Raise of the Tuition Fees

Current Situation

At its meeting on September 27./28. 2017, the ETH-Board expressed its support for an increase in tuition fees at both ETH by 500 CHF per year. The final decision will be made in March 2018. Here you find the official statement of the ETH Board.

The VSETH responded to this, by questioning the proposed step: official statement of the VSETH (German only)

The AGEPoly (Student Association of the EPFL) also released a statement: official statement of the AGEPoly (French only)


To gather all students opinions, we launched a survey about the tuition fees. We have received 3828 valid answers, wich represents approximately 25% of all the students at ETH Zürich. 

The results and the report of the data analysis can be found here:  VSETH-Auswertung

The survey clearly showed, that the vast majority of students opposes the proposed raise of the tuition fees.

Panel Discussion

On the evening of November 15th we hosted a public panel discussion in the CABinett (CAB F 21, Universitätstrasse 6, ETH Centre).

Guest were:

Gian-Andri Casutt
Head of Communication ETH-Board

Lea Meister
Former president of the European Students' Union

Luzian Franzini
Co-President Junge Grüne Schweiz

Matthias P. Müller
Vice President Jungfreisinnige Schweiz

We thank the participants and everybody who attended the discussion.

Video in German:

Role of the VSETH

The VSETH has launched a campaign to inform the students and start a discussion on the topic. Together with the AGEPoly, we made a video that you can find here: Link

On the 15.11.2017 a public debate was held and the survey to gather all students' opinions started.

Want to help?

Do you want to actively help us with our campaign? There is a lot to do and together we can do anything!

In order to keep our campaing going, we revived the AG Tuition Fees. If you want to help organizing the VSETH actions, write us or just swing by.


10.01.2018, 17:00 - 19:30, HG F33.1
25.01.2018, 17:00 - 19:30, HIL D60.1
06.02.2018, 17:15 - 19:45, HG F33.5
21.02.2018, 17:00 - 20:00, HIL D60.1