Students work about 10 hours per week in addition to their studies

Study and living conditions at Swiss higher education institutions in 2020: first results Students work about 10 hours per week in addition to their studies

23.02.2021 - 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 conducted by the Federal Statistical Office (FSO). These findings represent the situation before the Covid-19 pandemic.


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