Student services

Administrative services

Administrative services

The administrative services include the USI secretariat, the faculties’ secretariats and the human resources department.
University library of Lugano

University Library Services

The UniversitÓ della Svizzera italiana offers library services for students, teachers and collaborators, but also open to the public, with headquarters in the Lugano and Mendrisio campuses.
University secretariat

Study Advisory Service

The Study Advisory Service aims at supporting and accompanying students in the choice of a study programme. The Service provides detailed information and is available through the entire academic year to discuss students’ educational options via email, phone, or personal appointment.
Group of students

International Relations and Study-abroad Office

This service exists to facilitate the participation of the UniversitÓ della Svizzera italiana and its students, in different student exchange initiatives.
Students in a laboratory

Research Service USI/SUPSI

A joint service of the UniversitÓ della Svizzera italiana and of the University of Applied Sciences of Southern Switzerland (SUPSI), with the objective to provide support to researchers of both institutions.
Students in a laboratory

Computer Support Services

This service oversees that all computers, networks and web services are functioning properly throughout the University’s installations.

Accommodation Service

The Accommodation Service is a service of our University designed to help students and assistants in their search for a place to stay. The Service cannot guarantee full success at all times, but wants to provide free one-to-one advice and guidance through practical directions on opportunities and the appropriate channels.
Two students in the university garden

Sport Service USI/SUPSI

Created to raise the awareness of faculty, staff, and students to the importance of sport, this service promotes and organises various sporting activities and events.
Students in a classroom

USI Career Service

The University’s USI Career Service aims at fostering exchange and contacts with the professional world, and at acquainting students with the working environment, thus making the transition from the academic world to the workplace easier and more successful.
Students at the university


USI Alumni was set up to assure continuity of contacts between UniversitÓ della Svizzera italiana and its alumni, in order to establish and consolidate a network through which USI alumni can always keep in touch with each other as well as with academic staff and current students, companies, and institutions.
Students talking out of the university

Start-up Promotion Centre

The Start-up Promotion Centre has been created with the purpose of providing assistance to Swiss and foreign graduates and, in particular, to those who intend to start up a business in the Canton Ticino.

Psychological Counselling Service

An external service created in cooperation with the ATPP (Association of Psychologist and Psychotherapists of Ticino) with the aim of facilitating access to professionals in the field of psychology. The service is directed to all students under emotional distress and in need of professional counselling.