General Information


Courses offered at USI are held entirely in English.
Courses at Politecnico di Milano are taught both in English and in Italian. An entire English curriculum can be chosen.

Admission requirements

  • Bachelor's degree granted by a recognised university in the field of Computer Sciences, Mathematics, Physics, Electrical Engineering, or a related discipline
  • Good knowledge of English (English level requirements)

Application procedure and deadline

Students of USI who have obtained the "Bachelor of Science" (or an equivalent University course corresponding to no less than 180 ECTS credits) and who can be admitted to the "Master of Science in Informatics" shall be entitled to continue their curriculum at Politecnico di Milano in the first and second year in the "Laurea Magistrale in Ingegneria Informatica" course for 120 ECTS credits.

The application for admission to double degree follows the general procedure.

The selection of students will be made according to the criteria of merit, knowledge of languages, CV, and letter of motivation.

Application deadline is June 30.
Application deadline for candidates who need a visa is April 30


Tuition fees for the Master's degrees amount to CHF 4,000 per semester. Applicants whose official residence was in Switzerland (including Liechtenstein and Campione d'Italia) at the time of the final high school exam (Maturità) pay a reduced semester fee of CHF 2,000. Students may ask for an exemption of the tuition fees of the second year. All semester fees must be paid at USI. No fees will be paid to Politecnico di Milano for the entire period of the exchange.

The programme provides a limited number of places. Students exceeding the maximum number allowed will have the possibility to be enrolled in each institution. However, such students must pay any tuition fees foreseen for local students at the host institution.

In addition to the grants offered by USI students can apply for scholarships offered by Politecnico di Milano.


Double degree programme Director: Prof. Laura Pozzi
For more information and to apply:

Dean's Office
Faculty of Informatics
Università della Svizzera italiana
Via Giuseppe Buffi 13 - 6900 Lugano
Tel.: +41 (0)58 666 46 90 - Fax.: +41 (0)58 666 45 36 -

Politecnico di Milano
Programmi di Doppia Laurea
via Golgi 42, 20133 Milano
orario di ricevimento: da lunedì a mercoledì dalle 9.30 alle 12.30
tel 02.2399.2523