23.02.2021 - New statistical information

Conditions of study and life at Swiss higher education institutions in 2020: first results

On average, students undertake 9.7 hours of paid work per semester week in addition to their studies. Roughly three-quarters of students have a job. Earnings from such jobs account for 39% of students’ monthly income. But more than half of their monthly income still comes from financial contributions made by family members. Four out of ten students live at home with their parents. These are some of the preliminary findings from the 2020 Survey on the Social and Economic Conditions of Student Life. These findings represent the situation before the Covid-19 pandemic.

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