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Programs : Budget Sheet

The following listing represents the Fall Budget Sheet for Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich) (BZH).

Fall Budget Sheet for Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich) (BZH)
Fall Budget Sheet for Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich) (BZH)
Budget Item Cost
Tuition (This item will appear on your Penn bill) *   $23,708.00
Study Abroad Fee (This item will appear on your Penn bill) *   $2,376.00
Billable subtotal:  $26,084.00
Lodging   $3,140.00
Meals   $2,000.00
Personal Expenses   $1,200.00
Local Transportation   $184.00
Books and Supplies   $320.00
Mandatory Health Insurance   $320.00
Visa Fee   $100.00
Residency Permit and Required On-site Documentation   $175.00
Potential Travel to Consulate for Visa***   $0.00
Round Trip Flight from Gateway city to Program site   $1,000.00
Round Trip Flight from Home to Gateway City***   $0.00
Non-billable subtotal:  $8,439.00
Total: $34,523.00
This cost estimate was prepared on April 3, 2017 for the Fall 2017 semester.  These costs are approximations and are subject to change.

All estimates are based on 7 months.

Lodging is based on 785 CHF per month.

Meals is based on 500 CHF per month

Local transportation is based on CHF 46 per month.

Mandatory health insurance is based on CHF 80 per month. All students are required to obtain mandatory health insurance for the duration their stay in Switzerland. Monthly premiums vary, however most students choose a health insurance plan that is between CHF 65 and CHF 80 per month. Students do not need to enroll in a  Swiss health insurance plan prior to arrival in Switzerland. ETH will provide details regarding health insurance options during orientation, including the steps students must take to purchase health insurance. For additional details, please follow this link

The flight expense listed above is the estimated cost of a round-trip ticket from the gateway city of Philadelphia to Zurich. However, you may depart from the city of your choice.

***Students may need to travel to a consulate to pick up their student visa. Additionally, students living outside of the Philadelphia may need to arrange for a connecting flight to a gateway city. These are additional variable costs, to be calculated individually by the student.

Exchange rate: $1.00 USD = 1 Swiss Franc (CHF) in February 2017.

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* Billable item