Financial and Budgeting Advice
In general, students in initial education should contact their parents’ canton of residence for education scholarships. The application documents for education scholarships from the canton of Lucerne can be downloaded from the Lucerne vocational and further education website. Other smaller scholarships you can apply for are continuously advertised on the notice board. Students may apply for financial support under certain conditions.
The University of Lucerne has two funds, augmented with private donations, to support University of Lucerne students in cases of hardship. Further information is available from the relevant information sheets.
- Student fund: information sheet and application form
- Fund for refugees: further information (news report from 22 July 2021)
Further information and scholarship opportunities:
The budgeting advice office at the Lucerne Women's Centre can assist you with personal budget planning or help you evaluate your financial situation. In addition, the office also serves as a point of contact for questions about support for those of legal age.
If you would like a personal consultation, an appointment must be arranged with the office in advance by phone.
Lucerne Women's Centre, Töpferstrasse 5, 6004 Lucerne
Tel. +41 41 211 00 30 (Mon-Fri, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.)
Study and living costs are very individual. The figures below are provided in CHF as guidelines.
|BUDGET HEADING||AMOUNT IN CHF|
|Auxiliary costs (telephone, internet*)||100.00|
|Health cover, insurance||470.00|
|Clothes, laundry, hygiene||150.00|
|Leisure, spending money||170.00|
*Radio and TV in Switzerland require a licence and the payment of a fee. All devices must be registered with Serafe. Detailed information, a fee overview and online registration can be found here.
The University of Lucerne works with the following financial firms. As a student, you can benefit from an account with one of these firms under special conditions: