Tuition and scholarships for Bachelor's programmes

Tuition fees amount to CHF 4'000.- per semester. For students whose official residence was in Switzerland or Liechtenstein at the time of the final high school exam (Maturità), the fees are CHF 2'000.-. The semester's fees of CHF 2'000.- are also applied to students whose official residence is Campione d'Italia under certain conditions.
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.

 

Support for students affected by the conflict in Ukraine

2021/22

In order to show its solidarity with the students affected by the war in Ukraine, Università della Svizzera italiana has decided to use part of its solidarity fund to support (through loans and/or scholarships) those who, due to this crisis, find it hard to continue their education.

Regulations
Application form - Lugano Faculties
Application form - Academy of Architecture

 

Scholarships granted by the Canton Ticino

2022/23

The Department of Education, Culture and Sport (Dipartimento dell’Educazione, della cultura e dello sport - DECS) of the Canton of Ticino provides financial support to students who meet its residency requirements. The information brochure and the application forms can be downloaded from the web page www4.ti.ch/decs/sa/uast/sportello/formulari-e-opuscoli (in Italian only).

A related web page provides information about private foundations active in Ticino: www4.ti.ch/decs/sa/uast/cosa-facciamo/fondazioni-private/.
For further details, please contact the “Ufficio degli aiuti allo studio”: www4.ti.ch/decs/sa/uast/ufficio.

 

Scholarships granted by other Swiss cantons

2022/23
Swiss students residing in other cantons can apply for educational funding from the competent cantonal office, which can be found through the following web site: www.edk.ch/it/temi/borse-di-studio/uffici-cantonali.

 

Foundation for the Lugano Faculties of the Università della Svizzera italiana

2022/23

• one-off scholarships of CHF 4'000 each 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.
• 5 scholarships for students admitted to the first year of the Bachelor in Economics
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• 5 scholarships for students admitted to the first year of the Bachelor in Communication
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• 5 scholarships for students admitted to the first year of the Bachelor in Informatics
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• 5 scholarships for each of the 3 years of study for students enrolled in the Bachelor in Italian language, literature and culture
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Equal Opportunities Service of USI

2022/23
The Equal Opportunities Service of the Università della Svizzera italiana organises a contest for one scholarship worth CHF 4’000 for a female student admitted to the first year of the Bachelor in Informatics.
Call
Application form

 

Leonardo Foundation

2022/23 2021/22

The call for applications for the academic year 2022/23 will be available in September 2022.

Swiss and foreign students enrolled at the Università della Svizzera italiana can apply for a scholarship granted by the Leonardo Foundation. Applications must be submitted through the appropriate online form by October 31st, 2021.

Call (in Italian only)

Application form for Swiss students (to be submitted in paper form to the Leonardo Foundation’s Secretariat)

Application form for foreign students (to be submitted electronically)

 

Sodeska Foundation

2022/23 2021/22

The call for applications for the academic year 2022/23 will be available in February 2023.

The Sodeska Foundation offers 5 scholarships worth CHF 4'000 each to Swiss students to support them in their academic studies at USI. Applications are to be submitted through the appropriate online form by March 20th, 2022.
Call (in Italian only)
Application form

 

Zonta Club Lugano Foundation

2022/23 2021/22

The call for applications for the academic year 2022/23 will be available in June 2022.

The Zonta Club Lugano Foundation awards several scholarships to Swiss students or foreign students living in Ticino with a C residence permit who are attending a Bachelor's or a Master's degree programme. The application form together with the supporting documents has to be submitted to the Fondazione Zonta Club Lugano by October 31st, 2021 (competition announcement and application form).

 

“Arnoldo Bettelini” scholarship

2021/22

The descendants of Arnoldo Bettelini, a Swiss naturalist and philanthropist who promoted the foundation of a university in the Italian-speaking part of Switzerland, make available a three-year scholarship covering the tuition fees for a Bachelor of the Università della Svizzera italiana, up to a maximum 4'000 CHF for each academic year.

Call (in Italian only)

Regulations (in Italian only)

 

Ermes and Fiorella Borsari Foundation

2022/23

The Ermes and Fiorella Borsari Foundation offers two scholarships for university studies in Economics and/or Fine arts (sculpture and painting) worth 6'000 CHF each, aimed at students born or residing in the Canton of Ticino who attend a Swiss university, a recognized or accredited Swiss university of applied sciences and arts or the Brera Academy in Milan. Deadline for submitting applications for subsidies: May 30th, 2022.

Call (in Italian only)

 

Private foundations for the Academy of Architecture

2022/23
For scholarships granted by private foundations to Swiss and foreign students enrolled in the Academy of Architecture please refer to: https://www.arc.usi.ch/en/academy/borse-di-studio.

 

IBSA Foundation for scientific research

2022/23 2021/22

The call for applications for the academic year 2022/23 will be available in June 2022.

The IBSA Foundation for Scientific Research firmly believes that faith in the future can be obtained by building solid foundations through education and specialized research. Therefore, the IBSA Foundation for Scientific Research offers scholarships to USI students in medicine every year.

Information

Regulations

 

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