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Tuition fees and scholarships

Students are advised to draw up a budget for the duration of the study period before commencing their studies. If they are unable to cover all of the costs they may apply for a scholarship.


For all students who are resident in a Swiss Canton, in the Principality of Liechtenstein or in a EU state*, per semester

CHF 700

For all other students, per semester

CHF 5 000

Registration fee

CHF 200

Material expenses, per semester

CHF 100

Fee for diploma

CHF 300

Auditors (guest students):
Fee based on number of credits
for 30 credits per semester

min. CHF 200
CHF 700

Additional expenses

Teaching material, books, project thesis, per year

ca. CHF 1'000

Laptop (mandatory)
Discount options for IT hardware via NEPTUN

ca. CHF 750

* Fees of CHF 700 are payable by those students whose parents or guardians are in Switzerland, Liechtenstein or the EU; who are citizens of Switzerland, Liechtenstein or the EU; who for the previous two years were financially independent due to being employed in Switzerland, Liechtenstein or the EU and who did not undertake any higher or further education in this time.


In Switzerland, the granting of scholarships is regulated on a cantonal basis. The Canton of your place of residence decides on scholarships or interest-free loans. For more information and the necessary forms, please contact the student office at the School of Life Sciences FHNW or the cantonal authorities:

Private scholarships are also available in addition to the public scholarships. The Basel scholarship directory issued by the Office for Educational Grants in Basel-City lists various sources of funds available for education and further education. This includes the Albert von Rotz Foundation which grants scholarships to students at the School of Life Sciences FHNW.

Furthermore the Swiss Study Foundation offers the students and postgraduates learning opportunities complementary to their studies, an individual mentoring and guidance scheme as well as financial support. More information.

Other funds:

FHNW School of Life Sciences

FHNW University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland School of Life Sciences Hofackerstrasse 30 CH - 4132 Muttenz
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