FAQ – the most frequently asked questions about the Master

The application window closes on 31 March or 30 April for the following autumn semester. The time it takes to process your application also depends on the Master’s degree programme you’ve chosen. Please see the programme-specific information at: Admission


You must hold a degree in a similar subject, recognised by HSG, to be admitted. To view the precise criteria for your chosen Master’s degree programme, please go to “Admission” and select the programme in question. Admission



For Swiss nationals, tuition fees are CHF 1,429 per semester; this is CHF 3,329 per semester for students from outside Switzerland. HSG is a public university and receives funding for Swiss students so it can fulfil its public educational mandate. As a result, the tuition fees for foreign students are higher. In terms of the cost of living, we recommend working on the basis of CHF 2,200 per month, including tuition fees, for Swiss nationals, and around CHF 2,500 for foreign students. This comes to an average of CHF 25,000 to CHF 30,000 per year. Finance studies



Depending on your Master’s degree programme, you will need knowledge of German, English or both languages. For detailed information, please go to “Admission” and select your chosen Master’s degree programme. You do not have to submit evidence of linguistic proficiency with your application. You are responsible for ensuring you have sufficient language skills to successfully complete your studies. Before you start your studies, we recommend reaching at least C1 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) in all the languages required for the programme. Admission



The selection procedure differs for each Master’s degree programme. For further information, please go to “Admission” and select your chosen Master’s degree programme. Admission