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About USI

University of Italian Switzerland (USI) — public non-profit university. It is located in Lugano, Switzerland. It is a modern higher education institution, established in 1995. USI is a part of European University Association (EUA), Rectors' Conference of the Swiss Universities (CRUS).

The university is in top-330 of the best universities in the world, according to QS World University Rankings.

USI is developing different scientific directions and invites students to join the research.

Location
Lugano, Switzerland
Establishment year
1995
Students
3,345
International students
2,236
Rating QS
#328
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USI tuition fees

The academic calendar at USI is divided into two semesters. For convenience, tuition fees are calculated per year. Tuition fees at USI are different for locals and foreigners. Switzerland citizens pay 4,265 USD per year, while international students pay a minimum of 8,529 USD. The educational institution helps students financially with the help of scholarships and financial aid. They are available to local and international students. Check the university website for up-to-date information on prices and scholarships.

Accommodation, transportation, study materials, meals and personal expenses are all things to consider before applying to university.

Academic calendar
Semesters
Scholarships
Yes
Financial Aid
Yes
Bachelor
Local4,265USD/year
Foreign8,529USD/year
Master
Local4,265USD/year
Foreign8,529USD/year

Bachelor degree at USI

You can't enter a Swiss university right after the 11th grade. Therefore, before entering, foreign students need to study for 2 years at a university in their native country.

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USI campus

The campus of USI is located in Lugano. The urban campus is suitable for those students who, firstly, are used to independence, and secondly, cannot imagine their life without the hustle and bustle of a big metropolis. The educational institution has its own library. Here, students do their homework or just have a good time reading an interesting book. Not only locals study at USI, but also students from other countries. This is a unique opportunity to get in touch with the culture of other countries, meet representatives of different nationalities and make friends around the world.

Campus Type
Urban
Library
Yes

What to do after graduation

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