How to apply

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Application procedure

  • Please apply either online or - when the online application process is closed - by email to the Registration Office (Bureau des immatriculations) using this application form. In addition, all applicants are advised to include the following optional documents: a) short letter of motivation (1 page max), b) one letter of recommendation.
  • TOEFL, GRE, GMAT, IELTS scores are not required. However, the programme is entirely in English and therefore a good command of the language is recommended (IELTS score 5.5 or more).
  • Applicants who need a visa must start the procedure sufficiently early. We recommend that you apply about six months before the beginning of classes in September or February. See additional information here.


  • 30 April to start the programme in the fall semester.
  • 30 November to start the programme in the spring semester.

Admission requirements

Fees and expenses

  • Application fees
    • For candidates enrolled in a bachelor's programme in Switzerland we charge no administrative application fees.
    • All other candidates must pay an application fee of CHF 100. This fee is fully reimbursed when the student is admitted and starts the programme (the amount is deducted from the tuition fees for the first semester).
  • Tuition fees
    • CHF 515 per semester for Swiss residents
    • CHF 790 per semester for non-Swiss residents
    • See details on the page "Taxes universitaires" (in French).
  • Expenses

Frequently asked questions

Application questions

General programme questions

Internship and employment

  • How many students are able to get internships?

    Many students complete an internship between two semesters.

    If certain conditions are fulfilled, students can earn 6 ECTS for completing an internship report.

    In addition, it is possible to write an internship thesis instead of a research thesis during the fourth semester. ​The internship thesis is a project completed under the guidance of a company and allows to earn 30 ECTS if a student signs up for the extended 120 ECTS Master in Finance.

  • Are the internships guaranteed?

    It is not possible to guarantee internships, because by Swiss law these have to be based on individual contracts between the student and a company.

    In our experience, good students from Switzerland and the EU comfortably find internships in Switzerland. Non-EU students have to consider additional administrative burdens and constraints from their visa. It is also possible to do internships in another country than Switzerland.

  • What is the average salary for MScF graduates?

    The median is CHF 80'000 when hired and CHF 100'000 after three year for Alumni working in Switzerland.

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