Webster offers a variety of housing options to students throughout their studies
To allow our students one less worry, Webster offers students on-campus and off-campus University sponsored housing options. In addition, the Office of Residential Life can refer students to local housing resources such as apartment search firms and rental agents.
The University sponsored housing options are:
All Freshmen (first-year students) from out of town are housed in the Living and Learning Center which provides convenient access to all campus facilities and services. These secure housing conditions offer a supportive and caring environment that is designed to nurture individual growth as students and responsible members of our international community. The Center houses 49 students in individual rooms or in suites that contain two individual rooms. Please review the Housing Guide below.
On Campus Housing Guide (Freshman students)
Returning students, study abroad students, transfers and graduate students from out of town. Les Berges du Rhône is located in the center of Geneva on the banks of the Rhone River and houses 118 students in double or single rooms. Webster also offers 13 additional housing spaces in the Auberge Lion d’Or in the nearby Versoix neighborhood. Please review the Housing Guide below:
Important: Housing priority is given to students who are accepted to the University at least three months before the start of their intended date of enrollment. However every effort will be made to assist late applicants with their housing needs, either on campus or off campus.
Estimated Housing Costs and Living Expenses
In general, Webster recommends that students plan to budget at least CHF 10,000 for their academic year (late August to mid-May) housing costs. Students who plan to attend the summer term should add approximately CHF 2,500 for summer housing. Please remember that some students may spend more and some students may spend less depending on their actual housing situation.
Costs in the Living Learning Center
- CHF 9,260 for the full academic year (late August to mid-May)
- CHF 2,315 for the summer term
Costs in Residence Les Berges du Rhone
Please refer to the Off Campus Housing Guide as Les Berges contains eight different units and prices will vary according to the configuration of the unit.
Costs for Auberge Lion d’Or
Most rooms in this residence are normally assigned to students in the University’s Global MA in International Relations or Global MBA program.
The Office of Residential Life can inform you if additional rooms might be available in any term in which you desire housing.
Other variable costs associated with University life:
- Food (estimated at CHF 800 per month)
- Entertainment and personal expenses (estimated at CHF 250 per month)
- Swiss accident and health insurance (obligatory for all residents in Switzerland; estimated at CHF 995 per year for students under 31 years of age)
- Personal liability insurance (obligatory in Switzerland; estimated at CHF 100 per year)
- Transportation: Train and bus monthly pass for all Geneva area: CHF 45 for students under 25 years of age or CHF 75 for older students
Webster acknowledges the wide range in student spending that varies by individual needs and habits. We encourage students and parents to talk about a realistic level of spending prior to enrollment to facilitate the development of a common sense and realistic budget.