Dual Degree with Tiffin University
The American University in Switzerland (AUS) and Tiffin University (TU), Tiffin, OH have entered into a new partnership, allowing AUS students to obtain a dual degree from both institutions.

The partnership offers bachelor's and master's degrees in business with multiple specialization options. To receive the dual degrees, AUS students must successfully complete the required AUS curriculum and TU specialty courses. The TU programs will be online with video, discussion rooms, readings and other assignments, as well as in a hybrid format with some instruction provided on AUS's campus.
Collaboration with eCornell
American University in Switzerland (AUS) is delighted to announce a collaboration with eCornell, which will provide AUS students studying a Bachelor or Master program in Switzerland, access to professional certificates from Cornell University, ranked in the top 20 universities worldwide.

The collaboration will allow students to choose from a range of certificate programs, amongst which, Business Strategy, Project Management, Business Analytics, Design Thinking, Python Programming, Digital Transformation, Innovation Strategy, and Fintech.
IATA Authorized Training Center
The American University in Switzerland is proud to be recognized as an official IATA Authorized Training Center.

Offering a degree with a specialization in Aviation Management and specific IATA certified training courses enables students to gain expert industry knowledge from a global organization in air transport. Courses available to students will complement the AUS curriculum and give real-industry insight to support academic knowledge.

Topics such as Air Transport Fundamentals provide an overview of the air transportation system and illustrate the interdependencies among its various components, and Aviation Security Awareness, which looks at introducing security measures and regulations to keep the industry safe.

This opportunity provides students a real advantage when seeking employment by showcasing their expertise and applied knowledge through gaining industry-recognized certifications.

How to Apply?

Apply to the American University in Switzerland
If you would like to study in the picturesque Swiss Riviera to discover your passion and be prepared for the modern business environment, then you’re in the right place. The American University in Switzerland considers all completed applications and will contact applicants within a reasonable period regarding the outcome of their application.
At AUS, we look for students with a wide range of experiences, interests and perspectives. We look for students who embody our diverse community and have exceptional drive and determination to succeed, in addition to academic achievements. We ensure student applications are assessed based on all contributing factors and recognize that motivation and mindset are just as important as your academic achievements.
Rolling
Admissions
AUS operates a rolling admissions process which allows applications at any point during the year.
Multiple
Intakes
Start in one of our three intakes; September, January or April.
Application
Support
Our dedicated Global Enrollment Advisors are available to support you and answer your questions.
Transfer
Credits
Students wishing to transfer have the possibility to transfer their current credits to AUS, subject to an admissions review.
Your Application Journey:
Request…

Request a copy of our application form via our website. You will receive an email from our Office of Admissions with your application form and further details. Click here to start your application.

Complete and Submit…

Complete all relevant sections in the application form and submit to AUS, one of two ways; send complete application form to Office of Admissions who will upload to your applicant profile or email directly to the Admissions team at info@aus.swiss

Gather...

Once submitted, you must then gather all relevant documentation and send this via email to your Office of Admissions, or the Admissions team.

Note: Applications will not be reviewed without all required documentation. International students must submit their application documents in English language.

Review and Decision…

Once all the required documents have been received the Admissions team will review your application. This can take up to two weeks, or longer during busy periods. If you have any questions on the status of your application, we encourage you to contact your Office of Admissions.

Confirm…

If you are accepted into an AUS program and have decided to start your studies with us, you must confirm your place by paying the registration fee.

Support...

Once you confirm your place with us, you will be able to access support with your visa, housing and pre-enrollment. Our expert Admissions team will guide you through the process of applying for your visa. To ensure you have enough time to secure your visa, we encourage you to apply early.

Application Deadlines

We accept applications on a rolling basis with priority being given to those who apply by our official applications deadlines.

Fall Term - September 2021

Early Applications: Apr 1, 2020
Regular Applications: Jul 1, 2021
Winter Term - January 2022

Early Applications: Aug 1, 2021
Regular Applications: Nov 1, 2021
Spring Term - May 2022

Early Applications: Nov 1, 2021
Regular Applications: Feb 1, 2022
Transfer Students
The American University in Switzerland welcomes transfer students from international universities. For enquires related to the possibilities to transfer your credits to AUS please contact our team.
Required Application Documents
Passport
Digital Passport Sized Photo
Residential Permit
Proof of English Language Proficiency
Evidence of Sufficient Financial Means
Official High School and/or University Certificates
Recommendation Letter 
Motivation Letter 
Bachelor Admissions
Master Admissions
Doctorate Admissions
Students are wishing to apply to the Bachelor Degrees and Specializations must submit the following documents:
1. Completed and signed application
2. Copy of Passport
A copy of your valid passport.
3. High School Transcripts
Copy of all relevant official transcripts
4. High School Diploma/Degree
The following degrees are accepted:

  • College Board Advanced Placement (AP)
  • British A Levels
  • High School Diploma
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma or Certificates
  • Swiss Maturity Exam
  • SAT I or ACT Scores (Optional)

Equivalent high school diplomas are accepted. All international Diplomas/Degrees must be submitted in English language.
5. Curriculum Vitae (CV)
An up-to-date curriculum vitae/resume. (overview of studies, relevant working experience if any, and activities)
6. Proof of English Proficiency
Non-native English applicants for whom English is not the first language are required to submit their scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL code 9756) with a minimum score of 80 or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with a minimum overall score of 6.0. Applicants that have studied the past 3 academic years in English may obtain an English waiver should they provide proof from the academic institution.
7. Motivation letter
A motivation letter of 500 to 1000 words highlighting the following aspects:

1. The degree and specialization you are interested in and why you want to study this particular degree.

2. Why you want to study in Switzerland.

3. What interested you about the American University in Switzerland.

4. What are your professional goals and how will the AUS degree help you accomplish your goals. Then give an overview/history of your past academic experience and work experience and make it clear why these experiences would make you an excellent candidate for both AUS and the program of interest.

5. Talk about any extracurricular activities you did, if any (ex. volunteering work, projects, or charity work).

6. Finally, talk about how you plan to return to your home country after graduation and talk about how you plan to use your knowledge and experience in Switzerland and where you see your career developing.

Please contact the Global Enrollment Team for further guidance.
8. Letter of Recommendation
A letter of recommendation from your high school director, counselor, teacher, or employer.
9. Passport photograph
A passport-size photograph in digital format.
10.Copy of Residential Permit
A copy of your Swiss residence permit (B or C), if applicable.
11. Evidence of Sufficient Financial Means
Students coming to study in Switzerland must prove that they have the financial means to cover the costs of studying and living in Switzerland.

The Migration Office of the Canton of Vaud requires students to provide a bank statement (their own, their parents or their sponsor) a minimum of 21,000.- Swiss Francs or the equivalent amount in a foreign currency.
Students are wishing to apply to the Master Degrees and Specializations must submit the following documents:
1. Completed and signed application
2. Copy of Passport
A copy of your valid passport.
3. Bachelor Degree Transcripts
Copy of all relevant official transcripts
4. Bachelor Diploma/Degree
All international Diplomas/Degrees must be submitted in English language.
5.Curriculum Vitae (CV)
An up-to-date curriculum vitae/resume. (overview of studies, relevant working experience if any, and activities)
6. Proof of English Proficiency
Non-native English applicants for whom English is not the first language are required to submit their scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL code 9756) with a minimum score of 80 or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with a minimum overall score of 6.0. Applicants that have studied the past 3 academic years in English may obtain an English waiver should they provide proof from the academic institution.
7. Motivation letter
A motivation letter of 500 to 1000 words highlighting the following aspects:

1. The master's degree and specialization you are interested in and why you want to study this particular degree.

2. Why do you want to study in Switzerland

3. What interested you about the American University in Switzerland.

4. What are your professional goals and how will the AUS degree help you accomplish your goals. Then give an overview/history of your past academic experience and work experience and make it clear why these experiences would make you an excellent candidate for both AUS and the master program of interest.

5. Talk about any extracurricular activities you did, if any (ex. volunteering work, projects, or charity work)

6. Finally, talk about how you plan to return to your home country after graduation and talk about how you plan to use your knowledge and experience in Switzerland and where you see your career developing.

Please contact the Global Enrollment Team for further guidance or contact us via our contact form.
8. Letter of Recommendation
A professional letter of recommendation from a professor or employer.
9. Passport photograph
A passport-size photograph in digital format.
10.Copy of Residential Permit
A copy of your Swiss residence permit (B or C), if applicable.
11. Evidence of Sufficient Financial Means
International students coming to study in Switzerland must prove that they have the financial means to cover the costs of studying and living in Switzerland.

The Migration Office of the Canton of Vaud requires students to provide a bank statement (their own, their parents or their sponsor) a minimum of 20,000.- Swiss Francs (twenty thousand Swiss Francs) or the equivalent amount in a foreign currency.
Students are wishing to apply to the Doctorate Degree in Business Administration must submit the following documents:
1. Completed and signed application
2. Copy of Passport
A copy of your valid passport.
3. Master Degree Transcripts
Copy of all relevant official transcripts
4. Master Diploma/Degree
All international Diplomas/Degrees must be submitted in English language.
5.Curriculum Vitae (CV)
An up-to-date curriculum vitae/resume. (overview of studies, relevant working experience if any, and activities)
6. Proof of English Proficiency
Non-native English applicants for whom English is not the first language are required to submit their scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL code 9756) with a minimum score of 80 or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with a minimum overall score of 6.0.

Applicants that have studied the past 3 academic years in English may obtain an English waiver should they provide proof from the academic institution.
7. Motivation letter
A motivation letter of 500 to 1000 words highlighting the following aspects:

1. Why do you want to do a Doctorate Degree in Business Administration

2. Why do you want to study in Switzerland

3. What interested you about the American University in Switzerland.

4. What are your professional goals and how will the AUS degree help you accomplish your goals. Then give an overview/history of your past academic experience and work experience and make it clear why these experiences would make you an excellent candidate for both AUS and the master program of interest.

5. Talk about any extracurricular activities you did, if any (ex. volunteering work, projects, or charity work)

6. Finally, talk about how you plan to return to your home country after graduation and talk about how you plan to use your knowledge and experience in Switzerland and where you see your career developing.

Please contact the Global Enrollment Team for further guidance or contact us via our contact form.
8. Letter of Recommendation
A professional letter of recommendation from a professor or employer.
9. Passport photograph
A passport-size photograph in digital format.
10.Copy of Residential Permit
A copy of your Swiss residence permit (B or C), if applicable.
11. Evidence of Sufficient Financial Means
International students coming to study in Switzerland must prove that they have the financial means to cover the costs of studying and living in Switzerland.

The Migration Office of the Canton of Vaud requires students to provide a bank statement (their own, their parents or their sponsor) a minimum of 20,000.- Swiss Francs (twenty thousand Swiss Francs) or the equivalent amount in a foreign currency.
English Language Requirements
English proficiency at the American University in Switzerland will be recognized if students meet one of the following requirements:

  • Attendance for at least three recent full years of study in an institution where the sole language of instruction is English.
  • Obtaining International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB).

If none of these conditions apply, proof of proficiency in English must be provided by achieving the appropriate score on one of the following:

  • A minimum score of 68 in the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).
  • A minimum score of 6.0 in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).

Frequently Asked Questions
HOW DO I PAY THE ADMISSION AND TUITION FEES?
The Admission Fee and Tuition Fee can be paid by bank transfer or online via credit card.
Once your application has been finalized, the Office of Admissions will issue you an Offer letter with all relevant information and banking details.

CAN I TRANSFER MY UNIVERSITY CREDITS TO AUS?

The American University in Switzerland accepts student transfers from other recognized universities and business schools. To evaluate a possible credit transfer, please send your transcripts to the Office of Admissions via email at study@aus.swiss.
I HAVE BEEN ACCEPTED TO AUS. WHAT SHOULD I DO NEXT?
Once you have been accepted to study at the American University in Switzerland, you must return your signed Offer letter signed and pay the Admission Fee.
International students applying for a student visa may also consider paying part of their Tuition Fee simultaneously; this may be seen as favorable for the visa process by the competent Swiss authorities.
Upon receipt of payment, the AUS team will send you a confirmation that you have secured your seat. Please note that international payments may take up to 10 days, depending on the bank.

HOW MUCH WILL I HAVE TO PAY FOR TUITION?

Please see more information about the Tuition Fees and living costs in Switzerland as a student here.
I HAVE PAID MY ADMISSION FEE, WHAT SHOULD I DO NEXT?
International students from outside the Schengen zone will require a visa to study in Switzerland. Once you have paid your Admission Fee, and the Finance Department receives it, the Office of Admissions will prepare all visa-related documents and send them to you.
You will be required to schedule an appointment at the Swiss Embassy in your home country to submit the visa-related documents.
Please note that the visa process can take between 6 to 12 weeks.
Before your visa is released, you will be required to make the first payment of your Tuition Fee (depending on their
chosen payment plan).
HOW DO I FIND OUT ABOUT ACCOMMODATION?
AUS has large availability of shared and single-room accommodation. Please contact the admissions team of your chosen campus for housing advice.
DO I NEED HEALTH INSURANCE?
Health Insurance is a mandatory requirement for all students studying in Switzerland. The American University in Switzerland has an agreement with an insurance provider where students can benefit from attractive rates. The Admissions team will provide you with the relevant information for you to set up your health insurance.

I HAVE PAID MY FEES AND RECEIVED A VISA. WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?

The administration team will contact you with your class timetable before the beginning of the academic semester. Please contact us if you have any questions.