Tuition fees and financial aid packages

The Graduate Institute strives to support talented scholars from around the world.

The Institute invests considerable resources in financial aid, with the goal of attracting talented students from around the world, regardless of origin and financial ability. Tuition fees are also highly competitive.

Financial aid packages may include cost-of-living scholarships, tuition reduction and/or a paid position, in various proportions. Aid is awarded with consideration to both financial need and academic merit. A number of special scholarship opportunities are available to students who meet specific eligibility criteria.

 

Tuition fees

 

Swiss universities enjoy considerable public funding, making tuition quite reasonable when compared with fees charged at universities in the United States or Britain.

 

TYPES OF FINANCIAL AID

 

A student might be awarded one type or a combination of different types of aid.

  • Scholarships: partial or full 
  • Tuition reduction
  • Paid employment: teaching assistantships, research assistantships, administrative support positions at the Graduate Institute

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The Graduate Institute employs around 50 Teaching Assistant positions every year spread over 5 disciplinary departments and 2 interdisciplinary programmes. We offer an attractive position combining autonomy and responsibility in an international working environment and an opportunity to professional fulfilment in a dynamic setting.

 

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