Key data on mobility

USI participates actively in student exchange programmes.

Over the years, the number of USI students and of students from partner universities who spend a period of study abroad has remained steady. In the academic year 2018-2019, the number of students taking part in an exchange programme was 205, which corresponds to an increased number of 16 students compared to the previous year. The number of incoming students (118) was higher that the outgoing ones (87).

The majority of students (65%) took part in the SEMP program (the temporary solution drawn up by the Federal Council).

The USI Faculties with the highest number of outgoing students are the Faculty of Economics and the Academy of Architecture, both with 29 students each. Most incoming students are hosted by the Academy of Architecture (50).


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