MOOCs and auditing courses


Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are open courses available online.

USI currently offers the following MOOCs:


Auditing courses

Each Faculty defines, at the beginning of each semester, the courses which are open to auditing students.

Faculties do not issue certificates of attendance unless by special arrangement with relevant home institutions.

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  • Bachelor courses

    In principle, subject to classroom logistics, auditing students may attend courses without admission requisites in the following Bachelor programs (excluding language courses, seminars, design studios and practical exercise classes):


    Interested auditing students are required to check in advance that the course(s) of choice is(are) available to them by writing to:

  • Master, Ph.D and Executive courses

    Courses offered at USI in the Master’s programs, doctoral schools and Executive programs are not open to auditing students.

  • Fees and registration

    Formal enrolment normally takes place at the start of the semester.

    Auditing students are required to pay a fee of:

    • CHF 200 for a course of 1.5 ECTS;
    • CHF 400 for a course of 3 ECTS;
    • CHF 600 for a course of 4,5 ECTS;
    • CHF 800 for a course of 6 ECTS.

    50% reduced fee for OASI pensioners). Students enrolled in other Swiss universities may attend for free.

    To register please fill out the following form: Auditing students registration form

    and send it:

    Registration is confirmed upon receipt of payment.

    The invoice with details of the course(s) and the receipt of payment must be presented in class to the course professor or assistant.