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Informatics, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months



In the first five semesters, students work on group projects. In the sixth semester, they work on an individual final project in which they use all their acquired knowledge to solve an interesting problem. 

The Informatics offered by Università della Svizzera Italiana (USI) students have opportunities for summer internships both at companies and at the university. The bachelor programme emphasizes theoretical foundations, technology, and soft skills such as communication and teamwork.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    180 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Calculus
  • Algorithms & Data Structures
  • Computer Architecture
  • Discrete Structures
  • Programming Fundamentals 
  • Linear Algebra
  • Software Atelier: Fundamentals of Informatics
  • Software Atelier: Human-Computer Interaction

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

    • Applicants in possession of a foreign secondary education and/or of a foreign university diploma considered to be equivalent are admitted to the undergraduate programme. 
    • As a rule, reference is made to the guidelines of the University Admissions Commission of the Rectors’ Conference of the Swiss Universities (swissuniversities). 
    • Where equivalence cannot be unequivocally defined, candidates may be invited to attend an interview or to sit a test, and supplementary, pre-university courses may be prescribed.

        Tuition Fee

        • International

          7140 EUR/year
          Tuition Fee
          Based on the original amount of 3570 EUR per semester and a duration of 36 months.
        • EU/EEA

          3570 EUR/year
          Tuition Fee
          Based on the original amount of 1785 EUR per semester and a duration of 36 months.
        We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
        • National: CHF 2000
        • International: CHF 4000

        Living costs for Lugano

        • 1516 - 2140 CHF/month
          Living Costs

        The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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