Events
September
2017

Application - Bachelor in Informatics

Online application

To submit your application, please refer to the indications for filling out the online form available here: http://application.lu.usi.ch

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  • Paper application

    Applications to the Bachelor programme can also be submitted with the application form and required paper documents (email or fax submissions will be rejected) to the following address: 

    USI Università della Svizzera italiana
    Faculty of Informatics
    Admission Office
    Via Buffi 13
    6900 Lugano
    Switzerland

     

    Required documentation:

    • 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.

     

    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.

    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 (see list below) are invited to pay an application fee of CHF 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.

     

    Method of payment
    The amount of the registration fee may be credited to the following account:

    Faculty of Informatics
    Swiss Post, PostFinance, 3030 Berna 
    CCP 65-153098-6
    IBAN: CH82 0900 0000 6515 3098 6 
    SWIFT (BIC): POFICHBEXXX

     

    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

  • Application deadline

    Applications will be accepted starting with February. The first candidates will be informed in Spring. Starting April applicants will receive an answer 2-3 weeks after the Dean's office received their applications.

    Applications sent after June 30 are considered if the programme applied for is not yet complete.
    Application deadline for candidates who need a visa is April 30.

  • Fraud warning / Security notice

    In order to better protect future USI students against potential fraud, we wish to draw attention to fake USI intermediary services and/or misleading advertisements on the Internet, as well as related board and accommodation/matriculation proposals.

    USI has no intermediaries whatsoever in these roles.

    Enrollment at USI can only occur when applications are validated by its Faculty admission officers or when submitted online - in Italian or in English - via the official website of USI. The latter offers all relevant information on admission requirements, procedures, fees and accommodation: http://www.usi.ch/en/index.

    When in doubt, we strongly recommend:

    • To check and verify the identity of the intermediary;
    • Not to submit any personal documents or information;
    • To pay particular attention to messages written in languages other than Italian or English, which are the only two languages used by USI for all its official communications;
    • To be suspicious of any advance payment requests, as USI does not request advance payment of tuition fees and/or rent.

    Please report any fake or fraudulent advertisements to USI: info@usi.ch.

    USI shall take no responsibility for damages relating to incidents of this kind, to the use of such intermediary services, and to the acceptance of such proposals.