Università della Svizzera Italiana

country rank  14
world rank  1878

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University Overview

Founded in 1996, Università della Svizzera Italiana (University of Italian Switzerland) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large town of Lugano (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Ticino. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Staatssekretariat für Bildung, Forschung und Innovation, Schweiz (State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation, Switzerland), Università della Svizzera Italiana (USI) is a small (uniRank enrollment range: 2,000-2,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Università della Svizzera Italiana (USI) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This higher education institution does not have a selective admission policy. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

University Location

Address Via G. Buffi 13
Lugano (population range: 50,000-249,999)
6900 Ticino
Switzerland
T +41 (58) 666 4611
F +41 (58) 666 4619

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local student 2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)
Int'l student 2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)
5,000-7,500 US$
(3,700-5,500 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type None
Admission Rate Admission Rate Not available
Admission Office Via Buffi 13
Lugano 6900
+41 (58) 666 4000

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment Total Enrolment Range 2,000-2,999
Academic Staff Total Faculty Range 600-699
Control Type Control Type Public
Entity Type Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library University Library Yes
Housing Not reported
Sport Facilities University Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids University Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Study Abroad and International Exchange Programs Yes
Distance Learning Not reported

Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation or Recognition

Staatssekretariat für Bildung, Forschung und Innovation, Schweiz


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Federal Office for Professional Education and Technology (OPET)

Memberships and Affiliations

  • European University Association (EUA)
  • Swiss University Conference (SUC)

Academic Structure


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Social Media

Online Courses

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Site last updated: Thursday, 7 March 2019