5. Financial concerns

The parents are expected to make a substantial contribution to the school fees in the form of donations to the UWC Swiss Association, which will transfer the entire school fee to the respective college. The amount of these donations depends on the financial resources of the parents and is agreed upon between the parents and the board after the student has been selected. Travel expenses and baggage fees are to be paid by the parents. During the application, the financial situation of the candidate is neither discussed nor is it a criterion for selection. Only the candidate’s fit and his/her individual abilities are considered.


The number of pupils selected depends on the quality of the applications and on the financial resources required for the school fees in addition to the parents' contributions.