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Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies at Franklin University Switzerland focuses on cultural phenomena and processes as they unfold under the pressure of historical, social and economic forces.

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Inherent in our approach is an understanding of culture as an ever-evolving entity that demands continuous acts of interpretation, negotiation and creativity.

Key facts:

Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies at Franklin University Switzerland   is both rigorous and flexible. We support our students in designing their own educational path, which culminates in a year-long senior thesis or an internship. In both cases, this final focus on an original piece of research, or on a specific professional arena, prepares our graduates for success on the job market. So, what can you do with a CLCS degree? A lot, in fact: the range of careers open to our graduates includes any sector that values keen analytical abilities, synthetic thinking, and effective oral and written expression. 

Our alums over the past decade have built careers at NGOs, with governmental agencies, in development aid and human rights;  in academia, law, business, psychology, marketing and journalism; as editors, politicians, interpreters, teachers and foreign aid workers. Many have also gone on to graduate school to seek advanced degrees in fields as diverse as psychology, history, development aid, literature, art history, law, cultural studies and environmental studies.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Reading the Postcolonial City: Berlin and Hamburg
  • Forbidden Acts: Queer Studies and Performance
  • Representations of Poverty in Literature
  • The Cultural Politics of Sports
  • French Cultural Institutions: Power and Representation
  • European Food Systems: You Are Where You Eat

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

Undergraduate admission to Franklin University Switzerland is selective, competitive and based primarily on the following:

  • High School Record
  • Personal Recommendations
  • SAT I or ACT Scores (Optional)

Tuition Fee

Swiss/EU/EEA:CHF 25,000 per year; US/Canada: $45,200 per year; International: CHF 49,100 per year

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Living costs for Lugano

1516 - 2134 CHF /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


70 percent of Franklin students receive financial aid. As an institution Franklin offers scholarships based on academic merit and financial need. Additionally, students may receive aid from various external programs based on citizenship, need, and other factors. Together we create a financial aid package and carefully guide you through your financing options to help you afford your education.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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