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Bachelor in Communication

Università della Svizzera italiana
3 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
Fall 2020
Application deadline: Non-EU: 31st May | Swiss/EU/EFTA: 31st August

Program description

Bachelor in Communication

The Bachelor in Communication is a three-year course of theoretical studies that enable the student to acquire also a series of practical tools for the understanding and management of communication and its political, economic and socio-cultural implications. To obtain the diploma in Communication, students must earn 180 ECTS, choosing one of the three possible specialisations:

  • Business, markets and society,
  • Media Studies and Journalism,
  • Culture and Communication Technologies.

The courses are taught is in Italian for the first two years, while from the third year a number of courses are given in English, with the possibility to learn other languages as well.

Admission requirements

Admission requirements for Bachelor programmes at Università della Svizzera italiana are for the following sections:

Swiss school-leaving certificates received in Switzerland and abroad

  • Federal or cantonal matriculation recognized by the Swiss Federal Matriculation Committee.
  • Maturità commercial cantonale;
  • Final diploma of a professional university institute or diploma of a higher technical school recognised by the competent federal authorities
  • School-leaving certificates given by Swiss schools abroad are accepted

Foreign school-leaving certificates

Applicants with a foreign secondary school (pre-university) diploma (and/or a foreign university diploma considered equivalent to it) are admitted. As a rule, reference is made to the guidelines of the University Admissions Commission of the Swiss University Rectors' Conference.Where equivalence is not clearly definable, candidates may given an interview or asked to take further examinations, and supplementary pre-university courses may be prescribed.

Admission "by portfolio"

Candidates over 25 years old lacking the above qualifications may be admitted if the Academy judges they have special training and experience revealing an aptitude for design work certified with the application for admission.

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Tuition fees

    Tuition fees for the Bachelor's degrees at Università della Svizzera italiana cost CHF 4,000/semester.

    Applicants who were residence in Switzerland with C permit (including Liechtenstein) upon completion of highschool (Maturità) tuition costs CHF 2,000/semester.

    For more information about tuition deadlines and fees, fill out a Request Information form below.


      Bachelor of Science in Communication from Università della Svizzera italiana

      Continuing studies

      Master's degree from the Faculty of Communication Sciences

      The Faculty of Communication Sciences offers a two year Master's degree, following the 3+2 model laid out in the Bologna Convention. The Master's degrees aim to provide highly specialised training in communications fields that are of great relevance from both a professional and a scientific research point of view. The Master in Lingua, letteratura e civiltà italiana is held in Italian whereas the Master in Public Management and Policy, PMP is offered depending on the Major chosen in Italian and English or Italian, English and French.

      USI' Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences gives access to the Master programmes listed below.

      Masters of Science in Communication Sciences

      • Communication, Management & Health
      • Cognitive Psychology in Health Communication
      • Philosophy
      • Media Management
      • Digital Fashion Communication
      • Lingua, letteratura e civiltà italiana
        Masters of Science in Communication Sciences and Economics
      • Corporate Communication
      • Marketing and Transformative Economy
      • Financial Communication
      • International Tourism

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      USI Università della Svizzera italiana is a member of the Swiss university system and the only Italian-speaking university in Switzerland. It is a multi-lingual university with courses taught in Italian and English and it has a strong international orientation. USI’s...

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      Università della Svizzera italiana

      Via Giuseppe Buffi 13,
      6900 Lugano

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