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Bachelor of Science in Informatics

Università della Svizzera italiana
Program overview
3 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
Start dates
September 2019  (English)
September 2020  (English)
September 2021  (English)
Program description

Program description

A team-oriented Bachelor of Informatics

The Bachelor of Informatics is offered by the Faculty of Informatics at Università della Svizzera italiana and consists of an innovative, project-based, team-oriented curriculum of six semesters.

In its approach and goals, the Faculty of Informatics aims at educating computer scientists who are able to cope with conditions that arise from the pervasive presence of new technologies.

Today’s computer scientists must be thoroughly versed in concepts, models, theories, and technologies of software in order to evaluate systems and application requirements toward solutions on the basis of available or customized components.

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 commerciale 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

Overseas certificates

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. 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.

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.

For more detailed information and to see if you qualify, fill out a information request form below.

Tuition fees

Tuition fees for the Bachelor's degree in Informatics at Università della Svizzera italiana costs CHF 4,000/semester.

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

For more information about tuition deadlines and fees, request information below.


Bachelor's degree in Informatics from the Università della Svizzera italiana

Career opportunities

The Faculty of Informatics currently offers five Master's degrees:

  • Master of Science in Informatics
  • Master of Science in Computational Science
  • Master of Science in Management and Informatics
  • Master of Science in Artificial Intelligence
  • Master of Science in Software and Data Engineering
  • Master of Science in Financial Technology and Computing

In collaboration with Politecnico di Milano the faculty proposes the unique opportunity to spend a period of time as study abroad aimed at achieving a double Master's Degree.

All master programmes consist of four semesters full-time study (120 ECTS). They start with a semester of foundational courses (30 ECTS), followed by two semesters of advanced courses (60 ECTS), and finish with a substantial Master's thesis (30 ECTS).

The Master of Science in Informatics allows students to specialize in one of the seven research areas, covered by our professors:

  • Computer Systems
  • Geometric and Visual Computing
  • Information Systems
  • Intelligent Systems
  • Programming Languages
  • Software Engineering
  • Theory and Algorithms

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Università della Svizzera italiana

Studying at the Università della Svizzera italiana (USI)

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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