Incoming students

SUPSI encourages the possibility of exchange and mobility outside the regional and national borders: for students from other universities interested to carry out a period of mobility in SUPSI there are several methods. SUPSI in fact hosts, in accordance with that offered by the individual departments and degree courses, students from other Swiss, European and international institutions for study activities, practical modules and dissertations.
All mobility must be agreed and endorsed by the university of origin: for this, every mobility provides for an agreement between the two institutions.
To be able to see the workings of another Swiss university, the possibility to learn new things and take advantage of the richness and cultural and linguistic diversity of our country are the trump-cards of a period of mobility outside the canton in which one pursues a university education.
Swiss mobility
Since 2014, mobility among students registered in the European universities recognised as a "programme country" within the Erasmus+ programme, and that have the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education, and Swiss universities are carried out under the umbrella of the Swiss-European Mobility Programme (SEMP)
SEMP program
The RETECA Foundation has been officially created in the year 2002 after the wish of Mr. Rainer Techow, electrical engineer. The foundation supports young engineers from South America countries in performing applied research in the field of electrical engineering during a stay of 12 months in Switzerland.
In addition to the mobility from other Swiss universities and to the SEMP programme, subject to the agreements and the availability of the degree courses, it is possible to attend a period at SUPSI as a mobility student for part of the thesis writing, in agreement with the home university.
International mobilities
This section provides important information to aid the student on practical and administrative issues.
Organisational aspects
The Federal law on health insurance (LAMal) provides for the general insurance obligation of medical care throughout the country. Anyone who resides in Switzerland is obliged to insure themselves for medical and health care within three months of entering Switzerland.
Insurance aspects
SUPSI does not have a Student Residence. On this page you can nevertheless find a listing of various housing possibilities and some indications of dedicated links.
The University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland (SUPSI) offers its students various opportunities for extracurricular activities.
Campus life
Italian is the third language in Switzerland and 350,000 inhabitants of the Canton of Ticino use it as the main language. SUPSI, the only professional University of Italian language and culture recognised by the Swiss Confederation, it is particularly important to study the Italian language upon arrival in Ticino.
Italian courses
Applicable to mobility financed by the SEMP Swiss-European Mobility Programme
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