48 months
Tuition fee
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Environmental Sciences and Studies at Franklin University Switzerland  provides students the knowledge and skills to become these future leaders through two major options.

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Environmental Sciences and Studies at Franklin University Switzerland  exposes students to environmental issues from a variety of disciplinary perspectives, while the Environmental Studies major with an emphasis in science allows students to focus primarily on the natural and physical science aspects of today’s environmental problems. 

Key facts:

Both major curricula integrate Franklin’s Academic Travel program, offer opportunities to pursue independent research, incorporate real-world experience, and encourage majors to study abroad.In particular, Franklin’s affiliation with the School for Field Studies (SFS - www.fieldstudies.org) allows ESS students to study at one of the SFS sites during a summer or semester and receive major credit. Both major programs prepare students for careers in government, non-profit conservation, consulting, as well as for graduate degree programs.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Managing the New Zealand Environment
  • Tourism and the Environment: Iceland
  • Sustainability Science (Iceland)
  • Research in Environmental Studies
  • Internship in Environmental Studies
  • Senior Research Project in Environmental Studies

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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