The cost of attendance at Franklin University Switzerland has two main factors.
Direct costs: Tuition, housing, meals and health insurance.
Indirect costs: Books, materials, travel, and personal expenses.

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 info@fus.edu 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 Tuition Includes Academic Travel(Required, two weeks each semester) CHF 25,875 CHF 51,750
Annual University Fees CHF 1,000 CHF 2,000
Orientation Fee (new incoming students only) CHF 500 CHF 500
Housing and Meals    
Average Residence Hall CHF 5,500 CHF 11,000
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 450 CHF 900
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 1,200 CHF 2,400

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 35,325 + CHF 2,650 = CHF 37,975
Second Semester CHF 34,825 + CHF 2,650 = CHF 36,475

Payment Due Dates

The payment dates for 2022-2023 undergraduate students are as follows:

Fall 2022 July 29, 2022
Spring 2023 December 16, 2022
Summer I 2023 May 1, 2023
Summer II 2023 June 1, 2023

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.

Tuition and Fees  
Master of Science in International Management CHF 25,000

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

Typical Expenses  
Academic Travel CHF 2,000 - CHF 5,000
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 2022-2023 graduate students are as follows:

Fall 2022 July 15, 2022
Spring 2023 December 16, 2022
Summer Programs

Undergraduate and High School 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 2,955
Housing (per 4-week session)**** CHF 1,100
Estimated cost for textbooks (per course) CHF 200
Meal plan***** (per 4-week session) CHF 250
Late withdrawal fee CHF 300

* 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.

*** Anybody registering for two courses in the same session will receive a CHF 350 discount.

**** 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, 2023.

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

May/August Interim and Summer Housing policies for Summer 2023

May Interim On Campus Housing

Students enrolled for the May Interim or Session I are allowed to remain in on campus housing for a fee (listed at Online Payments) during the May Interim. Students may need to move to a shared room or apartment, or to their summer assignment, between May 13-27 depending on their current location and the needs of the institution based on summer groups, summer enrollment, and scheduled maintenance. Private rooms are not guaranteed during the May Interim period. Personalized communication will be sent based on an individual student’s situation.

Summer Session I and II On Campus Housing

All students remaining in on-campus housing for Session I and/or Session II must be enrolled in summer courses for the session when they stay in on campus housing. Private rooms are not guaranteed during Summer Session I and II.

Waiver to the Summer Enrollment Policy

Students directly impacted by the current conflict can request a waiver to the institutional policy requiring students to be enrolled in summer courses in order to remain in on campus housing during the May/August interims and Summer Session I and II. Students should submit a written request along with documentation of their situation to Dean Deborah Knaust by April 30, 2023. Students who are directly affected by this crisis are encouraged to contact Sigrun Olafsdottir, the Director of Financial Aid to explore options and identify the best way forward.

Summer LLLS and Resident Assistant Positions

Students must be enrolled in summer courses for the session of an LLLS position or a Resident Assistant position.

August Interim On Campus Housing

Students enrolled in Session II and Fall Semester 2023 are allowed to remain in on campus housing for a fee (listed at Online Payments) during the August Interim. Students may need to move to a shared room or apartment, or to their fall assignment, at the end of Session II or during the August Interim depending on their current location and the needs of the institution based on summer groups, summer enrollment, and scheduled maintenance. Private rooms are not guaranteed during the August Interim period. Personalized communication will be sent based on an individual student’s situation.

Investing in your future

Your education is one of the most important investments you can make. As a dually-accredited US and Swiss institution, we operate a dual currency system, accepting payments in US Dollars or Swiss Francs. The Franklin University tuition costs and the currency you use to make payments are based on your citizenship. For Swiss, EU, EEA citizens and all other nationalities, the tuition fees are in Swiss Francs (CHF).

Franklin also offers a variety of options to help you invest in your future. Our scholarships, programs and payment plans make attending Franklin possible for students from all backgrounds. For more information on the financial support available to study at Franklin, see Scholarships and Financial Aid Opportunities.