Finance Your MBA

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.

Fees Full-time MBA Part-time MBA
Enrolment Fee 6,500 CHF 10,000 CHF
Tuition Fee 45,000 CHF 53,000 CHF
Programme Support Fee 7,000 CHF 7,000 CHF
Total 58,500 CHF 70,000 CHF
  • An additional application fee of CHF 250.00 is payable during the online application process.
  • To secure your seat once you have accepted an offer, you must pay an enrolment fee, which is deducted from the total fee.
  • Both fees are non-refundable.
Payment Schedule

Due date of payment

Full-time MBA

Part-time MBA

1st Installment



2nd Installment



3rd Installment



4th Installment



5th Installment



Offset Your Costs

If you plan to enrol in the Full-time MBA, please remember that you can earn a monthly fee for your MBA Project work during the last three months of your MBA. This fee can amount to approximately CHF 3,000 per month. Additionally, some countries allow taxpayers to make education-related deductions, including travel and accomodation. For detailed information specific to the country you pay tax in, please contact your legal tax advisor.

Living expenses

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 considerably dependent on your family situation, lifestyle choices and financial means.


1. Early Enrolment Discount

The early enrolment discount of CHF 7,500 is available to students entering the 2021 intake, who enrolled and paid the enrolment fee before 31 December 2020

2. Early Payment Discount

Any fee payment, in excess of the application and enrolment fee, paid by 31 March 2021 prior to the start of the programme, will be eligible for a 5% early payment discount. Any remaining fee must be paid according to the payment schedule.