Your Flying Future

Fees and Financing

You have surely asked yourself what the pilot training at SWISS costs and how you can finance it? Training to turn your dream job into reality is an investment in your own future. Through attractive funding opportunities and the SWISS deferment model, it is a dream you can afford more easily.

Many Levels of Support

Financially on Your Side

Your pilot training at SWISS is supported on several levels. The current training fees of CHF 120'000 are reduced through a Swiss government subsidy (CHF 60'000 for Swiss and people with C EU/EFTA permit and CHF 36'000 for foreigners) and fees covered by SWISS (CHF 30'000), leaving fees of only CHF 30'000 (for Swiss or people with C EU/EFTA permit) or CHF 54'000 (for foreigner) to be covered by trainees.

Repayment Once You Begin Your Career


In the SWISS’s deferment model, you do not need to pay the fees (CHF 30'000 for Swiss or people with C EU/EFTA permit and CHF 54'000 for foreigners) when you begin training, but rather pay once you successfully graduate and join SWISS – where it will be deducted from your monthly wages in installments.

ATPL Program

Cost of Pilot Training at SWISS

Swiss / C EU/EFTA Permit

Training Cost

CHF 120'000

CHF 120'000

Swiss Government Subsidy 

CHF 60'000

CHF 36'000

SWISS Subsidy

CHF 30'000

CHF 30'000

Fees covered by the trainee with deferment model

CHF 30'000

CHF 54'000

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Still have questions?

How long does the pilot training take? How high are the fees? And do I actually need to be very athletic? Here you find all you need to know about pilot training.

Can I become a pilot without perfect sight?

Yes, not all pilots have 20/20 vision. Your eyesight will be assessed by a doctor as part of your medical.

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Do I need to have high grades in math and the sciences at school?

We test your knowledge of technical and physical processes as well as your technical understanding. This means it is advantageous to have done well in math and physics from years 8 to 11. We also greatly value your motivation to achieve your goals and your passion for the job.

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Where can I inquire about the status of my application?

We’re afraid it’s not possible to access your application once it has been sent to us. If you require information as to its status, please contact us by telephone or email.

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Note: The information on this page is for information purposes only and not legally binding. The provisions of the respective training contracts do apply.