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Study cost

Living expenses in Lausanne

Average monthly budget

Food and personal care
CHF 850 - 900

Accommodation (excluding taxes)
CHF 600 - 800  

University fees
CHF 580/semester (waived for exchange students)

Health and accident insurance
CHF 150 - 300

Books and school supplies
CHF 100 - 150

Total: CHF 1950 per month


At the beginning of your studies, several expenses will need to be taken care of all at once, notably:

- a quarterly health insurance premium
- university fees for the first semester
- your first month' rent plus a rental deposit
- the payment of your residence permit to the Foreign Residents' Office and your local town authorities

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