SHL students are subsidised by their canton of residence (including the Principality of Liechtenstein). The "Intercantonal Agreement on Contributions to the Educational Programmes of Higher Vocational Training Institutions" (HFSV) regulates in particular the amount of contributions that a canton pays for the extra-cantonal school attendance of its students.
An application is to be made by the student via completion of the personal data sheet and submission of the required documents to the canton liable to payment. Acceptance of support for subsidy contributions are then decided upon. Students from abroad, who are resident in Switzerland at the beginning of their studies, can also submit an application using the personal data sheet mentioned above.