Financing your studies

The MBF degree is an investment into the future of our students that enables them to repay their study costs after the first few
months of employment. Concerning value for money, the MBF programme ranks 2nd in the Financial Times global Masters in
Finance Ranking 2022. In addition, thanks to extensive government subsidies for higher education, tuition fees are low in Switzerland compared to other countries. However, financing of one’s studies is an important consideration. Besides numerous awards and prizes for outstanding students, the HSG and the MBF offer a number of options to support their students.

Every autumn the best new entrants are granted an MBF fellowship. These MBF fellowships are intended to inspire students who already have an excellent record in university studies and professional life to attend the MBF programme. Moreover, the MBF fellowships provide an incentive for constant good results in the programme. Each of these MBF fellowships amounts to CHF 8,000, all students who have been admitted to the MBF will be automatically considered for these fellowships.

Thanks to the STARR International Foundation, the MBF programme can grant CHF 10,000 each two highly talented foreign-language students with a recognised foreign Bachelor’s degree every year. All students who have been admitted to the MBF will be automatically considered for the STARR fellowships.

The MBF programme is an official programme partner of the CFA Institute and the CAIA Association. The CFA exams are the most renowned qualifications for finance professionals worldwide and the MBF programme covers more than 70 per cent of the candidate body of knowledge for all three levels of the CFA programme. The CAIA Association is the world leader in the education of professionals in the area of alternative investments. These partnerships enable the MBF to award CFA and CAIA
scholarships each year to outstanding MBF students who embark on the programme, which makes it possible for them to take the CFA or CAIA exam at a reduced fee.