Finance Your MBA

Finance your Full-time 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.

2022 Intake Tuition Fee CHF   63,500


  • 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
First Installment Due 31 July 2022
Second Installment Due 31 January 2023


Fee Reductions

1. Early Enrolment Tuition Fee Reduction

The early enrolment tuition fee reduction of CHF 7,500 is available to students entering the 2022 intake, who enrolled and paid the enrolment fee before 31 December 2021

2. Early Payment Tuition Fee Reduction

Any fee payment, in excess of the application and enrolment fee, paid by 31 March 2022 prior to the start of the programme, will be eligible for a 5% early payment tuition fee reduction. Any remaining fee must be paid according to the payment schedule.

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.

Loan Programme

It is important to plan your finances prior to enrolling in our MBA programme. Should you realise - prior to accepting an offer - that you are short of the full necessary funds to support your period of study, we encourage you to have a consultation with our finance department regarding the University of St.Gallen MBA Loan Programme. We know the personal financial situation for each of our applicants is unique. Therefore, we designed a loan programme that considers your individual situation with our MBA in mind. It is important to know that once the Enrolment Fee is paid, the MBA Finance department will assume that your MBA-related finances are settled, and that you do not need any further financial aid. Therefore, please contact us about a loan early in your enrolment decision-making process.

Available to All
Our loans are open to all MBA applicants who can demonstrate they have been unsuccessful sourcing financial aid elsewhere

Fixed Interest Rate
Our interest rate is fixed at 5.5% for all loan applicants, reflecting the low cost of capital in Switzerland

No Processing Fee for Loan Applications
Submitting a loan application is free

No Minimum Loan Required
Our loans have no minimum amount

Grace Period After Graduation
Your loan repayment schedule will not begin until 6 months after your graduation date

Repayment Period
Our repayment periods can be up to 3 years


The University of St.Gallen MBA is committed to offering scholarships to help deserving students. A scholarship can cover a maximum of 40% of the tuition fee. After you have submitted an application to our Full-time programme, you may submit an additional scholarship application. This includes a themed essay to help you articulate why you should be considered for a scholarship. Information about the themes are provided within the scholarship application. Please feel free to ask our Talent Acquisition team for more information or guidance. When awarding scholarships, we assess your scholarship essay, financial need and overall quality of your MBA application.

When you open a scholarship application within our online application portal, you will find multiple scholarship categories. Here is how to apply:

  1. Select a category that you feel qualified for: Emerging Market, Women in Business, Young Acheiver, Challenge, etc. If you have questions about these categories, you are welcome to write a member of our MBA Team.
  2. Write a 500 word essay based on the theme that tells a compelling story why you should be considered for a scholarship.
  3. Submit your scholarship application along with your application for admission to our MBA program. Awarding of scholarships are announced along with successful admissions to the MBA.