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
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/.
Scholarships granted by other Swiss cantons
|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.|
Solidarity Scholarships 2020
|Waiting for a confirmation for the academic year 2021/22.||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.
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
• 5 scholarships for students admitted to the first year of one of the Master's programmes offered by the Faculty of Informatics
• 5 scholarships for students admitted to the first year of the Master in Italian language, literature and culture
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.
|The call for applications for the academic year 2021/22 will be available in September 2021.||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 February 2022.||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 via e-mail by February 28th, 2021 (information sheet, in Italian only).|
Zonta Club Lugano Foundation
|The call for applications for the academic year 2021/22 will be available in June 2021.||The Zonta Club Lugano Foundation, for the academic year 2020/21, 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, 2020 (competition announcement and application form).|
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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