Fees and Contributions

Fees for Students and PhD Candidates

Flat-rate tuition fee

per semester
Students 720.—
PhD candidates 150.—

Reduced flat-rate tuition fee

PhD candidates with Swiss qualifications pay a reduced flat-rate tuition fee if they submit a confirmation of doctoral study signed by their PhD supervisor.
To be entitled to a reduction in the tuition fee, PhD candidates with foreign qualifications must also present a letter acknowledging their foreign university degree as well as proof of admission to doctoral study from the UZH dean's office in question.

Surcharge for foreign students

All foreign undergraduate students who did not have their legal domicile in Switzerland or the Principality of Liechtenstein at the time they obtained their university entry qualification are required to pay an additional charge of CHF 500.-- per semester. Students in Master's degree programs, PhD candidates, and students in the teaching program only pay an additional charge of CHF 100.--.
For more information, please see the ordinance of the Government of the Canton of Zurich (in German only):

Ordinance Governing Additional Fees for Foreign Students at UZH, dated 1 February 2012 (PDF, 70 KB)

Contributions for Matriculated Students at the University of Zurich

Mandatory semester contributions

Apart from the flat-rate tuition fee, the following semester contributions are mandatory:

UZH scholarship fund 6.50
Libraries and collections 15.—
Academic Sports Association Zurich 25.—
Student concerns 2.50
Total 49.—

Voluntary semester contributions

«Student Body Loan Association» foundation 7.—
The Student Body Loan Association grants loans for students enrolled at the University of Zurich to help them complete their studies.

Student Financial Aid Office 

«Solidarity Fund for foreign Students» foundation 5.—
The solidarity fund for foreign students at the University of Zurich and ETH Zürich supports low-income students from abroad.
Solidarity fund for international students

Membership fee University of Zurich Student Association VSUZH

Membership fee per semester 12.— (14.-- from fall semester 2016)
UZH students and PhD candidates automatically become members of the VSUZH. The membership fee is charged with the tuition fees. If you don't want to renew your membership, you can arrange this every semester when enrolling for the new term.



The withdrawal of a matriculation that has already been submitted, or a refund for University and semester fees that have already been paid is possible until 15 October for the fall semester and until 15 March for the spring semester. Applications for refund for paid fees must be sent in writing to the Student Administration Office of the University of Zurich by the stated deadlines. A processing fee of CHF 50.-- will be charged.

Charges for Auditors

per semester
1-2 hours per week 110.—
For each additional hour per week 55.—
For 7 and more hours per week 660.—