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.

Visa and Requirements

Student Visa Requirements

All students enrolled at the American University in Switzerland will be granted a student residency permit which allows them to legally live in Switzerland. The permit can further be used by students to discover Europe.

Our Admissions team and Immigration Advisory Service is there to answer any questions you have about visas and student permits. Should you require help, we can also assist you with the application process through the Embassy of Switzerland in your country. Please note that in periods of high demand visas may sometimes take longer to issue.

Through the application process our team will ensure you have all the information relating to the required documents you need and where you must take them. Should you have any queries our team is here to help.
Once in Switzerland, our team will assist and inform you about the next steps regarding your residence permit.
Health Insurance
Having Swiss health insurance is mandatory for all people living in Switzerland and AUS has a partner company that provides students with the latest solutions in terms of health and accident insurance.


Student insurance starts at around CHF 150 per month and may vary depending on your needs.


Should students already be in possession of international insurance they will have to contact the administration team for further assistance and assure the validity in Switzerland.

Working in Switzerland
The working hours for students are limited during the school year and there are a few requirements that you must fulfil. For more information please speak to a member of the Administration team.

  • International students can work up to 15 hours a week
  • During semester holidays international students can work up to 100%
  • Students from outside the EU/EFTA countries may start working only 6 months after starting their degree program