Application Procedure

Candidates are invited to submit their application using the online form available on the page

Applicants will be informed of the result of the application by email. If applicants are accepted, the acceptance will be formalized by a letter of admission from the Faculty.
To confirm their intention to enrol, applicants are required to pay the enrolment fee as indicated and in accordance with the procedure described in the letter of admission. To complete the enrolment, at the start of every academic semester, it is necessary to enrol in accordance with the procedures described in the letter of admission.

Further information is available at

  • A. International students who need a study visa to enter CH
  • B. International students who do not need a study visa to enter CH, International students with European passports, Swiss students with foreign university credentials
  • C. Students with Swiss Bachelor in Architecture EPFL and ETHZ
  • D. Students with a Swiss Bachelor from HES/FH and SUPSI (recovery of 30 ECTS)


Entry semester Fall Fall Fall Fall or Spring
Online application group A plus fees 18.12-15.02
CHF 200.-
Online application group B plus fees   18.12-15.04
CHF 200.-
Online application group C and D Fall semester plus fees     18.12- 01.06
No fees
18.12- 01.06
No fees
Online application group D Spring semester plus fees       01.06- 01.11
​No fees
Skype interview for selected students Cancelled


Not requested Not requested
Admission decision by e-mail expected by Early April 15.06 July

Fall semester: July
Spring semester: early December

Letter of confirmation and instructions expected by 2 weeks after payment of the tuition fees of the Fall semester July

End July / Early August

Fall semester: end July / early August
Spring semester: early December

Payment of the tuition fees for the semester is expected by April / May July July / August Fall semester: July / August
Spring semester: January
Start of the lectures Mid-September Mid-September Mid-September Mid-September

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  • 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:

    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: [email protected].

    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.