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Lausanne/Geneva English Universities?

Hi All,

I've been trying to find an English taught university in Lausanne or Geneva, since I'm planning on moving to Lausanne around mid January. Problem is that I can't find any on the web, so I'm hoping that anyone living in Lausanne or Geneva could please recommend one.

All I've found so far is Webster university, situated in Geneva (www.webster.ch) but their prices are quite steep. 26,000CHF per academic year.

Been trying to teach myself french, but progress is slow and even though I can kinda speak and understand the language, I doubt I'll be passing french entry exams any time soon.

I'm opting for a bachelors degree in computers science BTW.

Thanks for your replies.
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Re: Lausanne/Geneva English Universities?

Welcome to the forum.

Have you looked at Crus.CH ?

They have study programmes in EN.
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I did actually, but sadly 99.9% of the EN programmes posted on that site are for Master's degree, they present only 2 Bachelor's Degree EN programmes in English literature.

There's an Informatics programme as well, but the university is located in Lugano which is too far away.
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Re: Lausanne/Geneva English Universities?

Don't know about Geneva, but I'm almost certain that the Lausanne unis (UNIL and EPFL) only do Masters courses in English, not Batchelors.

You could spend one year getting your French up to scratch - even from beginner, it could be done in a year with the right level of effort. Comp Sci probably isn't too hard a course to do in a foreign language once you've mugged up on the right vocab, and any French shakiness remaining would vanish by Christmas anyway with that level of immersion.

Or, slightly more left field, you can do the UK's Open University courses here. The fees are higher than in the UK, but still much cheaper than a bricks and mortar degree.
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Re: Lausanne/Geneva English Universities?

The OP might also need a Matura ( or an equivalent ) to be considered for a Bachelors locally in CH. If I were the OP, I'd consider Scottish Unis.
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Re: Lausanne/Geneva English Universities?

"they present only 2 Bachelor's Degree EN programmes in English literature."

Where are those degrees offered?

Thank-you very much.
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Re: Lausanne/Geneva English Universities?

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I've been trying to find an English taught university in Lausanne or Geneva, since I'm planning on moving to Lausanne around mid January. Problem is that I can't find any on the web, so I'm hoping that anyone living in Lausanne or Geneva could please recommend one.
English-taught University in a French-speaking region... yes, it totally makes sense. You should also consider Management studies, you have what it takes.
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Re: Lausanne/Geneva English Universities?

There's something called the European University in Geneva, not sure what degrees they offer or what exactly they do, but understand it is in English, at least some of it.
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Re: Lausanne/Geneva English Universities?

UBIS I have selected the undergrad programs, no idea about the fees.

Though, re the local unies, I am with kodokan on the French ultra learning, just took a prep Swiss uni entrance French exam a few weeks back, it's no easy thing, but you can do it in one year if you really pack in everything you can, classes every day and evening, applying yourself, it is doable, most of us passed. The cours d'ete in UNIGE over the summer are critical to take plus organize the entrance Fr testing for Ge unies. I think you have enough time to get yourself to the level to just polish off all you know by the time the CPU cours d'ete start in june. Lemi know if you have any questions.
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Re: Lausanne/Geneva English Universities?

@ Swisstobe 1 of the courses is held at UNIGE http://www.unige.ch/lettres/angle/index_en.html can't seem to find the other one.

@ Shorrick Mk2 Wow, you must be this forums useless troll. Actually, there are at least 3 English-taught universities in the French-speaking area, and 2 of them only offer Business programmes but sadly they're American, which means that their programmes are extremely expensive. (around 26,000-39,000CHF per academic year for undergraduate studies)

Next time please don't comment unless you have something useful to say. P.S. I might take management after computer science (just because I can).

Thanks everyone for the help, I guess I'll delay my arrival further in order to get my french straight.
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Re: Lausanne/Geneva English Universities?

Sorry for double posting, but I can't seem to find the edit button!

Anyways, I've found a great site that lists probably 90% of all English-taught Undergraduate programmes in Switzerland.

http://www.bachelorsportal.eu/studen...itzerland.html

Bon chance
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Re: Lausanne/Geneva English Universities?

thank you for posting that list.

I'm also going through the learning curve re: getting my BA through the Swiss university system, and it hasn't been easy to figure out where to find the front door for someone like me (38 y.o. from the states, basic french (when i began the search), high school degree, with an utterly useless professional background in... film production ). I would have preferred to go back to school here in the states, where it is more acceptable for someone my age to return to school for their first college degree, except that I fell in love with a swiss who is afraid to leave his comfortable bubble in switzerland (do not blame him one bit).

the education system in Europe is very different from the states, i find it's based not just on a different language, but different values and priorities, cultures...so I'm trying to understand it from the ground up, rather than trying to guess which swiss component stands in for the american counterpart.

good luck to you. i'm curious to see how it goes for you... don't feel bad or naive for investigating the unlikely possibility of an english-taught curriculum in a french-speaking region, sometimes there are surprising answers to seemingly stupid questions. (i really get a lot out of this site, but i also find a certain condescensing tone directed at newbies who are making an earnest attempt to learn something. anyway i digress... ) As my interests are in the medical field and having early on taken an anatomy class in english, I thought it would be insane to attempt learning such intense material in a foreign language, but alas, i have to accept if i want to eventually work in a french-speaking region after graduating, it makes sense that I learn in the local language.
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Re: Lausanne/Geneva English Universities?

There are TONS of private universities in Geneva and Lausanne. It is true that not a lot of them teach tech related programs as diplomas. Our school, for example, offers BBA and Bachelor of Finance diplomas with the possibility of taking some computer courses like Flash and Photoshop.

Anyways, you need only type in 'University in Switzerland' or 'BBA in Switzerland' or something to that extent and Google will blast you with four or five pages of private universities in English.

Just don't be afraid to ask questions. Talk to the responsible of each university, ask strong questions and make sure you are happy with the answers. If you can, visit some of them before you commit. There are schools of all sizes. Do you want a full blown campus, or small and intimate classes? Etc, Etc.

Hope this helps!
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Re: Lausanne/Geneva English Universities?

On a similar note, does anyone have any experience undertaking a degree in french at uni geneva or lausanne without being a native french speaker and how difficult this was. Also, how receptive were other students/professors to non-native french speakers.

I have some background in french and will be taking intensive french courses before beginning my degree.

Thanks!
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