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JOanne Scott 20.02.2017 05:07

Looking for English university in Switzerland
 
Hi. I am looking for a university that teaches in English for my daughter who finishes school in South Africa this year.

roegner 20.02.2017 05:23

Re: Looking for English university in Switzerland
 
AFAIK only master courses, bachelor courses are all in one of the Swiss languages

JOanne Scott 20.02.2017 05:32

Re: Looking for English university in Switzerland
 
Thank you

Ramtin[e] 20.02.2017 06:50

Re: Looking for English university in Switzerland
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by JOanne Scott (Post 2743340)
Hi. I am looking for a university that teaches in English for my daughter who finishes school in South Africa this year.


Hi, if she is in Geneva, then she can attend Webster University ( www.webster.ch ). It's an American University located in Bellevue, Geneva, two minutes walk from the "Bellevue-Genthod" CFF station. Webster University in Geneva is one of 4 European Campuses of Webster University, St Louis ( www.webster.edu ) in Webster Groves, Missouri. The Geneva campus is very nice.

HTH

NotAllThere 20.02.2017 08:28

Re: Looking for English university in Switzerland
 
There a few bachelor's courses taught in English in some instituion in Luzern. Don't know the details, but the daughter of a friend of a friend is studying some form of engineering.

Thomaz 20.02.2017 10:16

Re: Looking for English university in Switzerland
 
What subject is she planning to study?

There might be some options.

st2lemans 20.02.2017 10:52

Re: Looking for English university in Switzerland
 
Only private universities (or advanced degrees) are in English.

Example: Franklin in Lugano, CHF 70k/year. :eek:

Tom

lewibrfc 20.02.2017 12:23

Re: Looking for English university in Switzerland
 
the University of St Gallen offers undergraduate degrees for English speakers.

You can choose from business administration, international affairs and economics at undergraduate level.

The workload is very demanding, yet the reputation of the institution and job chances are exceptional.

aurora australis 20.02.2017 12:37

Re: Looking for English university in Switzerland
 
From my experience I can only speak about the University of Zurich. Master courses are mainly in English, with a few exceptions. I believe all bachelor programs are studied in German. In case you are interested in UZH you can find contact information on their website. They are always friendly and professional and will answer within a day or two.

NotAllThere 20.02.2017 13:26

Re: Looking for English university in Switzerland
 
University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland FHNW

http://www.fhnw.ch/degree-courses/bachelor

Bachelor's degree courses taught in English

BSc in Business Administration (International Management)
BSc in International Business Management
BSc in Business Information Technology
BSc Computer Science

Thomaz 20.02.2017 15:58

Re: Looking for English university in Switzerland
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by st2lemans (Post 2743423)
Only private universities (or advanced degrees) are in English.

Example: Franklin in Lugano, CHF 70k/year. :eek:

Tom

Good American schools are similar as well.

Quote:

Originally Posted by lewibrfc (Post 2743496)
the University of St Gallen offers undergraduate degrees for English speakers.

You can choose from business administration, international affairs and economics at undergraduate level.

The workload is very demanding, yet the reputation of the institution and job chances are exceptional.

Is USG really good?

lewibrfc 20.02.2017 17:49

Re: Looking for English university in Switzerland
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Thomaz (Post 2743664)
Good American schools are similar as well.



Is USG really good?

It depends what you are trying to get out of it.

If you can handle a heavy workload independently, don't mind living in St Gallen for a few years, and are interested in going into management, marketing, finance or consulting in the German speaking area then yes, the HSG is a good decision.

Marsalforn 20.02.2017 20:23

Re: Looking for English university in Switzerland
 
www.ehl.edu

Doctor Memory 23.02.2017 17:32

Re: Looking for English university in Switzerland
 
Take a look at Franklin University Switzerland. fus.edu

Founded in 1969 in Lugano (Italian speaking city, just across the northern Italy border) as specifically international in its curriculum and co-curriculum. Small size with dedicated faculty holding Ph.Ds or other terminal degrees from excellent universities around the world. Uses the American model of pedagogy--small classes, highly interactive. Students travel with faculty members each semester for 10-14 days in small groups to some part of the world to explore and interact, guided by a theme--e.g., neo-classical architecture in London, or the classical world in Rome. Travel costs are included in the tuition. It's curriculum is liberal arts with additional tracks in business (international finance, international banking for example) plus international relations. About half or so of the students come from the US, about 15% from Europe, 10% from the Middle East, and the rest from South America and Asia. About 60 countries represented.

It's the only institution of higher education in the world with both USA and Swiss accreditation at the university level.

As a private institution it has no Swiss government subsidies, so the costs are in line with others like it in Europe and the US. However, more than 60% of students are awarded financial assistance.

-Dr Memory

roegner 23.02.2017 17:36

Re: Looking for English university in Switzerland
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Doctor Memory (Post 2745882)
As a private institution it has no Swiss government subsidies, so the costs are in line with others like it in Europe and the US.

Which means a lot more expensive than regular universities in Europe

Doctor Memory 24.02.2017 00:28

Re: Looking for English university in Switzerland
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by roegner (Post 2745884)
Which means a lot more expensive than regular universities in Europe

Yes, irregular in this case is more expensive. Strange that. :)

JOanne Scott 24.02.2017 04:58

Re: Looking for English university in Switzerland
 
Thank you so much for all your replies. It has been so helpful. Hannah plans to study psychology type degree.
I am struggling with the prices , but will keep trying.

marischi 24.02.2017 17:11

Re: Looking for English university in Switzerland
 
You are wanting to move to Switzerland.
How come?
Do you have a confirmed job?
Are you marrying a Swiss National?
Otherwise, it will not be that easy.

Languagewise: If you speak dutch or afrikaans, learning Swiss German or High German might be quite easy.

st2lemans 24.02.2017 17:45

Re: Looking for English university in Switzerland
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Doctor Memory (Post 2745882)
Take a look at Franklin University Switzerland. fus.edu

aka post #7. ;)

Tom

JOanne Scott 24.02.2017 22:24

Re: Looking for English university in Switzerland
 
Hi Marischi
I have Swiss citizenship but my daughter does not yet.
Regards
Jo


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