Tuition and scholarships

Tuition fees for the Bachelor's degrees amount to CHF 4,000 per semester. Applicants whose official residence was in Switzerland (including Liechtenstein and Campione d'Italia, under certain conditions) at the time of the final high school exam (Maturità) pay a reduced semester fee of CHF 2,000.
Tuition fees are payable at the beginning of each term, by the deadline indicated on the invoice; fee payment is an essential condition for matriculating or renewing one's enrolment.


  • The Foundation for the Lugano Faculties of the Università della Svizzera italiana awards one-off scholarships of CHF 4'000 to first-year Bachelor students who obtained their high-school degree and  who at the moment of graduation had legal residence in the German- or French-speaking cantons of Switzerland. The aim is to increase the multilingual and multicultural diversity of our university. The study grant is awarded automatically once the matriculation procedure has been completed.
  • Università della Svizzera italiana organises a contest for 5 study grants for students admitted to the first year of the Bachelor of Science in Communication for the academic year 2016/2017. Only applicants who graduated from high school in 2016 can participate.
    Application form

Other study grants are available. For more details, please, click here.