Home Away From Home

At the American University in Switzerland, we want you to feel like you have a home away from home.

Whilst you are studying with us there many great options for your living arrangements, in and around La Tour-de-Peilz. The administration team can assist you with finding the right accommodation provision to suit your budget and needs. AUS accommodation is available on a first-come-first-served basis. Once you have accepted your offer to study at AUS, the administration team will support your accommodation requests.

Private Rental Requirements

Rental agencies in Switzerland require all persons who rent an apartment to make a security deposit in advance, equaling three month’s rent. In addition, each month’s rent must be paid at the beginning of the month, that is, within the first 5 days. At the end of 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 the student and their parents or guardians.

AUS Accommodation

AUS has several full-furnished single and shared rooms, studios and apartments within a five-kilometer radius of the campus.

Rental costs range from CHF 750 – CHF 1300 per month, depending on your choice and room availability. All charges are included in our university accommodations.

Private Renting

It is not mandatory for students to stay in AUS accommodation, and you are welcome to look for alternative accommodation providers around the local area. There are several options available in La Tour-de-Peilz, or nearby in Montreux and Vevey. Please ask the administration team for more information.


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We want international students studying at AUS to feel like they have a home away from home.

Dr. M El KhansaPresident

American University in Switzerland

Chemin du Levant 5
1814 La Tour-de-Peilz


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