Foreign Students

Students in a Bachelor program

If you are a student with a C EC/EFTA residence permit, please apply for aid in your parents' canton of residence. If you are eligible for financial aid, you can then apply for a grant at our office. Please inform yourself about grants from the cantons at the corresponding cantonal office for financial aid. Cantonal Office for Financial Aid.

If you are a Swiss citizen living abroad, please submit your application for aid in your place of origin (Heimatkanton).

If you are a student in a Bachelor program with a B EC/EFTA residence permit, you may apply for financial aid at our office after you have passed the first semester (at least 20 ECTS points) and have clarified any claims to financial aid in your home country. If your grades are very good (an average of a 5 in the Swiss grading system) you might be eligible to apply for aid after the first semester. Some cantons (but NOT Zurich) also provide financial aid to holders of the B EC/EFTA permit as well as other permits. Please inform yourself about the details at the corresponding cantonal office for financial aid.Cantonal Office for Financial Aid.

Students in a Master's program

We unfortunately cannot help students in a Master's program who did not earn their Bachelor's degree at a Swiss institute of higher learning.

Please inform yourself about any claims to aid in your home country. Under certain circumstances, you can also apply for Swiss government grants. You can find out more at the State Secretariat for Education and Research, SER.State Secretariat for Education and Research, SER

Some cantons (but NOT Zurich) also provide financial aid to holders of the B EC/EFTA permit as well as other permits. Please inform yourself about the details at the corresponding cantonal office for financial aid.Cantonal Office for Financial Aid.

If you have a C EC/EFTA residence permit
please apply for aid in your parents' canton of residence. If you qualify for financial aid, you can then apply for a grant at our office. Please inform yourself about grants from the cantons at the corresponding cantonal office for financial aid.Cantonal Office for Financial Aid.

If you are a Swiss citizen living abroad
please submit your application for aid in your place of origin (Heimatkanton).