Fees and Contributions

Semester Fees for Students and PhD Candidates

Tuition Fee

per semester
Students 720.—
PhD candidates 150.—

Reduced Tuition Fee

PhD candidates with Swiss qualifications pay a reduced tuition fee if they submit a confirmation of doctoral study (in German only) (PDF, 66 KB) 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.

Mandatory Semester Contributions

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

UZH scholarship fund


Libraries and collections


Academic Sports Association Zurich


Student concerns




Voluntary Semester Contributions

«Student Body Loan Association» foundation 7.—

«Solidarity Fund for foreign Students» foundation


The Student Body Loan Association grants loans for students enrolled at the University of Zurich to help them complete their studies. The solidarity fund for foreign students at the University of Zurich and ETH Zürich supports low-income students from abroad.

Student Financial Aid Office

You can indicate at "My Enrollment and Personal Data" in the student portal at all times within the specified periods whether you wish to continue paying the contributions or not.

Membership Fee University of Zurich Student Association VSUZH

Membership fee per semester 14.—

You can indicate at "My Enrollment and Personal Data" in the student portal at any time within the specified periods whether you wish to continue or cancel your membership in the VSUZH.


Withdrawal of enrollment and reimbursement of semester fees already paid are possible until 15 October for the Fall Semester and 15 March for the Spring Semester. Please note the information on the following web page: Withdrawing from the University. 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.—