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FUS Past, Present and Future. Discover how FUS grew from a small international College to the global and inspiring University it is today.

Honoring the Past, celebrating the Present, sustaining the Future. The small community of students and staff who arrived in 1969 were pioneers, shaping the FUS College into today's exceptional and global FUS University. A leader in international education, FUS provides a cross-cultural and multinational environment that inspires students to engage the world.


Meet the FUS top management. Office of the President, Board of Trustees, President's Cabinet and the Leadership Committee.

FUS strives to develop and cultivate an academic environment that provides opportunities for students to become articulate, informed, and productive leaders of their communities.


We are FUS. Discover the FUS story, the milestones, the mission, the vision, and the first 50 years of international academic excellence.

Founded in 1969, FUS was among the first institutions to bring American Liberal Arts education to Europe. Today, after 50 years of succesful growth, it is the only university in the world that offers interdisciplinary, experiential and personalized learning through interactions both inside and outside of the classroom.


Expand your world with FUS. Choose an immersive environment of cross-cultural and multinational perspectives while earning a dual accredited academic degree.

FUS offers a one-of-a-kind set of academic opportunities and a collection of multicultural events, clubs, and activities to help grow your international competence and confidence. Furthermore, discover the FUS signature program, Academic Travel, where you will learn and experience a new country for two weeks every semester.


FUS in a nutshell. Did you know that FUS is the only Liberal Arts University in the world accredited both in the United States and Switzerland?

Learn all the numbers that make up the unique FUS education offer. Small and personal, yet international and global. On average FUS represents more than 50 nationalities per year, has a very low student/faculty ratio, for a guided learning process, and 75% of FUS students obtain full-time employment after less than 6 months from graduating.


Start at FUS. Learn everywhere. Choose your international and interdisciplinary Bachelor of Arts (BA) or of Science (BS) degree.

Browse through the FUS offer of undergraduate majors and minors providing an increasingly focused path towards advanced knowledge and competency in specific fields of study. Select from a wide range of disciplines including history, international relations, economics, politics, environmental studies, management, languages and the arts.

Discover our undergraduate programs (majors)

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Sharpen your skills. Become a responsible leader. Choose your international and interdisciplinary Master of Arts (MA) or of Science in International Management (MSIM) degree.

Browse through the FUS offer of graduate programs providing a stronger skill set, hands-on, dynamic, and experiential learning opportunities to catapult you to the next level in your studies or career. Select form a diverse range of disciplines including art management, digital trasformation, climate action, food systems management and political economy.

Discover FUS and Switzerland. Choose your study abroad or visiting program and engage in an international educational learning adventure while exploring Europe.

Browse through the FUS offer of exchange, transfer and study abroad programs to enhance your expertise and develop new relationships. Don't miss the chance to stretch your horizons, discover new cultures, languages, traditions, and meet new people while experiencing the world outside of your typical classroom.


Explore the FUS Academic Divisions. Choose from a diverse array of interdisciplinary curriculums, courses and programs taught by FUS international faculty.

Meet the FUS industry experts and faculty, and browse through the extensive and diversified academic offer of the four FUS main academic divisions: Arts and Cultures; Business and Economics; Communications, History and Politics; and Environment, Math, Psychology and Health.


Introducing the FUS Admissions team. Find your counselor, join FUS virtual information sessions and explore FUS college fair dates.

Let our Admission representatives tell you all about the FUS experience. They travel the world to attend college fairs, webinars and events, offering detailed information about FUS programs and also can't wait to meet you in one-to-one conversations.


Join the FUS community. Discover all about how to apply to FUS through a seamless enrollment procedure supported by our Admissions representatives.

Choose your academic program, complete the application process and determine your eligibility for merit or need-based financial aid opportunities. Find out more about the admission criteria and browse the FUS application portal.

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FUS financial policies. Take a look at FUS tuition, payment policies and options in both Swiss Francs and US Dollars.

As a dually-accredited United States and Swiss institution, FUS operates a dual currency system and offers three categories for tuition and payments based on student citizenship.


FUS financial aid. FUS is commited to encouraging your dreams and studies. Learn if you are eligible to request a scholarship or financial support.

FUS students are offered scholarships based on academic merit and financial need, plus financial support from other various external programs based on citizenship, need, and other factors.


FUS Admissions and Covid-19. All you need to know for an agile enrollment and a well-prepared start of classes.

In these unprecedented times of uncertainty, the FUS community works effortlessly to guide and support you at best. Read through the most frequently asked questions relating to Covid-19 restrictions and control.


Get in touch with FUS. The FUS Admissions team is eager to meet you, answer your questions and tell you all about the incredible FUS learning opportunities.

If you have questions or need more clarification, contact the FUS Admission counselors via chat, email or phone.


FUS sweet home. Discover every corner of our cozy but international and multicultural campus in the heart of Europe.

Browse the campus maps, arrange a visit to the university grounds, take a virtual tour from the comfort of your home, or follow directions straight to the FUS hometown, Lugano, in Switzerland.


Maximize the FUS experience. Check out the many student activities, events, and organizations available on campus.

Get a chance to meet fellow classmates, faculty and staff, and learn about the various cultures that form the FUS community.


Your wellbeing and security are important. FUS is commited to providing a stable and safe living and learning environment.

Take a look at campus emergency procedures and numbers. FUS always maintains a high level of surveillance on campus thanks to the FUS staff and external private security partners.


Introducing the Office of Student Life team. The FUS community is always by your side. Discover OSL's main informational, cultural, and social activities and services.

Let our Office of Student Life representatives walk you through the FUS adventure. They will be your point of contat for all student life activities on campus, orientation, engagement, career strategy, residence arrangements, administrative services, and health and sports.


FUS living and eating options. Discover the seven unique residence halls and the two savory dining offers on the FUS campus.

The real FUS experience starts with living on campus, making new close friends, trying regional and international specialties, and studying or relaxing at the dining halls.


Feed your mind at FUS. Visit the David R. Grace library for an immersive learning environment or purchase a FUS publication or memory from the bookstore.

Looking for a specific book? The FUS library currently holds a collection of approximately 36,000 volumes. Browse the bookstore for great deals on used books and to make FUS merchandise items your own.


Get in FUS shape. FUS promotes indoor and outdoor physical fitness through the Tone Athletic Center and several external sport activities.

Learn about the regular sport activities at FUS, such as basketball, volleyball, futsal, and dodgeball, and the variety of wellness courses taught by qualified and professional instructors, including Pilates and Yoga.


FUS Positivity. Discover FUS student medical and counselor services providing support and assistance in leading a healthy and balanced lifestyle.

Health and wellbeing are important aspects of living at FUS. Meet the FUS Coordinator of Student Medical Services and Wellbeing, and the University Counselor.


Academic support and training. Improve your learning and writing skills with workshops and tutoring at the FUS Writing Learning Center.

FUS provides an array of academic services and workshops to support and give a helping hand to students in specific subjects or accessibility accommodations when needed.


The Office of the Registrar provides registration and transcript services to students and alumni, as well as maintaining and verifying academic data for every student that has studied at Franklin.

This section contains an overview of key services offered.  Additional details and assistance can be obtained from the Office of the Registrar.


Going the distance after FUS. Participate in hands-on career planning and workshops to prepare for a bright and challenging future after life at FUS.

Learn tips and tactics to tackle job interviews and build towards a successful career. FUS can also support you in finding internship opportunities to boost self-confidence and career aspirations.


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