or guardian on the lease. Charges for electricity and telephone are not included in these estimates. Leases, payment of leases, deposits, etc., fall completely under the responsibility of students and their parents or guardians.

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