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3350
Students enrolled in this school.
1
Bachelor's programs offered entirely in English.
18
Master's programs offered entirely in English.

Why should I study here?

Università della Svizzera italiana (USI) is one of the 12 certified public universities in Switzerland and member of swissuniversities. It is organised into five faculties and is active in several study and research areas, among which are architecture, communication sciences, computational science, data science, economics, health studies, humanities, informatics, law, medicine, and biomedicine.USI is a young and lively university, a hub of opportunity open to the world where students are offered a quality interdisciplinary education in which they can be fully engaged and take centre stage, and where our researchers can count on having the space to freely pursue their initiative.3350 students and about 1000 professors and researchers, hailing from 99 countries, convene every day on the four campuses in Lugano, Mendrisio and Bellinzona. The relatively small size of the campuses encourages the free flow and open exchange of ideas. USI encourages faculty, students and researchers to develop their potential, and appreciates their curiosity and willingness to experiment with new ways of thinking, learning, teaching and working.

What are the admissions criteria?

April 30th is the admissions deadline. Applicants must have completed high school courses in a second language. All applicants must submit a copy of their passport, and applicants from non-anglophone countries or high schools must submit English proficiency test scores. 

What is student life like?

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Housing options.

The school does not provide housing but does have an office that assists students with the process.  Housing ranges from 410-730 euros per month.

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