The Tuition and Fees shown below are in Swiss Francs (CHF). These prices apply to anyone who is not a Swiss/EU/EEA citizen, US or Canadian citizen or a permanent US resident.


Undergraduate Programs
(Bachelor of Arts, AYF, 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 24,550 CHF 49,100
Annual University Fees CHF 710 CHF 1,420
Orientation Fee (new incoming students only) CHF 500 CHF 500
Housing and Meals    
Average Residence Hall CHF 5,045 CHF 10,090
Meal Plan (required for all first-year students) CHF 1,600 CHF 3,200
Health Insurance    
Average Insurance for Non-Swiss citizens* CHF 790 CHF 1,580

*Swiss law requires that all students 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 non-Swiss, new incoming undergraduate student (e.g. a first-year undergraduate student, incoming study abroad student or transfer student) coming from the US or Canada would calculate as follows:

  Average Direct Costs   Average Indirect Costs   Total
First Semester CHF 33,195 + CHF 3,200 = CHF 36,395
Second Semester CHF 32,695 + CHF 3,200 = CHF 35,895

Payment Due Dates

The payment dates for 2018-2019 undergraduate students are as follows:

Summer I 2018 May 1, 2018
Summer II 2018 June 1, 2018
Fall 2018 July 27, 2018
Spring 2019 December 17, 2018

Refund policy

For information regarding refund policy, please see Payment and Refunds.

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Graduate Programs

Tuition for the Master of Science in International Management is paid in Swiss Francs only.

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

Tuition CHF 22,500
Academic Travel CHF 2,300
Housing (if living on campus) CHF 11,020
Health Insurance CHF 1,650**
Meal plan (optional) CHF 3,200
Other expenses (travel, books, meals out, entertainment, personal items - estimate) CHF 7,500

**CHF1,990 if born on or before 31.12.1992. Rates for non-Swiss citizens. Different rates apply for Swiss citizens (including dual nationality).

Payment Due Dates

The payment dates for 2018-2019 graduate students are as follows:

Fall 2018 June 15, 2018
Spring 2019 December 17, 2018

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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 40
Enrollment Deposit****  CHF 150
Tuition (per course) CHF 3,375
Housing (per 4-week session) CHF 1,100
Estimated cost for textbooks (per course) CHF 200
Meal plan***** (per 4-week session) CHF 350

*** The application is fee due upon submission of your application.
**** A per student non-refundable enrollment confirmation deposit is due at the time of course enrollment.
***** The meal plan is an open account/dining credit plan that covers approximately 6 meals per week (breakfast, lunch or dinner).

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High School Programs

Tuition, room and board CHF 3,380

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