Practicalities for the USI community

Discounts, special rates and offers

Members of the USI community, especially matriculated students, can benefit from various discounts and special rates by showing either the student ID card, which confirms enrollment in the current academic year, or the employee badge.

Several companies and institutions of the region offer discounts and promotions to USI students and/or staff.

Please be aware that Università della Svizzera italiana posts offers reserved to students and staff with the sole purpose of keeping the community informed, not as a form of endorsement or promotion of the advertisers. Unless otherwise stated, there are no formal agreements, collaborations or partnerships between USI and the advertisers and any use of the promotion binds only the client and the supplier. USI does not guarantee the credibility of the offers and suppliers and is not responsible for the validity of the published offers.

Local businesses and institutions interested in offering benefits to students and USI employees may send their offers by e-mail to [email protected]. USI reserves the right to decline publishing offers deemed unfit.


Current promotions:

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  • Neptun


    Laptops and software for USI students, faculty and staff
    The offer is coordinated by the Federal Institute of Technlogy (ETH Zurich).

    The offered prices are lower than retail value and include a 3-year warranty. Select offers are reserved for students only; to purchase any of these products, students are required to enter their edu-ID for authentication (the same one used on the USI e-learning platform).

  • Software and applications

    For information please see the page


  • Health Insurance - Swisscare

    In order to provide its foreign students with a more affordable mandatory insurance coverage, USI has agreed a collective insurance policy named Swisscare with the insurer Europäische Reiseversicherung AG. It offers basic illness, accident and maternity health care benefits similar to the compulsory benefits under the Swiss Federal Law on Compulsory Health Care (KVG-LAMal), but at a much lower costMore information:

  • LEGI


    LEGI is a portal created by students for students.

    It collects a series of discounts offered to students of Swiss universities, divided by city and category in connection with their personal student card ("Legi" in Swiss-German).

    To benefit from the discounts all you need to do is register and download the app (registration and downloads are free). The participating companies or services are entitled to verify the ownership the student card.

  • MyLugano Card

    Discover the City and enjoy a unique shopping experience thanks to LVGA, Lugano's digital currency.

    Act like a real local: use LVGA to pay in the City and receive up to 10% cashback on every purchase. With over 400 participating businesses, including shops, restaurants, museums, lidos and tourist attractions, earning LVGA and saving money is easy. Download the app and register for free.

    MyLugano, awarded as the most innovative Smart City solution of 2023, offers you a state-of-the-art technological experience in the heart of Lugano.

    Download the App MyLugano for iOS

    Download the App MyLugano for Android 

  • MedicusInfo

    MedicusInfo offers a membership card to staff members and students in the medical sector, with discounts and special conditions on a wide selection of of products and services, such as fleet discounts on a number of vehicles, reduced prices at the Migrol gas stations, special agreements with hotels in Italy and Croatia, discounts on air flights with Silver Air, and more.

    There are two categories of membership cards reserved for students (STUDENT) and for staff and researchers/faculty (BLUE) in the medical field (e.g. affiliated to the USI Faculty of Biomedical Sciences).

    Details at:

    BLUE card:

    STUDENT card:


    For full information:

  • ALYSEASKIN- Esperti di Bellezza, Appassionati di Benessere

    ALYSEASKIN- Esperti di Bellezza, Appassionati di Benessere
    Via Serafino Balestra 11
    6900 Lugano

    Located near the Lugano campuses, ALYSEASKIN offers a 15% discount to students, faculty and staff on all classic beauty, advanced aesthetics and laser hair removal treatments.
    Exception is reserved for treatments already on sale. Bring your USI card to take advantage of the benefits reserved for you.

    Discover our treatment list on the ALYSEASKIN website and follow the beauty tips on our social channels.

    For info, price list and bookings:
    Tel: : 091 911 97 97; 
    WhatsApp: 079 551 88 18
    Instagram: @alysea_skin


    Via Castausio 2
    6900 Lugano
    tel 076 749 87 36


    At the beauty parlour ARIEL ESTHETIQUE Arianne Lauria, an AFC certified beautician, offers a very wide range of beauty treatments.

    Ariel Esthetique offers a 15% discount on all services to USI students (laser treatment not included). The discount cannot be combined with other promotions.

    Remember to show your valid USI student card to get the discount.

  • Associazione Culturale - Teatro della Contraddizione

    Associazione Culturale - Teatro della Contraddizione
    Via della Braida, 6
    20122 Milano - Italia
    Tel. +39 02 5462155
    [email protected]

    Il Teatro della Contraddizione stipula una convenzione valida per la Stagione Sperimentale 23/24 con collaboratori e studenti USI – Università della Svizzera Italiana concordando per tutti gli spettacoli in stagione la seguente riduzione:

    studenti USI                  10 €
    collaboratori USI            12 €

    La riduzione sarà considerata presentando il tesserino che attesti l’appartenenza all’Università della Svizzera Italiana USI.

    L’ingresso agli spettacoli è consentito solamente presentando la tessera associativa (gratuita) del Teatro della Contraddizione, compilabile online almeno 24h prima dell’evento dal modulo sul sito.

  • Helsana Health Insurance

    Direzione regionale
    via Maggio 2, 6900 Lugano

    AXA, a leading insurance company with 2 million clients in Switzerland and 107 million worldwide, offers its clients professional support in the fields of healthcare and casualty insurance. These are exclusive solutions for both compulsory health insurance (LAMal) and supplementary insurance (LCA).

    Very interesting benefits are available to all students, faculty, staff and family members.

    For all information concerning our solutions, please contact our Health Promotion and Prevention specialist:

    Marco Monigatti
    Promotore Salute Ticino
    T          +41 91 911 15 38
    E-mail [email protected]

    With more than 90 areas of expertise, AXA also offers support in all insurance areas.

  • Bally Foundation

    Bally Foundation
    Villa Heleneum,
    Via Cortivo 26 - Castagnola, Lugano
    tel: +41 91 922 00 07

    Free access for sStudents at the Bally Foundation

    The Bally Foundation will be offering free admission to all students starting from 1 March 2024! Simply present a valid student ID card for the current academic year to avail of this opportunity. This initiative is aimed at promoting access to culture and art among students.

    Visit us at Villa Heleneum, located at Via Cortivo 26 - Castagnola, Lugano, to explore our exhibitions and discover the wonders that the Bally Foundation has to offer..

    For more information about the foundation and ongoing programming, please visit our website:, or contact us directly at +41 91 922 00 07 or via email at  [email protected]

    Opening hours:
    Wednesday - Friday: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Saturday - Sunday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • Batmaid Pulizie Domestiche

    Batmaid Pulizie Domestiche
    Via Canova 15
    6900 Lugano
    tel 091 967 12 18


    Batmaid allows you to book, in less than 60 seconds, a professional house cleaner for regular, occasional or end-of-lease cleaning, while covering regulatory and insurance aspects of the domestic worker. Customers can manage the service from their personal Batmaid account, changing the cleaning time and day, or cancel it at least 48 hours in advance. The contract with Batmaid is in no way binding.

    USI students and employees can benefit from a discount of CHF 20 on the first cleaning.

    To benefit from the discount, just enter the code USI21 when booking the service.

  • BB Nail Art

    BB Nail Art
    Via Maderno 23
    6900 Lugano

    IG/FB: bbnailart23

    Email: [email protected]
    tel: +41 78 236 51 83

    The BB Nail Art salon offers state-of-the-art hand and foot treatments, creative and innovative nail art, and nail reconstruction, working with passion and expertise and taking care of every detail. Only the best manicure and pedicure products are chosen to ensure the safety and beauty of hands and feet.

    BB Nail Art offers all USI students, upon presentation of their student card, a 15% discount on all beauty services (cannot be combined with other offers)

  • Brands for Students

    Special offers for students

    All USI students have access to Brands for Students, the platform for exclusive discounts for students in Switzerland.

    Everything you need to know about Brands for Students:

    • Best Price Guarantee on the Swiss market
    • New selection every week
    • Wide range of products: sports, fashion, beauty, multimedia and much more

    For more information and to register:

  • Brands for employees

    Special offers for employees

    All USI employees have access to the platform with exclusive benefits Brands for Employees:

    Brands for employees:

    • Best Price Guarantee on the Swiss market
    • New selection every week
    • Wide range of products: sports, fashion, beauty, multimedia and much more.

    Register by using your work e-mail ( Registration is free and non-binding.

  • Burger King Restaurants
    [email protected]

    15% discount. Students, professors and staff members who present a student ID or employee card valid for the current academic year can benefit from the discount.

    The discount cannot be combined with any other type of special offers.

  • Dahara Aesthetics and Wellness

    Dahara Beauty Center offers all USI students a 15% discount on all types of treatments (permanent makeup not included).

    Bring your badge with you to take advantage of the discount!

    Dahara is the beauty salon that pays attention to detail, offers quality products and services, listens and truly cares about your well-being.


    Dahara Aesthetics and Wellness
    Via Carzo 20
    6900 Lugano

    For info, price list and reservations:
    Tel +41 91 993 02 03
    Sito web


  • Die Volkswirtschaft (La vie économique)


    Subscription to Die Volkswirtschaft (La vie économique), a magazine on the Swiss economic policy published by the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs SECO and the Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research.

    The paper edition of the magazine is published ten times a year in German and French. Subscription for students is free, and alumni can subscribe at a reduced price of 50 CHF (instead of 100 CHF of the cover price).

    «Die Volkswirtschaft» is a magazine whose authors are experts with extensive knowledge in administration, politics, science and economics.

    It is possible to order a free copy or subscribe here.

    To get the alumni discount, type "Alumni USI Università della Svizzera italiana: CHF 50.-" in the "Autre?" / "Anders?" field in the form. 

    All content is available for free on iPad (AppStore) and at the link

  • DNT Racing Bikes

    DNT Racing Sagl
    Via Industria 1A
    6807 Taverne

    15% discount on e-bikes and 20% on traditional bikes (cannot be combined with other discounts).

    Offer valid for students, employees and professors with a valid USI card. We offer financing from 6 to 48 monthly instalments, interest-free.

    Catalogue also available online:

  • Dolce & Salato

    Dolce & Salato
    Via La Santa –  Lugano Viganello
    tel: 078 2197949

    Located just a few metres from the Lugano campuses Dolce & Salato offers takeaway poké for lunch or served at the table.
    Dolce & Salato offers USI badge holders a 10% discount on takeaway or a full menu (poké + drink of their choice) for 17 chf.

    In addition to lunches Dolce & Salato also serves breakfast and aperitifs with both classic and healty products.

  • EF Soggiorni linguistici 
    Via Pioda 8, 6900 Lugano
    tel. +41 91 923 33 73


    Valid for students, professors and staff for all destinations (offer cannot be combined).

    • 10% discount on intensive language travel or exam preparation courses of 1-week duration (adults 25 and older) or two weeks for young adults (13 and older) - up to 1.200 CHF.
    • 8% discount on long-term intensive language travel or long-term exam preparation courses (6, 9 or 11 months) - up to 1'200 CHF
    • Free flight up to 1,200 CHF for intensive language travel or exam preparation courses for a minimum duration of 12 weeks
  • Estetica Bliss

    Estetica Bliss beauty center offers to all USI students and staff members a 15% discount on its services, upon presentation of a valid student/staff ID badge. The offer cannot be combined with other promotions.


    Street adress: via Giulia 26, 6855 Stabio

    Tel: +41 79 935 98 29

    e-mail: [email protected]





  • Europcar


    Up to 30% discout for USI students and staff.

    The offer is valid all year, and includes other benefits:

    • free delivery of vehicle at the Lugano campus;
    • possibility to return the vehicle at any of 90 stations in Switzerland, free of charge;
    • additional and young drivers included;
    • unlimited daily mileage.


    To book your rented vehicle, contact Europcar Lugano:

    email [email protected]
    phone 091 971 01 01
    Reference for the offer: 53888814

    The discount is granted upon presentation of a valid USI personal ID badge.

  • Farmacia Torre

    Farmacia Torre
    Viale Castagnola 21b
    6900 Lugano
    tel 091 972 1122
    natel 079 223 86 82
    fax 091 972 1111
    email [email protected]

    By presenting a USI badge, all USI students and employees are entitled to a 10 % discount at Torre Pharmacy on all products except prescription drugs.

  • Farmacia Viganello - drugstore

    Farmacia Viganello
    Via L. Taddei 1
    6962 Viganello
    tel +41 91 971 5880
    fax +41 91 972 6814
    [email protected]


    Located near the Lugano campus, Farmacia Viganello offers to all USI students and staff a 10% discount on all purchases at the drugstore except prescription drugs that are reimbursed by the client's health insurance company.

    To benefit from the discount, just present your valid USI personal badge to the cashier.

  • Fidatly Multiservice - cleaning service

    Fidatly Multiservice
    Corso San Gottardo 8/A
    6830 Chiasso
    tel +41 91 940 24 28


    Fidalty Multiservice Group is a cleaning service provider in Switzerland and in Europe, offering the following personalised services to USI students and staff members:

    • regular household cleaning
    • minor relocations and clearances
    • post-construction site cleaning
    • periodic/scheduled cleaning

    For a quote please contact:
    Phone: +41 76 402 32 28
    E-mail: [email protected]


  is a platform which offers a choice of laptops (Samsung, HP, Acer, Sony, Asus, Toshiba) and software at convenient prices, at a value lower than the regular market price and with a longer warranty.

    The offers are for students only.

  • Gabbani


    20% discount (for students only) at these counters: butcher / deli, cheese, greengrocer, bakery. To benefit from the discount, the student ID card must be presented upon payment at the checkout counter.

    The discount cannot be combined with any other type of special offers and does not apply to the following:

    • The wine shop;
    • The restaurant, bar and hotel;
    • The sale of sandwiches, snack bars and drinks on the portico i.e. outside the shops in Via Pessina and the Take Away in Piazza Cioccaro;
    • Catering service;
    • The purchase of tote bags.

    Only cash, or Postcard / Maestro payments are accepted.

  • Generali Assicurazioni

    Generali Lugano
    Via Trevano 78
    6900 Lugano


    Offer for students, faculty and staff:

    • Private Liability Insurance, in case of material or physical damage caused to third parties.
    • Household Contents Insurance, to insure goods such as bicycles, computers, mobile phones, furniture, clothes in case of theft - fire - lightning - damage through water - broken window glass.

    To benefit from the special USI offer please refer to insurance advisor Daniele Camnasio at the Generali Lugano, in Via Trevano 78.

  • Grütli - Ristorante Pizzeria

    Grütli - Ristorante Pizzeria

    P.tta Luigi Fontana 3
    6850 Mendrisio
    tel: +41 91 225 22 60

    By presenting a USI badge, all USI students and employees are entitled to special offers and discounts.

    LUNCH MENU (Mon-Fri)

    Menu Primo (pasta dish + water/soft drink + coffee) 12.- Frs
    Menu Secondo (main course + water/soft drink + coffee) 15.- Frs
    Menu Completo (pasta dish + main course + water/soft drink + coffee) 18.- Frs

    PIZZERIA DISCOUNTS (everyday lunch and dinner) (also delivery)

    1 pizza (choice among 3 classic pizzas) + soft drink 10.- Frs  
    20% off on all pizza à la carte
    Free delivery for orders over 50.- Frs

    20% discount on all à la carte orders (every day lunch and dinner)

  • Snack Bar Girasole

    The SNACK-BAR GIRASOLE, just a few steps away from the Lugano campus, offers USI students and faculty special 15% discount on lunch at the snack-bar and 20% for take-away.

    Discounts are applied on the total amount of the cash receipt for lunch or snack consumed or taken away.




  • Hair Creations

    Via delle Scuole 15
    6900 Lugano-Cassarate


    HAIR CREATIONS hairdressing salon offers 30% discount for USI students, faculty and staff on all services provided.

    The discounts are granted upon presentation of your personal ID card (student/staff member card).

    Info and appointments: Angela Casucci, 078 879 21 33

  • Istituto di estetica LEDA

    Istituto di estetica LEDA (Beauty Institute LEDA, Via Luganetto 2, Viganello) offers to all USI students and staff members a 10% discount on all treatments, including laser and other systems, and on all products for sale and on promotion throughout the whole year.


    email: [email protected]

    tel.: 091 971 38 16

  • Kiss for You Gelateria-Pasticceria

    Kiss for You Gelateria-Pasticceria
    Via Orti 8
    6900 Lugano

    Kiss for You is a 2-minute walk from the Lugano Campus and offers USI students a 15% discount. Kiss for You is an ice cream and pastry shop that offers an array of tasty treats, including crêpes and piadina, perfect for an enjoyable lunch break.
    In order to take advantage of the promotion, it is necessary to show a valid USI badge when placing the order.

  • Körperformen Locarno, Giubiasco, Manno

    Telefono e WhatsApp: +41 79 739 36 89
    E-mail: [email protected]

    The Körperformen Sagl - USI promotion is a wellness proposal for USI employees and students that offers two types of treatments: EMS Training and Cryotherapy.

    The EMS Training, based on electro-myo-stimulation, requires only 20 minutes per week and offers extraordinary results. The training is led by personal trainers and takes place in an intimate, clean environment.
    Cryotherapy, a cold therapy down to -198°C, offers various benefits including inflammation reduction, metabolism stimulation and skin improvement.

    The exclusive offer for USI employees and students includes a discount on the long-term EMSTraining subscription:

    • 5% DISCOUNT on the 6-month subscription price. CHF 1235.- instead of CHF 1300.- 
    • 10% DISCOUNT on the 12-month subscription. CHF 1796.- instead of CHF 1995.- for EMS Training
    • Cryotherapy sessions for CHF 50.- instead of CHF 70.-
  • Laltralingua

    Soggiorni lingustici
    Via Pioda 4
    6900 Lugano
    tel +41 91 924 22 35
    email [email protected]


    ERASMUS (SEMP) programmes

    Before you begin your ERASMUS (SEMP) program, why not invest some time to attend a language course? You may find it useful to brush up your language skills and be better prepared for your Erasmus.

    Courses can be taken in the same location where your Erasmus will take place or in any other location of choice from the ones we currently offer.

    Special rates apply to students enrolled at Università della Svizzera italiana.

    We offer Italian language courses also in Milan and Florence.

  • La Mobiliare insurance

    Mobiliare Svizzera Società d'assicurazioni
    Agenzia generale Lugano

    Piazza Cioccaro 2
    6900 Lugano

    As a company with cooperative roots, la Mobiliare puts people and their needs at the centre of its work. We share our success with our policyholders to reward them for their loyalty.

    Each year, policyholders benefit from insurance premium refunds, alternating one year with a 10% refund on motor vehicles and travel cancellation, and one year with 20% on third party liability, furniture and buildings. USI students, faculty, and staff will receive a 20% discount on Private Liability, Furniture, and Building coverage and a 10% discount on all motor vehicles.

    Overview of the insurance offer:

    Property insurance:
    Single- and multi-family homes, residential and commercial buildings
    Household contents:
    Furniture, theft outside the home worldwide, electronic helmets, cyber security
    Personal liability:
    single and family, special risks (hunting, mountain guides, horse racing)
    All-risk valuables
    jewellery, paintings, carpets, watches, furs, eyeglasses, musical instruments, electronics, sculptures, hunting and sporting weapons, wheelchairs, bicycles, hearing aids, designer furniture, handbags, drones
    treatment expenses for injury and illness
    Motor vehicles:
    vehicles of any kind
    trip cancellation, 24/24 assistance, vehicle assistance, legal protection for trips
    Legal protection
    Private law (contracts, labour, neighbourhood, inheritance, expropriations, tax law, etc.), traffic law, landlord's law
    Rental deposit

    To take advantage of this promotion, please contact the General Agency:
    [email protected] - 091 224 24 24.

    To benefit from this offer, please contact [email protected] – 091 224 24 24.

  • Lattecaldo Restaurant

    Ristorante Lattecaldo
    Via Lattecaldo 1
    6835 Morbio Superiore
    +41 91 684 12 40
    [email protected]


    “Menu del mezzodì” (lunch menu) at the fixed price of CHF 15, and a 10% discount on the “Menu à la carte” (excluding beverages).

    For students, faculty and staff member of USI.


    Join Ristorante Lattecaldo on Facebook
    Follow Ristorante Lattecaldo su Instagram

  • LAC edu

    LAC edu
    settore di mediazione del LAC Lugano Arte e Cultura
    Piazza Luini 6
    CH - 6901 Lugano
    tel +41 58 866 42 30
    [email protected]

    The artistic management of LAC is dedicated to bringing younger audiences closer to the theatre. By experiencing live performances, individuals are exposed to different themes that may relate to their reality through direct staging. Watching live performances is helpful in the development of a keen sensitivity and a spirit of research in both the theatrical and personal spheres. Additionally, there are numerous free activities available to meet and learn from directors, choreographers, actors, and playwrights. All theatre performances are available for CHF 10 for students, who receive discounts ranging from 25 to 50% for other types of performances. To make reservations, visit LAC edu.

    Maggiori informazioni e spettacoli consigliati:

  • LuganoMusica

    Piazza Luini 2
    CH - 6901 Lugano
    tel +41 58 866 42 85
    [email protected]


    Within the collaboration between USI and LuganoMusica, a special student price of 13 CHF is offered with the aim of bringing the USI community closer to the Lugano's cultural centre.

    More information:

  • mamis food

    mamis food

    Via la Santa 9
    6962 Viganello
    A due passi da USI e nuovo campus USI SUPSI
    tel. +41 (0)91 970 22 23
    whatsapp +41 (0)76 296 95 78

    By presenting a valid USI badge for the current academic year at the checkout, students, professors and staff can take advantage of our offers. Visit our website to discover the promotions dedicated to you.

    Opening hours:
    Breakfast 6:30 am - 10 am mon-fri, Lunch 10 am – 2 pm mon-fri, Dinner 6 pm – 10 pm mon-sun
    free delivery, minimun order 15.- CHF

    Personalised offers for catering, parties, graduation

  • Maui Poke

    Maui Poke
    Via Marco da Carona 2
    6900 Lugano

    Conveniently located a few meters from the Lugano campuses, Maui Poke offers a student's special (Bowl regular ed acqua naturale maui) at 15CHF.
    A valid USI card must be presented to take advantage of the discount.

  • Merida Bikes

    20% discount on bicycles, 10% on e-bikes Offer valid for students, staff and faculty

    The offer is valid at all Merida dealers in Ticino. (For the list of retailers, please refer to: The discount is granted upon presentation of the USI student ID card or employee card.

    At the Merida outlets you can find special deals for bicycles and e-bikes. Discounts up to 40%! (Not combinable with the USI discount)

    Merida resellers near Lugano:
    • Balmelli Sport Lugano - Via Pioda 10, Tel. 091 923 58 67
    • Bikehouse Tesserete - Via alle Pezze 15, Tel. 091 930 04 67
    • Ciclorama Massagno - Via Guisan 33, Tel. 091 966 60 64
    • Spartano Bike Agno - Piazza Colonnello Vicari 5, Tel. 091 825 36 52

    For more information: [email protected]


  • Medinex SA

    Medinex Grancia

    Via Cantonale 1

    6916 Grancia

    c/o Centro Centro


    As public employees, USI lecturers, researchers and collaborators are entitled to a Medinex discount of 41% on Sunrise rates, and other benefits.

    • Mobile Classic: calls, sms and unlimited internet in Switzerland (5 GB in highspeed) chf 29.50-
    • We Mobile M: calls, sms and unlimited internet chf 38.35-
    • We Mobile L: calls, sms, unlimited internet in Switzerland and unlimited Roaming in Europa chf 47.20- 
    • We Mobile XL: calls, sms, unlimited internet in Switzerland, unlimited international calls (Europe) and unlimited Roaming Europe chf 59.-

    Any additional WE account: chf 40-

    For more information:

  • Miss Sartoria

    Miss Tailoring
    via al fiume 1 (between Dainese shop and Milioto garage)
    6929 Gravesano
    For info, price list and bookings:
    Email: [email protected]
    Tel: +41 78 200 37 43

    Miss Sartoria's sustainable approach creates quality, durable garments by renovating them to match current fashion trends. This avoids waste and goes against the fast fashion trend, protecting both the environment and your wallet.
    We are pleased to offer a 15% discount on all services and products to all USI students, and to USI employees (lecturers, researchers and collaborators) a 10% discount upon presentation of a valid student/staff ID badge

    NB: The discount cannot be combined with other promotions and is for personal use only (not collective use).

    Hours: Tuesday and Wednesday: 9:30 am - noon, 2 pm - 6:30 pm, Thursday and Friday: 9:30 am - 6:30 pm
    Saturday and Monday by appointment

    Miss Sartoria offers the following services

    • Tailoring repairs
    • We give a fresh lease of life to your old clothes
    • Sale of fabrics, offcuts and haberdashery
    • Tailor-made shirts for both women and men, starting from 145 CHF.
    • Customised garments with embroidery or prints
    • Tailor-made formal wear for women from 1 200chf and men from 1 700chf
    • Tailor-made furniture and upholstery
    • Laundry service
  • MUSEC - Museo delle Culture

    Museo delle Culture
    Museum of Art and Anthropology
    Villa Malpensata
    Via Mazzini 5, Lugano

    MUSEC - Museo delle Culture offers USI students a 5 CHF discount on the entrance ticket. To benefit from the discount, please email [email protected] specifying that you are entitled to the offer as a student enrolled at USI.


    Join the Club delle Culture
    The Club delle Culture Young is a membership card for individuals under the age of 25 that provides free access to the collections and temporary exhibitions at MUSEC. Members can take advantage of guided tours, meet with artists and collectors, and visit as often as they like. The card is valid for one year and costs 50 CHF. It offers a range of exclusive benefits and is issued in the cardholder's name.

    • Unlimited access to all MUSEC exhibitions
    • Programme:
    • Priority on booking author visits, events and lectures
    • Private events reserved for members
    • 10% discount on boutique and bookshop*.
    • Free Coffee during MUSEC MONDAYS (every Monday it will be possible to visit the museum with a promotional 7 CHF entrance ticket)
  • Nuova Immagine

    Nuova Immagine
    Unisex hair salon
    Via Camoghé 1
    6900 Lugano


    10% discount for USI students and staff, for all services (haircut, styling, colour,...)

    The discount is given upon presentation of your USI personal ID badge.

    For appointments and information, just dial 091 921 04 04 and ask for Italo. The salon is open Tuesday to Saturday.

    See also our Facebook page.

  • Oltre Lingua

    10% discount on all language courses offered, for individual or group lessons

    Oltre Lingua is a language school based in Rancate, near Mendrisio, that offers courses for all levels with experienced and qualified native speakers, preparing for the main international certification exams and collaborating with schools abroad to organize language study trips.

    Details (in Italian) at:

  • OSI - Orchestra della Svizzera italiana

    The framework agreement between USI and OSI (Orchestra della Svizzera italiana) was established for the purpose of  promoting activities of mutual interest and to consolidate and encourage the relations between the two institutions. Within this framework, OSI offers discounted tickets for concerts at the LAC Lugano arte e cultura to USI students at the special price of CHF 10 (subject to the availability of seats) and to USI staff members at the reduced rate for the 'Amici dell'OSI' association..



  • Ottica ticinese

    Via Bozzoreda 37
    6963 Pregassona
    tel. +41 91 940 30 30


    Offer valid for students and staff:

    • free professional eye examination
    • 40% discount on prescription glasses (frame included)
    • 35% discount on sunglasses
    • 25% discount on contact lenses and 20% on solutions
    • free Audiometric Test
    • free prescription glasses care and maintenance
  • Panelento Alimentari

    Panelento Alimentari
    Via Simen 1
    6900 Lugano

    We offer students and employees, with a valid USI card, an 11% discount on shop products (bakery, rotisserie, pastry, food and beverages).

    Our services also include:

    • Catering for individuals and companies
    • Sweet or savoury breakfasts for offices
    • Lunch or dinner boxes to order
    • Quality food gift baskets

    Viale Carlo Cattaneo 15 - 6900-Lugano
    Tel / What'sApp: 079 3447747
    mail: [email protected]

    SHOP promotion: 15% discount for USI students and staff on all products in PATA NEGRA SHOP.

    LUNCH promotion:  Choice of 2 different menus that will be delivered directly to USI or picked up at the Shop.
    How it works: just send an email ([email protected]) or WhatsApp to +41(0)79 3447747 specifying the chosen product, Customer's name, delivery time and delivery method.
    An example
    Menù Gourmet (15 CHF )
    1 Gourmet* salad or 1 Sandwich LONDON*
    1 Drink (bottled water or soft drink of choice)
    1 Seasonal fruit*
    1 Dessert / Chocolate*

    Menù Summer ( 20 CHF )
    1 Greek salad*  or 1 Sandwich Serrano*
    1 empanada de Carne** small
    1 Drink (bottled water or soft drink of choice)
    1 Seasonal fruit*
    1 Dessert / Chocolate*

    USI badge must be presented at the time of payment at checkout.

    Note: * Menus offered may vary depending on the availability and seasonality of products.

  • Pathos Hair Lugano

    Pathos Hair Lugano
    Via al Chioso 28
    6900 Lugano
    tel: +41 919 717 979

    is glad to offer a 15% discount on all services to USI students, faculty, and staff. Please present your USI badge.

    Tuesday-Friday 9.00/18.30
    Saturday 9.00/17.00

  • Rookies Sports Bar

    Rookies Sports Bar (via F. Pelli 13, Lugano) offers to all USI students, faculty, researchers and staff members a 10% discount on all food & beverages, every day except during special events.

    To obtain the discount just show your student ID badge when asking for the check.


  • Ristorante l'Olivo Food and Wine

    Ristorante l'Olivo Food and Wine
    Via Antonio Fusoni 5
    6900 Lugano

    [email protected]

    Conveniently located a few meters from the Lugano campuses, L'Olivo offers all USI students and employees a 15% discount at lunch on the weekly business menu and for a la carte dinner.
    L'Olivo provides a room with a maximum capacity of 60 people and a private dining room for 30 people. An outdoor terrace is available during the summer. WIFI and parking are available.
    A valid USI card must be presented to take advantage of the discount.
    Catering service available.

  • Asian Take Away YUMMY Lugano

    Ristorante Take Away Asiatico YUMMY Lugano
    Via Madonnetta 27
    6900 Lugano
    tel 091 229 19 30
    [email protected]

    Yummy, the Asian Take-away restaurant located between the East and West Campus, offers a range of Asian cuisine, including Chinese, Japanese and Thai.

    Lunch specials are available:

    • Bento (full menu, students benefit from the CHF 2 discount)
    • Bowl (rice + dish of your choice)

    In addition, students get a 10% discount on both lunch and dinner orders, including take-away. (discount cannot be accumulated).
    To take advantage of the promotion, you must present your valid USI student card at the time of payment.

    The menus can be viewed on the instagram page

  • Salone Jolly

    Salone Jolly is please to grant a 10% discount for its services to students and faculty members of USI, upon presentation of their personal university ID card.


    Salone Jolly
    Bachmann Pierre
    via Bagutti 2a
    6900 Lugano

    phone 091 923 76 93

  • Scuola svizzera di tedesco


    Free registration fees = a 250 CHF discount on all teaching programs activated by the school*.

    École Suisse d’Allemand offers:

    • German courses at all levels
    • Business German courses
    • Preparation for the Goethe examination

    * Registration fees cover teaching material, pswd and log-in to the school's multimedia platform, final certificate stating the level reached. The offer is not cumulative with any other current offers.

    To take advantage of the discount you must contact the center directly by phone 091 921 10 82 o by e-mail at, specifying that you are entitled to the discount reserved to USI students, or by visiting directly the centre with your student ID card.

  • Stage 12 - Clothing

    Stage 12
    Corso Pestalozzi 12
    6900 Lugano
    Instagram @stage12_lugano


    Stage 12 is a clothing store in the centre of Lugano that offers a selection of original brands conceived and manufactured in Italy by young designers exclusively for Switzerland.

    10% discount in store for all USI students. Valid on the entire assortment (except items already on sale) by presenting your USI badge.


  • STRONGER 1994 - Personal training

    STRONGER 1994
    Via Monte Bre 10
    tel: 076 402 12 79
    079 270 13 64

    email: [email protected], [email protected]

    Private studio with Personal Training service located right in front of the Campus, offers a permanent discount to students and employees of 10% on all services, which include: individual and couple fitness sessions (also at home) and a DNA test carried out in collaboration with the University of Padua's analysis laboratory.

    All our services are recognised by the major health insurance companies.

  • Teatro Sociale Bellinzona

    Teatro Sociale Bellinzona
    Ente autonomo Bellinzona Teatro
    Piazza Governo 11
    CH-6500 Bellinzona

    offer is reserved for all USI students. A valid student card is required:
    - 50% discount in presale and at the evening box office for all events in the official programme of the Teatro Sociale Bellinzona, in every seating tier;

    - Ottovolante season ticket at CHF. 80 for 8 performances of choice (valid for one year).

  • TechFitness

    Via Carlo Maderno 23
    6900 Lugano
    Tel. +41 (0)91 220 93 87
    Cell. +41 (0)78 746 87 92‬

    [email protected]

    5% discount on membership reserved to USI students and staff members.

    TechFitness is a cutting-edge training method that allows to optimize time and physical activity. A few minutes walk from Lugano campus

  • Terranova - Clothing

    Piazza Dante 8
    6900 Lugano
    Tel +41 91 225 22 29


    Terranova, the global fast fashion company, offers a 15% discount to USI students, faculty and staff members who purchase items at its Lugano store in Piazza Dante. All you need to do is present your personal USI identification card, valid for the current academic year. The discount cannot be combined with other discounts or ongoing promotions.

  • TRANSFINITY - Lugano and Rivera

    Strada Ponte di Valle 8
    6964 Davesco/Soragno
    +41 79 414 36 25
    ​Via cantonale 59
    6802 Rivera
    +41 78 223 63 80

    Transfinity VR Entertainment Center, is the first virtual reality park in Ticino featuring different experiences for all ages (6 and up), and groupp eperiences such as the VR LaserTag Arena, Escape Room, Driving simulators, more than 50 co-op and competitive VR videogames. This and much more at Transfinity Lugano or Rivera.

    Transfinity offers 10% discount on all services to USI students. To get the discount show your bagde at the cashier.

    NB: The discount cannot be combined with other promotions and is for personal use only (not collective).

  • Wall Street English


    Free registration fees = a 250 CHF discount on all teaching program activated by the school*.

    Wall Street English Lugano offers:

    • Flexible English course, all levels
    • Business English course
    • English certificates preparation: Cambridge University, TOEFL and IELTSIELTS

    * Registration fees cover teaching material, pswd and log-in to the Wall Street's multimedia platform, final certificate stating the level reached. The offer is not cumulative with any other current offers.

    To take advantage of the discount you must contact the center directly by phone 091 921 23 23 or by mail [email protected], specifying that you are entitled to the discount reserved to USI students, or by visiting directly the centre with your student ID card.

  • Wilma's Pizza

    Via Pretorio 1 (650m dall’USI)
    6900 Lugano
    091 923 61 61

    Da Wilma’s trovate ogni giorno un’ampia offerta di pizze al trancio, in grado di soddisfare tutti i gusti. Tre fasce di prezzo: Semplice (4CHF), Farcita (5CHF), Premium (6CHF)

    Presentando alla cassa una tessera USI valida per l'anno accademico in corso, studenti, professori e collaboratori possono approfittare di uno sconto del 10%. Lo sconto non è cumulabile con altri sconti o con altre promozioni in corso. Lo sconto è applicabile solo in store (non per consegne a domicilio)

  • Wondermeal
    Take Away store
    Strada Ponte di Valle 2
    6964 Davesco

    Wondermeal provides balanced and fresh food offerings for the whole day.

    Each offering included 5 meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner and two snacks). Ordered online and delivered at the indicated address the evening before.

    A 10% discount is granted to USI students and staff, by using the code USI10 when checking out and when presenting a valid USI personal badge upon delivery.
    The discount is valid for all products on the online store and also for purchases at the take away store by presenting your student card.


    Diana Fontana
    [email protected]
    +41 78 744 14 66

  • Yoyo-Tennis

    Via del Tiglio 3
    6900 Lugano

    To students and collaborators we offer, by showing a valid USI badge, a 30% discount on running shoes (discount code for USI30 site) and a 15% discount (discount code for USI15 site) on all items.
    The discount cannot be combined with other existing promotions and is also not applicable to the offers:

    • stringing and stringing service
    • racquet accessories
    • tennis balls
  • 1CYCLE - fitness and yoga classes

    1CYCLE -
    Via San Gottardo 99, 6900 Massagno 
    [email protected] 
    tel: 0789585282

    Fitness-Yoga classes

    20% off for all training bundles offered. The discount cannot be combined with other discounts or promotions. 

    1CYCLE, a fitness boutique divided into two worlds: RIDE (energy) - FLOW (calm) offers:

    • Courses: Ride (indoor cycling 1cycle style) - Bootride (mixed cycling and functional) - Bench (functional bench)
    • Flow Courses: Yoga Vinyasa - Balance - free body
    • Personal Training

    In order to take advantage of the promotion it is necessary to contact the centre by phone at 0789585282 or by email at [email protected], or going directly to the centre with a university badge.

    Students, professors and employees can benefit.

  • Sports discounts

    Check for special deals and offers in sports activities (gyms, swimming pools, courses, ….) at the Sport Service website:




Updated on: 16 April 2024