Application and Admission Procedure for Bachelor, Diploma and Master courses
Applications for degree courses at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland (SUPSI) for academic year 2023/2024 are open from 21st November 2022.

Application fee

When making an application within the deadline specified on www.supsi.ch, a fee payment of CHF 200.-. must be made online. This applies to applications to all Departments, except the ATD and the Departement Physiotherapie Graubünden di Landquart, whose regulations specify fees of different amounts.
Some degree courses allow applications to be made after the deadlines specified on www.supsi.ch. In these cases, the application fee is CHF 300.-.
The fee due for applications to more than one degree course in the same academic year is CHF 300.-.
Application fees are not reimbursable and cannot be deducted from the semester fees charged to students who have been admitted. Applications will be considered only if this fee has been paid.

17 February 2023

Department of Formation and Learning (DFA)

  • Bachelor in Primary School Teaching (school years 1-2) (pre-primary school)
  • Bachelor in Primary School Teaching (school years 3-7) (primary school)
  • Complementary course for Bachelor in Primary School Teaching (school years 1-2) (pre-primary school) - Early Application Procedure
  • Complementary course for Bachelor Primary School Teaching (school years 3-7) (primary school) - Early Application Procedure
  • Diploma in Upper Secondary School Teaching
  • Master in Lower Secondary School Teaching
  • Master in Lower Secondary School Teaching of Mathematics (Program for UAS Engineers)
  • Master in German Language Teaching at Lower Secondary Level (specifically for those completing Primary Education certification programmes)
  • Master in Specialised Pedagogy and Inclusive Didactics

15 April 2023

Department of Business Economics, Health and Social Care (DEASS)

  • Bachelor in Nursing (TP/PT)
  • Bachelor in Occupational Therapy
  • Bachelor in Physiotherapy
  • Bachelor in Social Work

18 April 2023

Accademia Teatro Dimitri (ATD)

  • Master in Theatre (Physical Theatre/Teatro di Figura)*

24 April 2023

Department of Business Economics, Health and Social Care (DEASS)

  • Bachelor in Physiotherapy (Landquart)

30 April 2023

Department of Environment Construction and Design (DACD)

  • Bachelor in Architecture*
  • Bachelor in Interior Design*
  • Bachelor in Visual Communication*
  • Bachelor in Conservation*
  • Bachelor in Civil Engineering*
  • Master in Conservation-Restoration*
  • Master in Engineering (specialization in Civil Engineering)*
  • Master in Interaction Design*

Department of Business Economics, Health and Social Care (DEASS)

  • Bachelor in Business Administration*
  • Bachelor in Leisure Management
  • Master in Business Administration*
  • Master in Nursing*

Department of Innovative Technologies (DTI)

  • Bachelor in Data Science and Artificial Intelligence*
  • Bachelor in Electrical Engineering*
  • Bachelor in Engineering and Management*
  • Bachelor in Computer Science*
  • Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering*
  • Master in Engineering*
  • Professional practice year (APA) in Data Science and Artificial Intelligence*
  • Professional practice year (APA) in Electrical Engineering*
  • Professional practice year (APA) in Engineering and Management*
  • Professional practice year (APA) in Computer Science*
  • Professional practice year (APA) in Mechanical Engineering*

14 May 2023

Accademia Teatro Dimitri (ATD)

  • Bachelor in Theatre*

30 June 2023

Department of Business Economics, Health and Social Care (DEASS)

  • Bachelor in Nursing (PAP) – For Registered Nurses*

31 August 2023

Department of Environment Construction and Design (DACD)

  • Professional practice year in Architecture*
  • Professional practice year in Civil Engineering*
  • Professional practice year in Interior Design*

*Applications may be made after the specified deadline, taking into consideration the conditions described above. Applications arriving after the specified deadlines may be accepted, depending on the remaining availability.

SUPSI reserves the right to close enrolments once the maximum number of scheduled available places has been reached.

SUPSI reserves the right to decide against running educational courses or study programmes if enrolment numbers are insufficient.

Activities involving the verification of admission requirements, the organisation of admission or competitive examinations, and admission "on dossier" (recognition of prior learning) are conducted by the Departments, under the supervision of the SUPSI Executive.

Due to organisational reasons, the Department of Formation and Learning (DFA) will be unable to accept applications arriving after the deadline specified above.

Given the limited number of places available, applicants to the Bachelor in Leisure Management (DEASS) degree course must take ranking examinations, which will be on 13 May 2023.

In view of the limited number of places available on the Health Sciences and Social Work Bachelor’s degree courses, examinations will be held ordering applicants in order of merit. The ranking examination date is 4 May 2023.

Students from the Scuola Specializzata per le Professioni Sanitarie e Sociali (SSPSS) may take the admission examination only during the final year of their school education. Those who pass this competitive examination will then be able to begin the three-year university programme in the September of the year in which they are awarded their specialist health or social care school leaving certificate.

Applicants to Health Sciences Bachelor’s courses, who have passed the examinations ordering applicants in order of merit, but who have not yet completed the pre-course work experience period, will be eligible to begin their studies in academic year 2024/2025.

For the Physiotherapie Graubünden course in Landquart, the ranking examinations consist of a written examination on 29 April 2023 and the submission of an e-portfolio by 8 May 2023.

Applications to degree courses conducted by the Scuola universitaria di Musica del Conservatorio della Svizzera italiana (SUM-CSI) and by the Fernfachhochschule Schweiz (FFHS) follow different procedures. Detailed information can be found at: https://www.conservatorio.ch/it/scuola-universitaria/formazione and https://www.ffhs.ch/de/studium

Applicants from other Countries (non-EU/EFTA)

Applicants from other Countries (non EU-EFTA) must first undergo preliminary checks regarding their eligibility for the course, and pass any competitive and/or ability examinations that may be required. Admission then depends on a permit of stay being issued by the appropriate Cantonal and Federal Authorities.

Foreigners who are required to obtain a visa must schedule an appointment to deposit their application at the Swiss representation office abroad that has jurisdiction for their place of domicile. This application must be accompanied by a valid passport and by further documentation testifying the reason for the journey, as specified in the list that, once matriculation has been confirmed, will be provided by the SUPSI International Office (international@supsi.ch).

For administrative reasons, admission applications must be made by 15 April 2023, while Visa applications, together with the required documents, must first be checked by the International Office, and then deposited at the Embassy, by 30 June 2023, in order to ensure that authorisation arrives in time before the start of the academic year (in some cases approval can take up to 3 months).

Following their arrival in Switzerland, extra-EU/EFTA students will have 2 weeks to formalize their arrival in the country, by forwarding their Residency Permit applications and notifying the appropriate authorities of their arrival.

Matriculation is completed provisionally until the applicant presents a copy of the residence certificate obtained, and becomes final only once this document has been received by SUPSI.

Applicants who must sit selection examinations significantly in advance of the start of their courses will usually receive short-term entry visas for study purposes, issued by the Swiss Consular representation abroad, in order to sit these examinations. Consult the following website for further information.

Contacts
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