Advanced Studies in Intercultural Communication

Università della Svizzera Italiana (USI)

2 months
18442 EUR/full
18442 EUR/full
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Advanced Studies in Intercultural Communication is the most comprehensive program in intercultural communication for professionals working with diversity and it is offered by Università della Svizzera Italiana (USI).


Distributed across 18 modules in 3 countries, the Advanced Studies in Intercultural Communication programme at Università della Svizzera Italiana (USI) comprises 8 weeks of study and 1 online module, plus a Thesis/Field Project.

Online module

The introduction to the program and intercultural communication theoretical framework will be presented online. It will involve virtual interaction with other participants and professors. 

The module also includes a course on visualization tools. Participants will learn about cross-cultural variations in the interpretation of visual communication and practical applications of visualizations communicating across cultures and for facilitating intercultural communication.

Face-to-face instruction

The main part of each module will be taught face-to-face over three days of intensive instruction for a total of 24 hours course work.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Interdisciplinary Theories and Concepts for Intercultural Communication
  • Diversity Policies and Human Rights
  • Global Governance of International Organisation
  • Psychology of Prejudice
  • Migration and Wellbeing
  • Migration as a Challenge To Democracy
  • Policies and Processes of Integration in Society

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 2 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed





Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelors or higher degree from a university or Federal Institute of Technology Diploma awarded by a university-level professional school or an equivalent title plus adequate professional experience.
  • Professionals with significant experience in the intercultural field and who do not hold academic titles can be admitted on the basis of their professional curriculum.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18442 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18442 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 2 months.
  • National

    18442 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18442 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 2 months.

CHF 19500 


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