The Tuition and Fees shown below are in Swiss Francs (CHF). These prices apply to Swiss/EU/EEA citizens in the Study Abroad program*, and anyone else who is not a US or Canadian citizen or a permanent US resident.  For Swiss/EU/EEA Bachelor of Arts Program tuition rates, please see Swiss/EU/EEA Tuition.

*Some special conditions apply to students from partner institutions.  Please contact for details.

Undergraduate Programs (Bachelor of Arts and Study Abroad)

Cost of Attendance

The actual cost of attendance will vary depending on circumstances, based on how far you have to travel to reach Franklin, the choices you make regarding meals and housing, and more. The costs can be broken into Direct vs. Indirect costs (see below).

Direct Costs

These will appear on the billing statement each semester and may vary based on the cost of housing and meal plan the student chooses. These costs include tuition, university fees, room and board as well as Swiss health insurance. Exact amounts or averages for these costs (for example for housing or insurance) are provided below.

Tuition and Fees Per Semester Per Year
Academic TuitionIncludes Academic Travel(Required, two weeks each semester) CHF 24,550 CHF 49,100
Annual University Fees CHF 775 CHF 1,550
Orientation Fee (new incoming students only) CHF 500 CHF 500
Housing and Meals    
Average Residence Hall CHF 5,365 CHF 10,730
Meal Plan (required for all first-year students) CHF 1,600 CHF 3,200
Health Insurance    
Average Insurance for Non-Swiss/EU/EFTA residents* CHF 850 CHF 1,700

*Swiss law requires that all students with residency outside EU/EFTA countries are covered by Swiss medical insurance. The cost varies according to the age of the student. For information regarding the cost of Swiss medical insurance please see Health Insurance.

Indirect Costs

These costs are incidental to the students’ attendance and are fully managed by the students and their families. These costs include travel costs to/from Franklin each semester, the purchase of books and supplies as well as personal costs for weekend travel, toiletries, and such. Each family can reduce these costs by planning travel early, sending care packages from home that include lower priced toiletries, buying used books and more.

Typical Expenses Per Semester Per Year
Books and other materials CHF 700 CHF 1,400
Travel to and from campus (average cost of an intercontinental flight) CHF 1,000 CHF 2,000
Average cost for personal expenses, off-campus meals, independent travel (based on student surveys) CHF 1,500 CHF 3,000

Total Average Cost of Attendance

Based on the above estimates and average costs, the typical total cost of attendance for a new incoming international undergraduate or transfer student (who is not a citizen of Switzerland, the US or an EU country) would calculate as follows:

  Average Direct Costs   Average Indirect Costs   Total
First Semester CHF 33,640 + CHF 3,200 = CHF 36,840
Second Semester CHF 33,140 + CHF 3,200 = CHF 36,340

Payment Due Dates

The payment dates for 2021-2022 undergraduate students are as follows:

Spring 2022 December 17, 2021
Summer I 2022 May 1, 2022
Summer II 2022 June 1, 2022
Fall 2022 July 29, 2022

Refund policy

For information regarding refund policy, please see Tuition Payment and Policies.

Graduate Programs

Tuition for each graduate program is calculated separately and can be paid in Swiss Francs only.  The following tuition costs are for the full 12-month program.

Master of Science in International Management CHF 25,000
Master of Arts in Political Economy of Money and Development CHF 16,000

As a graduate student you should expect the following average direct and indirect annual costs:

Academic Travel CHF 2,300
Housing (if living on campus) CHF 12,740
Health Insurance for Non-Swiss/EU/EFTA residents* CHF 1,700
Meal plan (optional) CHF 3,200
Other expenses (travel, books, meals out, entertainment, personal items - estimate) CHF 7,500

*Swiss law requires that all students with residency outside EU/EFTA countries are covered by Swiss medical insurance. The cost varies according to the age of the student. For information regarding the cost of Swiss medical insurance please see Health Insurance.

Payment Due Dates

The payment dates for 2021-2022 graduate students are as follows:

Spring 2022 December 17, 2021
Fall 2022 July 15, 2022
Summer Programs

Undergraduate Programs

You may register for a maximum of two courses in each summer session. Citizens and permanent residents of the United States or Canada can pay in US dollars at the prices listed below. Students from all other countries must pay in Swiss francs. For more information on ways to pay, please see Payment Options.

Application Fee* CHF 30
Enrollment Deposit** CHF 130
Tuition (per course) CHF 2,655
Housing (per 4-week session)*** CHF 950
Estimated cost for textbooks (per course) CHF 200
Meal plan**** (per 4-week session) CHF 250

* The application fee is due upon submission of your application.

** A per student non-refundable enrollment confirmation deposit is due at the time of course enrollment.

*** Only students enrolled in a class may remain in on-campus housing for the summer term of their class (Summer Session I and/or Summer Session II). Students who are not able to travel home because of a border closure or other related issue may request an exception from this policy by sending a written request along with documentation of their situation to Dean Deborah before April 30, 2022.

**** The meal plan is an open account/dining credit plan that covers approximately 6 meals per week (breakfast, lunch or dinner).

High School Programs

Tuition, room and board CHF 1,500