Switzerland

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Buckingham & Switzerland

Our Swiss students have always been an important part of our student community at the University of Buckingham. Our vibrant international student community is seen as a handy springboard to broaden horizons while our quintessential British educational structure has always been highly valued.

Our Swiss students study a very wide range of academic disciplines across our many schools at Buckingham, including Law, Business Management, Marketing and Psychology.

These pages were created to provide you with essential information about joining the University of Buckingham and about the student experience here.

Studying at Buckingham

Our undergraduate degrees provide the unique options and combinations that will enable you to select a degree programme to suit your needs and future aspirations.

Visit our Course Finder to see a complete list of the programmes available to you. If you still have questions or doubts about what you would like to study or are undecided about what degree programme is best for you please contact us, we can help.

Entry requirements

English Language requirements
It is very important that your English level is of a good standard for you to be successful in your studies. All applicants must achieve the minimum requirements in all 4 components (listening, reading, speaking and writing). See our English language requirements.

Foundation
Foundation programmes provides a bridge between school study in your home country and undergraduate study at a UK university. Choose this course if you have successfully completed 12 years of schooling with a good school leaving qualification. This programme leads to undergraduate programmes in the Schools of Business, Sciences or Humanities. All the courses are taught by subject specialist staff at Buckingham, so you will be part of university life from your first day.

Undergraduate
If you are considering enrolling as a full-time undergraduate student at the University of Buckingham you need to have achieved the following:

  • Swiss Maturitätszeugnis / Certificat de Maturité / Attestato di Maturità: Minimum Grade 4
  • GCE A-levels: An average grade of B depending on the programme
  • IB score of between 29 and 34 (depending on the degree subject)

NB: These grades quoted above give an indication of a typical offer; at the Admissions Tutor’s discretion, alternative qualifications or gradings may be considered. All applications will be considered individually and work experience and other interdisciplinary achievements are taken into consideration when deciding upon all applications. Applicants may also be invited to interview.

Postgraduate
In order to study at postgraduate level (Master’s degree), you will generally need to have attained:

  • Bachelor’s degree or Diplom or Lizentiat Staatsdiplom / Diplome d’État
  • Vorlizentiat / Vordiplom + 1 year of studies
  • A Bachelor’s Degree from a recognised higher education institution, equivalent to a British Bachelor’s (Honours) degree, with a minimum of a 2:2 (or the level of which will differ for each school of study).

NB: These grades quoted above give an indication of a typical offer; at the Admissions Tutor’s discretion, alternative qualifications or gradings may be considered. All applications will be considered individually and work experience and other interdisciplinary achievements are taken into consideration when deciding upon all applications. Applicants may also be invited to interview.

Our Swiss students

Alexander Lehmann (Business Enterprise)

What I like most about Buckingham is the international culture of the student community, exactly what I needed as a Business student that wants to run his own business one day. Indeed, there is rarely a day where I do not interact and learn from my fellow international students. Also this chance to study Entrepreneurship and Business will help me apply theoretical knowledge to my own future business.

 

Your International Officer

The International Office is always here to help applicants from overseas. Check the visits diary to see to see if there are any trips coming up. If you have any queries, please, do not hesitate to contact our International Officer:

To see information on fees and scholarships, follow the links.