SEMP Study Europe
Registered students can generally carry out 1 or 2 consecutive semesters of study, consistent with their study plan and the availability of the chosen degree course, at a department of SUPSI with which the institution of origin has inter-institutional agreements. The student remains registered with the university of origin and continues to pay the tuition fees there.

Students who carry out a whole year mobility with an alternation between classroom training and practical modules, must apply as study mobility.


Nominations and applications for an exchange semester are only accepted via Mobility Online. The Partner institutions will receive all information and the relevant link by e-mail. Applications submitted otherwise will not be taken into account.

If the corresponding institution (college/university) is not listed in the online nomination form or for general enquiries regarding the registration procedure, please contact the International Office.

Deadline for student nomination from host university:

  • For next autumn semester: by April 30
  • For next spring semester: by October 31

Deadline for student application:

  • For next autumn semester: by May 15
  • For next spring semester: by November 15


The SEMP programme provides support to incoming students with three different types of flat-rate scholarships, according to the length of the course attended:

  • Mini flat-rate scholarship (2-3 months): CHF 1’330 / CHF 1’540 depending on the university of origin*
  • Flat-rate half-yearly scholarship: CHF 1’900 / CHF 2’200 depending on the university of origin*
  • Flat-rate academic year scholarship: CHF3’800 / CHF 5’000 depending on the university of origin*

These rates are valid for the academic year 2022/2023, as per the Swiss agency Movetia directives, subject to the number of scholarships received by SUPSI supported by the SEMP programme.

Mobility for study implies a minimum of 2 complete months study (60 days).

The scholarship will be paid as follows, in compliance with the financing period:

  • 90% at the beginning of the mobility
  • 10% at the end of the mobility

The payment will be carried out after delivery of all the documentation listed in the financial agreement.

Take notice
Please be reminded that in order to receive the scholarship it is compulsory for the student to live in Switzerland during the mobility period.

Criteria and Documentation for SEMP Program

*for further details check the document SEMP grants 2022

How to apply

Once the university of origin has submitted an official nomination, the nominated students will get a link to our online application tool "Mobility Online".

See under Further information on the right, the tutorial for application via Mobility Online.

For your online application, please complete the following steps:

  • Fill in the online form completely and click on "Submit Application"
  • You will receive an e-mail with the request for registration
  • Please use the indicated link in the e-mail in order to register
  • During the registration process you will create your user account and enter your personal data
  • Please carry out afterwards all necessary steps requested by the "Workflow"

 For your application in the "Mobility Online Tool" the following documents are required:

  • Picture (size of passport photograph) (jpg)
  • CV
  • Copy of passport / personal ID (pdf)
  • Letter of Motivation (duly dated and signed)
  • Copy of European Health card or other insurance
  • Transcript of records or university booklet listing all exams taken
  • Portfolio (for architecture, interior design, visual communication only)
  • Learning agreement (signed by the home university) (pdf)

Non-native Italian speaking students are required to demonstrate their level of Italian language knowledge by sending the result of the Testpodium language test to within the application deadline.

The single steps carried out by you in the “Mobility Online Tool” will be verified by the International Office for completeness and released for further processing. Therefore, please check regularly your workflow to run through all the necessary steps required for your study abroad stay at SUPSI.

Incomplete applications will not be taken into account.
Applications are accepted only via Mobility Online. Those carried out with other means cannot be taken into account.

Application Acceptance

Students who have been accepted will receive information from the International Office regarding all bureaucratic, insurance and housing issues.

Learning Agreement
The first draft of the learning Agreement, a document listing the courses that the student will follow during the period at SUPSI, is often subject to changes. The definition of the document is drafted by the SUPSI departmental mobility coordinator, the coordinator of the university of origin and the student.

Before his arrival at SUPSI, the student must have a copy signed by all parties involved (SUPSI, university of origin and student). If further amendments are necessary, it is essential for them to be defined within one month of the student's arrival and that the amended document be signed again by all parties.

Arrival and stay in SUPSI

Once all organisational aspects have been defined, the International Office sets up a meeting with the mobility students. The meeting, which is compulsory, is aimed at completing any administrative paperwork and to the acquisition of useful information for the stay in Ticino.

The International Office remains available during the period of mobility for administrative matters; for the contents of the mobility the reference person is the SUPSI departmental mobility coordinator.

The student will then be able to participate in various extracurricular activities organised by the International Office, the SUPSI Student Association and the ESN (European Student Network).

Photos, videos and testimonials are always welcome. They can be published directly on the SUPSI International Facebook page or sent to the International Office.

Certification and departure

A meeting with the International Office is also scheduled before leaving. During this meeting the bureaucratic aspects related to the departure are verified and the student will be given the certificate of attendance. The student must instead deliver the final report provided by the SEMP program and a testimony related to his experience at SUPSI.

The courses taken will have to be certified, according to the procedure indicated by the degree course. The Transcript of Records, a document that reports the exams taken, will be sent by SUPSI in original to the International Office of the partner university. The document will be anticipated by email to the office and the student.