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Old 22.11.2011, 20:41
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Question about tuition fees

Hi,

Please let me know that tuition fees are free in Switzerland ?

1/ If father and mother are Swiss, do their children need to pay tuition fees for kindergartens, primary schools, high schools, colleges and Universities ?

2/ If father or mother are Swiss, do their children need to pay tuition fees for kindergartens, primary schools, high schools, colleges and Universities ?

Please let me know in details about that, for both cases: Public and private schools.

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Old 22.11.2011, 20:45
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Re: Question about tuition fees

Switzerland and free rarely appear within the same sentence.

"Free" might apply if parents are under Social Welfare or an equivalent scheme. Fees are subsidized ( usually means tested ).
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Old 22.11.2011, 20:51
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Do you mean that for both cases (parents are Swiss and either father or mother is Swiss), tuition fees are not free ? (If parents are not under Social Welfare) ?

What do you mean when saying "parents are under Socail Welfare ?" ( do not have a job ? ...)

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Please explain me in details.

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Re: Question about tuition fees

Social Welfare is much much lower than unemployment benefits. When one received Social Welfare, a budget is created whereupon the needs of the family unit are taken into consideration and payment made directly to the service provider.

I note that you are Finnish ( the equivalent is Sosiaalipalvelutoimisto or Kela )
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Re: Question about tuition fees

Up to the age of 16 all education here is free for everyone. For colleges and universities charges are made, you would need to ask each individual college.
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Re: Question about tuition fees

I am not sure about universities, but if you wish to attend a Swiss state school then that is free from about the age of 4 ( depending upon the canton ) till 18.

International schools, though, are not.
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Re: Question about tuition fees

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.1/ If father and mother are Swiss, do their children need to pay tuition fees for kindergartens, primary schools, high schools, colleges and Universities ?

2/ If father or mother are Swiss, do their children need to pay tuition fees for kindergartens, primary schools, high schools, colleges and Universities ?

Please let me know in details about that, for both cases: Public and private schools.

Thanks

Ivy
It makes no difference whether the father and mother are Swiss or not. You seriously want the details for private schools, kindergartens etc.? What, all of them? In the whole country? Do people actually apply any critical thought before posting?

btw - welcome to the forums. Why not introduce yourself in the introductions forum.
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