How to apply

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Admission conditions

We require our students entering the programme to hold one of the following: 

  • A Bachelor degree issued by a Swiss university.
  • A Bachelor degree from a Swiss university of applied sciences with a solid track record.
  • A Bachelor degree issued by a non-Swiss recognised university.

To apply for the programme, you must hold a Bachelor degree or be about to complete it. You must also have a good command of English. Your application will be reviewed by an admissions committee.

  • Students with a Bachelor degree from a Swiss university

    Students who hold a Bachelor degree in finance, economics or management from a Swiss university are directly admitted.

    Students who hold a Bachelor degree in another field providing evidence of prior university studies in finance, economics or management deemed sufficient can apply.

  • Students with a Bachelor degree from a Swiss university of applied sciences (HEG/HES)

    Students who hold a Bachelor degree in finance, economics, management or a related field  from a Swiss university of applied sciences are admitted conditionally following successful completion of a one-semester (30 ECTS) bachelor-level pre-programme in economics.

    Fast track programme for student excellence: students who hold a Bachelor degree in finance, economics or management from a Swiss university of applied sciences with an average grade of at least 5.00 can apply for direct admission. 

  • Students with a non-Swiss Bachelor degree

    Students with a non-Swiss Bachelor degree in finance, economics, management or a related field can apply.

    Depending on qualifications and grades, students are either admitted directly or may be asked to complete a one-semester (30 ECTS) or two-semester (60 ECTS) bachelor-level pre-programme. If accepted conditionally, students start the MScF programme following the successful completion of either one of these pre-programmes.


​Please go to the page Registration and Conditions for all the details regarding:

  • Eligibility for university studies
  • Master degree admission and application deadlines
  • Administrative fees
  • Online enrolment
  • Application form
  • Application form for students who have a Bachelor degree from the UniNE.

Fees and expenses

  • CHF 515 per semester for Swiss residents
  • CHF 790 per semester for non-Swiss residents
  • See details on the page "Taxes universitaires" (in French).

Frequently asked questions

Admission 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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Summer break

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The MScF secretariat is closed from June 22 until July 12, 2024