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Located on the shores of Lake Geneva on the Swiss Riviera, AUS offers students a university experience with a mix of cosmopolitan city living and picturesque tranquility. Offering vast opportunities for adventure from skiing to hiking, watches to chocolate and the breathtaking scenery in between. Studying in Switzerland is truly a once in a lifetime opportunity.

Embrace Life in Switzerland

At AUS, we not only support our student’s academic education but also want to ensure that you make the most of your time as a student in Switzerland.

AUS is an inclusive-multicultural campus that offers a personalized education experience, as well as offering a student experience that allows you to develop and grow personally with careers support, student activities and more. Our dedicated staff work to support all students and ensure that they are getting the most out of their university experience and time in Switzerland.



The campus is less than a five-minute walk from La Tour de Peilz train station, which has excellent rail links to the rest of Switzerland and Europe.

  Geneva 75 minutes

  Lausanne 20 minutes

  Montreux 5 minutes

  Vevey 2 minutes


Public Bus

The closest bus stops are Bel Air and La Tour-de-Peilz, both within a 10-minute walk of the AUS campus. From these bus stops, you can access destinations in the direction of both Montreux and Vevey.

  Bel Air ; 203, 208, 209

  La Tour-de-Peilz Centre ; 201, 203, 207, 208, 290

Students under 25-years-old can take advantage of discounts on transport passes either with the local bus network VMCV, or with the SwissPass which is valid throughout the Swiss Transportation Network.



Limited parking is available for students, for up to 3-hours around campus. For more information please ask a member of the Administration team.


Shuttle Bus

AUS also offers students a shuttle bus service for students living in and around Montreux, Vevey and La Tour-de-Peilz. For more information please ask a member of the Administration team.

The Campus Experience

The American University in Switzerland is committed to providing all students with a well-rounded, education experience. Throughout your time at AUS, we hope that you can grow as an integral part of our student community, sharing your unique experience to help and support others.


AUS offers a range of accommodation options available to suit every student’s needs.

Career Support

Our dedicated careers support will support your in discover your passion and future career prospects.

Living in Switzerland

Discover Switzerland. Learn how to ski, explore breathtaking mountains and taste the best chocolate in the world.

Campus Facilities

Learn about the AUS campus.

Student Life

Discover what our students get up to outside of the classroom.

Student Visa and Health Insurance

Find out about your student visa and health insurance to study in Switzerland.

AUS offers students a unique multi-cultural environment where they can develop friendships and professional networks for the rest of their life.

Dr. M El KhansaPresident

American University in Switzerland

Chemin du Levant 5
1814 La Tour-de-Peilz

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