6 financial tips and tricks to minimize your costs and maximize your time as a student

05 May, 2022
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6 financial tips and tricks to minimize your costs and maximize your time as a student

Don’t let finances prevent you from exploring an education with us! Here are six ways you can save on costs to study at one of the best hospitality schools in the world. 

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Financial tips


Choosing to pursue your studies at a top hospitality school in Switzerland is a big decision and one that requires a considerable financial investment. Here are some ways you can overcome the financial hurdle and maximize your student experience. 


1. Apply for a merit-based scholarship 

You’ve worked hard to get here and your grades and overall academic performance can attest to that – highlight your success as a student when you apply and ask us how you could qualify for a merit-based scholarship.  


2. Reduced fees for Swiss citizens or Swiss permit holders 

Being Swiss or even just holding a Swiss residency permit plays to your advantage when you apply to our school. You can get a reduction in fees of up to 30% as a citizen for the full duration of your studies, and significant reduction if you have a C or B permit. Hopp Suisse! 


3. Transfer your credits  

We partner with many highschools, offering IBCP tracks in hospitality or culinary arts, and colleges around the world. When you apply to our school, you can transfer credits received from compatible courses and reduce the length of your studies. Just make sure you send us all your school transcripts and resume so we can determine how many credits can be applied to your study program with us. 

If you are applying to a master’s program, make sure to list all of your work experience as it can also be counted towards your credits. 


4. Pay in installments 

If you need additional time to be able to pay your fees, we can provide you with a payment plan that extends the payment deadline and allows you to pay in installments. Please note, this service is subject to an administration fee. 


5. Refer a friend 

Once you have started your studies with us, you can refer a friend to one of our schools and get paid up to CHF 700 for it and help them also benefit from a reduction in fees. 


6. Early bird discounts 

Applying online and in a timely manner will save you time and money: after applying online (save CHF 100), you can benefit from an early bird discount if you pay your fees three months before your program’s start date. 

Visit our school websites to find out how you can apply and download the latest information about fees. You can also contact our admissions team or one of our representatives in your country if you would like answers to specific questions.

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