Università della Svizzera Italiana

country rank  13
world rank  1789

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University Overview

Founded in 1996, Università della Svizzera Italiana (University of Italian-speaking 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. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Mendrisio, Bellinzona. 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 Location

Address Via G. Buffi 13
Lugano (population range: 50,000-249,999)
6900 Ticino
T +41 (58) 666 4000
F +41 (58) 666 4647
Other locations Mendrisio, Bellinzona

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)
7,500-10,000 US$
(5,500-7,400 Euro)
7,500-10,000 US$
(5,500-7,400 Euro)

University Admissions

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

Size and Profile

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

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Università della Svizzera Italiana's Library
Housing Not reported
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Not reported
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Not reported


Institutional Accreditation

Staatssekretariat für Bildung, Forschung und Innovation, Schweiz

Year of first Accreditation


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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Online Courses

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