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September
2017
September
2017

Application procedure

To submit your application, please refer to the indications for filling out the online form available here: http://application.lu.usi.ch.

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  • Paper Application

    Applications can also be submitted with the application form and required paper documents (email or fax submissions will be rejected) to the following address:

    Università della Svizzera italiana
    Faculty of Communication Sciences
    Admission Office
    Via G. Buffi 13
    CH-6900 Lugano
    Switzerland

    Required documentation:
    The following pieces of documentation have to be sent in paper form:

    • The completed application form;
    • Photocopy of past diplomas (Bachelor, licentiate, four-year degree, maturity);
    • Official transcript of results of university examinations;
    • Certified translation of any diplomas written in a language other than Italian, German, French, English, or Spanish;
    • Curriculum vitae (Resume)
    • Personal letter of motivation drafted by the candidate (not more than one page);
    • Official certification of proficiency in English;
    • Photocopy of an identity card or other document;
    • Photocopy of residence permit for foreign nationals already domiciled in Switzerland

    Registration fee
    The Lisbon convention regulates the recognition of university degrees between signatory countries and considerably simplifies the administration of admission procedures. For this reason, candidates whose previous degree studies were completed in countries outside this Convention (see list below) are invited to pay an application fee of SFr. 100 accounting for the higher administrative costs of processing more complex files. If the candidate is admitted, the fee will be deducted from the amount of the tuition fee for the first semester. The administrative fee is not refundable in other cases: if admission is not granted, or if the candidate decides to withdraw or fails to matriculate.

    Method of payment 
    The amount of the registration fee may be credited to the following account:

    Faculty of Communication Sciences
    Swiss Post, PostFinance, 3030 Berna
    CCP 65-236567-9
    IBAN: CH60 0900 0000 6523 6567 9
    SWIFT (BIC): POFICHBEXXX

    List of Countries that have signed the Lisbon Convention

    Albania
    Andorra
    Armenia
    Australia
    Austria
    Azerbaijan
    Belarus
    Belgium
    Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Bulgaria
    Canada
    Croatia
    Cyprus
    Czech Republic
    Denmark
    Estonia
    Finland
    France
    Georgia
    Germany

    Greece
    Holy See
    Hungary
    Iceland
    Ireland
    Israel
    Italy
    Kazakhstan
    Kyrghyz Republic
    Latvia
    Liechtenstein
    Lithuania
    Luxembourg
    Macedonia
    Malta
    Moldova
    Monaco
    Montenegro
    Netherlands

    Norway
    Poland
    Portugal
    Romania
    Russia
    San Marino
    Serbia
    Slovakia
    Slovenia
    Spain
    Sweden
    Switzerland
    Tajikistan
    Turkey
    Ukraine
    United Kingdom
    United States

     

  • Application deadline

    Applications will be accepted starting from February.

    Application deadline is June 30.
    Application deadline for candidates who need a visa is April 30.

    Late applications will be considered only in case of available places.