Informative sessions in Lugano

On 18 September, new students enrolled in one of the programmes offered on the Lugano Campus will have the opportunity to participate in several information sessions.

The morning sessions are dedicated to first-year students of the programmes taught in Italian, whereas the afternoon sessions are dedicated to first-year students of the programmes taught in English.

Each session will last 20 minutes:

Morning: 09:45 / 10:15 / 10:45 / 11:15 / 11:45
Afternoon: 14:00 / 14:30 / 15:00 / 15:30 / 16:00

What can you discover?

  • Lugano University Library
    The Lugano University Library offers its services to all those who wish to learn about the disciplines studied at the University, particularly at the Faculties of Communication, Culture and Society, Economics and Informatics.
  • Campus Tour
    Guided by USI students and collaborators, you will discover Lugano's university campuses (East and West), an unmissable opportunity to get your bearings from the very first days.
  • Presentation of academic tools by the eLab
    The eLab aims to improve the quality of teaching at USI through the integration of digital technologies. To this end, the eLab provides USI Faculties, departments, institutes, faculty and staff with the necessary infrastructure and support services.
  • EU/EFTA students: Residence permit, population control and health insurance exemption
    • ​Residence permit: during their study period, international students who wish to stay in Switzerland must apply for a residence permit for educational purposes. The application for the permit must be submitted within 14 days of arrival in Switzerland.
    • Residents' Registration Office: all international students and Swiss students domiciled in communes other than the one where they are staying for study purposes must register with the Residents' Registration Office of their municipality of residence.
    • Health insurance exemption: every person domiciled/resident in Switzerland is obliged to take out health insurance or to obtain the relevant exemption/confirmation of non-subjection within three months of entering Switzerland.
      International students who hold a residence permit (B or L permit) for study purposes may be exempted from the obligation to take out compulsory health insurance in Switzerland; this applies to students from EU/EFTA countries who hold a European Health Insurance Card.
       
  • Non-EU/EFTA students: residence permit, population control and health insurance (Swisscare policy)
    • Residence permit: during their study period, international students who wish to stay in Switzerland must apply for a residence permit for educational purposes. The application for the permit must be submitted within 14 days after arrival in Switzerland.
    • Residents' Registration Office: all international students and Swiss students domiciled in communes other than the one where they are staying for study purposes must register with the Residents' Registration Office of their municipality of residence.
    • Health insurance - Swisscare policy: every person domiciled/resident in Switzerland is obliged to take out health insurance or to obtain the relevant exemption/confirmation of non-subjection within three months of entering Switzerland.
      International students with a residence permit (permit B or L), who cannot be exempted from the obligation to take out compulsory health insurance in Switzerland, can benefit from the Swisscare group insurance policy with the insurer Europäische Reiseversicherung AG, a compulsory health coverage at more advantageous conditions.
       
  • Sport Service
    The main objectives of the Sports Service are
    • to promote the well-being of the person by complementing with physical practice the predominantly intellectual activities that characterize university life;
    • to promote experiences of social and cultural value.