Leave of absence for Bachelor and Master students
Swiss students subject to military service obligations can find information on how to reconcile their studies and military service / civil service in lieu at the relevant Federal administration websites:
The certficate for the deferment of military affairs for study reasons can be obtained as follows:
To fulfil long-term obligations associated with military service (basic military training, advancement), it is possible to apply for a leave of absence.
For days of service subsequent to the basic training (refresher courses), USI recognizes military service as a valid reason for absence from obligatory lessons/activities and examinations. In such cases, please contact the Secretariat / Dean’s Office of your Faculty (contacts: Arc, Com, Eco, Inf).
USI recognizes days of service for civil defence service as a valid justification for not attending mandatory lectures/activitiesand examinations. In such cases, please inform the Secretariat / Dean’s Office of your Faculty (contacts: Arc, Com, Eco, Inf).
Students from other countries
Please refer to the legislation in force in your home country. To fulfil obligations relating to military/civil defence service abroad, you may request a leave of absence.