How to apply for the Bachelor's programme

ONLINE APPLICATION

Academy of Architecture - CLOSING DATE: June 1 (April 15 for candidates who need a visa)
Additional information can be found on the main website: http://www.arc.usi.ch/en/l-accademia/immatricolazione

 

Faculties of Economics, Communication Sciences and Informatics - CLOSING DATE: June 30 (April 30 for candidates who need a visa).

Successful candidates receive a formal letter of acceptance from the University.
Late applications may be accepted within the limits of available places.
A limit may legitimately be set to new admissions, on the one hand to guarantee that logistical capacity is not exceeded to the detriment of teaching standards, and on the other to maintain a fair proportion between students of various countries or ethnic origins. For more details, please refer to the web site of the single Faculties.

 

PAPER APPLICATION

For the Faculties of Economics, Communication Sciences and Informatics only, prospect students are allowed to apply through a paper application form and attach the required documentation.
The application package, to be sent in paper form, will include:

  • the completed application form;
  • photocopy of Maturità certificate or of equivalent certificate of secondary education. An official certificate of attendance by the High School or institution may temporarily replace the school-leaving certificate if the candidate has yet to complete the final examinations;
  • certified translation of any diploma written in a language other than Italian, German, French, English or Spanish;
  • certificate of ex-matriculation for students transferring from other institutions of higher education;
  • photocopy of identity card/passport or other proof of identity;
  • photocopy of residence permit for foreign nationals already domiciled in Switzerland.


Candidates who apply as mature students ('special dossier' cases) are expected to enclose a letter of motivation, a curriculum vitae, any certificates testifying training and work periods, and proof of identity.

Method of payment

The amount of the registration fee may be credited to the following account: (by Faculty).

Faculty of Communication Sciences:
Bank, PostFinance, 3030 Bern
CCP 65-236567-9
IBAN: CH60 0900 0000 6523 6567 9
SWIFT (BIC): POFICHBEXXX
Account holder: Università della Svizzera italiana, 6900 Lugano

Faculty of Economics:
Bank, PostFinance, 3030 Bern
CCP 65-181576-7
IBAN: CH88 0900 0000 6518 1576 7
SWIFT (BIC): POFICHBEXXX
Account holder: Università della Svizzera italiana, 6900 Lugano

Faculty of Informatics:
Bank, PostFinance, 3030 Bern
CCP 65-153098-6
IBAN: CH82 0900 0000 6515 3098 6
SWIFT (BIC): POFICHBEXXX
Account holder: Università della Svizzera italiana, 6900 Lugano

Registration fee
The Lisbon convention regulates the recognition of university degrees between signatory countries and considerably simplifies the administration of admission procedures. For this reason, candidates whose previous degree studies were completed in countries outside this Convention are invited to pay an application fee of SFr. 100 accounting for the higher administrative costs of processing more complex files. If the candidate is admitted, the fee will be deducted from the amount of the tuition fee for the first semester. The administrative fee is not refundable in other cases: if admission is not granted, or if the candidate decides to withdraw or fails to matriculate.
This practice is not implemented at the Academy of Architecture.

List of Countries that have signed the Lisbon Convention

Albania
Andorra
Armenia
Australia
Austria
Azerbaijan
Belarus
Belgium
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bulgaria
Canada
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark
Estonia
Finland
France
Georgia
Germany

Greece
Holy See
Hungary
Iceland
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Kazakhstan
Kyrghyz Republic
Latvia
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Macedonia
Malta
Moldova
Monaco
Montenegro
Netherlands

Norway
Poland
Portugal
Romania
Russia
San Marino
Serbia
Slovakia
Slovenia
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Tajikistan
Turkey
Ukraine
United Kingdom
United States