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 1996. USI is a part of European University Association (EUA), Rectors' Conference of the Swiss Universities (CRUS).

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

Lugano, Switzerland
Establishment year

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 4,349 USD per year, while international students pay a minimum of 8,697 USD. The educational institution helps with tuition fees through financial support programs. 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
Financial Aidallowances and other types of social assistance
4,349 USD/year
8,697 USD/year
4,349 USD/year
8,697 USD/year

Bachelor degree at USI

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

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

What to do after graduation

In order to stay in Switzerland for another 6 months after graduation, you can apply for a job seeker visa. Look for more immigration options in our article.

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Universities related to USI

Universities in this city

Information is exploratory. For accurate information, refer to the official website of the school.
16University of Italian SwitzerlandSwitzerlandLugano
8,697 USD
8,697 USD
Free University of Human and Technological Sciences of LuganoSwitzerlandLugano

Universities in this country

Information is exploratory. For accurate information, refer to the official website of the school.
111ETH ZürichSwitzerlandZurich
1,196 USD
1,196 USD
442Federal Polytechnic School of LausanneSwitzerlandLausanne
1,305 USD
1,305 USD
533University of ZurichSwitzerlandZurich
1,415 USD
from  1,406 USD
to  25,874 USD
614University of GenevaSwitzerlandGeneva
973 USD
from  973 USD
to  27,263 USD
1105University of BaselSwitzerlandBasel
1,659 USD
from  1,659 USD
to  19,545 USD