Tuition and scholarships for Master's programmes

Tuition fees amount to CHF 4,000 per semester. For students whose official residence was in Switzerland, or in Liechtenstein at the time of the final high school exam (Maturità) the fees are 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.

Scholarships granted by the Canton Ticino
Swiss students who have been residing in Ticino for at least two years (for foreign students, at least five years) may seek financial assistance from the Department of Education, Culture and Sport (Dipartimento dell'Educazione, della cultura e dello sport - DECS) of the Canton Ticino. The electronic version of the application form can be downloaded from the web page http://www4.ti.ch/decs/sa/uast/sportello/formulari-e-opuscoli/, whereas the hard copy is available at the main reception of the Lugano Faculties of USI.

The related web page provides information about private foundations active in Ticino: http://www4.ti.ch/decs/sa/uast/cosa-facciamo/fondazioni-private/ (in Italian only).

For further details, please contact the Student Financial Aid Office (Ufficio degli aiuti allo studio):
www.ti.ch/aiutistudio

Piazza Governo 7
6501 Bellinzona
Tel. +41 91 814 34 32
e-mail: decs-uast@ti.ch

 

Scholarships granted by other Swiss cantons
Students whose regular residence is in another Swiss canton are required to apply to the relevant bureau for study grants and scholarships.

 

Solidarity Scholarships 2020

With the aim of helping the students affected by the consequences of the COVID-19 emergency, USI has set up the Solidarity Scholarships Fund 2020. All applications must be submitted through the appropriate online form by July 31st, 2020. Priority will be given to applications received by July 15th, 2020. Documents that need to be uploaded during the application process: most recent transcript of records, student’s and parents’ income tax certificate for last year, motivation letter and, if that is the case, relevant certificate(s) proving that the family’s financial situation has changed significantly due to the pandemic.

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Application form - Lugano Faculties

Application form - Academy

Waiting for updates for the academic year 2021/22.

 

Bursaries granted by private foundations

  • Foundation for the Lugano Faculties of the Università della Svizzera italiana
    • 60 one-off scholarships of CHF 4'000 each to the students admitted to the first year of a USI Master's programme for the academic year 2021/22
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    • 5 scholarships for students admitted to the first year of one of the Master's programmes offered by the Faculty of Informatics for the academic year 2021/22
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    • 5 scholarships for students admitted to the first year of the Master in Italian language, literature and culture for the academic year 2021/22
      Call (in Italian only)
    • 20 one-off scholarships of CHF 4'000 each. The merit-based grants are awarded to students admitted to the second year of a USI Master's programme. Priority is given to the best student of each study programme. The scholarships is granted automatically in November, on the basis of the autumn exam session results.
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  • Leonardo Foundation
    Swiss and foreign students enrolled at the Università della Svizzera italiana can apply for a scholarship granted by the Leonardo Foundation. All applications must be submitted through the appropriate online form by October 31st, 2020. Documents that need to be uploaded during the application process: most recent transcript of records, student’s and parents’ income tax certificate for last year and motivation letter. In case the family’s financial situation has changed significantly due to COVID-19, the relevant certificate(s) will have to be attached as well.

    The call for applications for the academic year 2021/22 will be available in September 2021.

 

  • Sodeska Foundation
    The Sodeska Foundation offers 5 scholarships worth CHF 4'000 each to Swiss students to support them in their academic studies at USI. Applications have to be submitted via e-mail by February 28th, 2021 (information sheet, in Italian only).

    The call for applications for the academic year 2021/22 will be available in February 2022.

 

  • Zonta Club Lugano Foundation
    The Zonta Club Lugano Foundation, for the academic year 2020/2021, 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 31th, 2020 (competition announcement and application form).

    The call for applications for the academic year 2021/22 will be available in June 2021.

 

  • Private foundations for the Academy of Architecture

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

 

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