Pursuing an MBA is a lifetime investment in yourself and in your future. It is therefore important to make a well-considered decision and crucial to plan your finances carefully. The finance department of the University of St.Gallen MBA is happy to assist you in planning your finances. The following information is designed to give you an overview on fees, discounts and financial aid. More detailed information will be available if you receive an offer.
|2024 Intake Tuition Fee||CHF 75,000|
- An additional fee of CHF 100 is payable during the online application process.
- Once you have accepted an offer, you must pay an enrolment fee of CHF 10,000, which is deducted from the total cost to secure your seat.
- Both fees are non-refundable
The application and enrolment fees are non-refundable and must be paid upon application submission and upon enrolment, respectively. The tuition fee must be paid in two equal instalments, due on 30 June 2024 and 31 January 2025.
If a participant receives financial assistance through a scholarship or a loan from the MBA student loan programme, this amount will be deducted from the total tuition fee. The remaining amount must be paid in the above-mentioned instalments.
All applicants are expected to have planned financing scenarios before applying for the MBA. Awarding of scholarships, loans, and/or financial aid cannot be guaranteed.
Scholarships are merit-based and can be applied for during Phase 3 of the application process. They are typically awarded in amounts between CHF 5,000 - CHF 30,000. Thus, it is expected that applicants are still able to cover the bulk of the tuition from other funding sources. When awarding scholarships, we assess your scholarship essay and the overall quality of your MBA application.
|Women in Business|
Open to all women applicants
|ESG||Open to all applicants working in an ESG-related field||30,000 CHF|
|Emerging Market||Open to all applicants resident in an emerging market||30,000 CHF|
|E-fellows||Open to all applicants who are a member of E-fellows and met our talent acquisition team at an E-fellows event.||10,000 CHF|
|Singapore*||Open to all applicants who are residents of Singapore and whose work or personal life is connected to Switzerland.||30,000 CHF|
|General||Open to all applicants based on the overall quality of their application||5,000 CHF -30,000 CHF|
*Scholarship categories are subject to change
Scholarships cannot be combined. For example, you cannot apply for the Women in Business and ESG scholarships. In the event you are eligible for more than one scholarship, please self-select the one you believe you are most competitively qualified for. The only exception is the E-fellows scholarship, which can be combined with one other scholarship.
Financial aid may be granted if an applicant cannot cover the complete enrolment fee and tuition due after scholarships, external financing, and loans have been assessed and administered. Financial aid is need-based and evaluated in cooperation between the Talent Acquisition Team and the Finance Team, using the documentation submitted to the Finance Team as part of a loan application to determine need. Awarding of financial aid is not guaranteed.
The yearly accommodation costs for a single person in Switzerland are approximately CHF 9,000.00. The living expenses amount to approximately CHF 13,000.00 per year. You are recommended to allow an additional 20-30% budget for a partner and an additional 50% upwards for a family, depending on the number and age of children or other dependents. Evidence of funds will be required when applying for a dependent's visa for your partner and/or family. The above information is an estimate and varies depending on your family situation, lifestyle choices and financial means.