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.

USI has in fact entered into partnerships with regional companies and institutions in order to favour access of its members to the services offered.

Local businesses and institutions interested in offering benefits to students and USI employees may send their offers by e-mail to press@usi.ch. USI is not responsible for the validity of the offers listed. USI reserves the right to decline publishing offers deemed unfit.

Current promotions:

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  • Paolo Ruffini Show e Panpers

    Paolo Ruffini Show e Panpers

     

    Reserve price tickets for USI students:

    • "Categoria 1": 50 CHF instead of 65
    • "Categoria 2": 45 CHF instead of 60
    • "Categoria 3": 40 CHF instead of 55

    Each student can purchase up to 5 tickets.

    To take advantage of the special price contact Omar Wicht: 
    +41 76 429 97 37
    omar75@bluewin.ch

    Promotion is subject to availability.

  • Academic Care

    To provide students with favourable conditions for the compulsory health insurance, USI has established with Groupe Mutuel the Academic Care group insurance policy.
    The offer is exclusive to extra-EU / EFTA students enrolled in any study program at USI, who are no older than 40 and who have a valid residence permit for students.

    For information.

  • Neptun

    www.projektneptun.ch

     

    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 netID for authentication (the same one used on the USI e-learning platform).

  • Software and applications

  • LEGI

    www.legi.ch

     

    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.

  • Lugano Card

    www.luganocard.ch

     

    The Lugano Card is a "time off card" created by Lugano's Youth and Events Department. With the card, you can benefit from various special deals at over 240 participating locations including pools, movie theatres, shops, gyms and more. It is an unlimited offer at the cost of only CHF 10.

    All USI students, even if they do not live in Lugano, can have the Lugano Card. To get the Lugano Card, please fill out the online form and follow the instructions (in Italian) or contact luganocard@lugano.ch (in English as well).

  • Burger King Restaurants

    www.burger-king.ch
    info@burgerkinglugano.ch

    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.

  • Charlie Moto Bistrot

    http://charliemotobistrot.ch/

    Via Zurigo 3
    6900 Lugano
    tel      +41 91 980 00 34
    email  welcome@charliemotobistrot.ch

    USI students, faculty and staff members can get 10% off lunch menus by presenting their USI student/staff ID badge at the counter when asking for the check.  

  • Die Volkswirtschaft (La vie économique)

    www.dievolkswirtschaft.ch

     

    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 www.dievolkswirtschaft.ch

  • EF Ticino Centri Linguistici Internazionali

    www.efswiss.ch/it/pg
    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 (departures by Sept. 30, 2017)
       
  • Etihad Regional

    www.etihadregional.com

     

    Special subscription packages for students for flights from Lugano to Geneva:

    • 10 trips at 1.350 CHF
    • 20 trips at 2.500 CHF

    For information 091 208 70 80 or https://www.etihadregional.com/it-it/our-offers/students-offer/ 

     

  • Fruitstore.ch

    www.fruitstore.ch
    www.facebook.com/fruitstore.ch

     

    Fruitstore.ch is a platform created by the entrepreneurial initiative of three students. It 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. For authentication please scan a valid student ID or log in with your student netID (the same used for USI's e-learning platform).

  • Gabbani

    www.gabbani.com

     

    20% discount to students at these counters: butcher/cold cuts, cheese, grocery, wine, bakery

    • The student ID card should be presented at the payment counter during the purchase.
    • The discount cannot be combined with any other type of special offers.
    • The discount is not valid in the restaurant.
    • The discount does not apply to sandwiches and drinks, which are sold outside the store.
    • The discount does not apply to catering services.

    Payments must be made in cash, or by Postcard/Maestro.

  • Generali Assicurazioni

    www.generali.ch

    Agenzia Generale Lugano
    Via Trevano 78
    6900 Lugano

     

    Offer for students, faculty and staff

    4 months of insurance for free:

    • 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 obtain the special USI discount please refer to insurance advisor Daniele Camnasio at the General Agency in Lugano, in Via Trevano 78.

  • Laltralingua

    www.laltralingua.ch

    Soggiorni lingustici
    Via Pioda 4
    6900 Lugano
    tel +41 91 924 22 35
    email info@laltralingua.ch

     

    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.

  • Merida Bikes

    www.mymerida.ch
    www.outlet.merida-centurion.ch

     

    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: www.merida.ch) 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 retailers in Lugano:

    For further information: mymerida@merida.ch

     

  • Medinex SA

    www.medinexsunrise.ch

    Via San Salvatore 13
    6900 Lugano-Paradiso
    tel       +41 91 922 51 57

     

    For USI employees (faculty, researchers and staff):

    • SIM only CH promo: 19.90/monthly, no phone (only Switzerland)
    • SIM only: 39.80/monthly, no phone (Switzerland + 500 minutes of calls abroad)
    • Roaming SIM only: 49.00/monthly, no phone
    • SIM and Smartphone: 49.00/monthly, with Smartphone (max 400CHF)
    • SIM and high-end Smartphone: 77.00/monthly with last generation smartphone
    • SIM and Premium iPhone: 87.00/monthly with higher range phone

    For more information: www.medinexsunrise.ch.

  • Milano Burger Bar

    www.milanoburgerbar.ch

    Ristorante fast food
    Corso Elvezia 4
    6900 Lugano
    tel       +41 91 921 29 24

     

    20% discount for students, Faculty and staff members

    • Discount valid for lunch and dinner
    • The discount is not be combined with any other promotional offer
    • The discount is granted by presenting the USI personal card (valid for the current academic year)
  • Ottica ticinese

    www.otticaticinese.ch

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

     

    Offer valid for students and staff:

    • free professional eye examination
    • 30% discount on prescription glasses
    • 35% discount on sun glasses
    • 20% discount on contact lenses and 20% on solutions
    • free Audiometric Test
    • free prescription glasses care and maintenance
  • Rollerina

    www.myrollerina.com
    Swiss Design - European Origin

     

    Rollerina is an innovative Swiss start-up supported by the University of St. Gallen. It manufactures comfortable and innovative foldable shoes that you can always carry along.

    Offer valid for USI students, faculty and staff: 20% discount on the whole collection with code USI20.

  • B&B Splendorisuite

    www.splendorisuite.com

    Via Nassa 22
    6900 Lugano

     

    20% discount for students and relatives.

    Splendorisuite is a B&B located in downtown Lugano. Rooms come with free Wi-Fi, minibar, telephone, Flat Screen LCD TV, web radio and kitchenette.

    To take advantage of the discount please contact Francesco Greco at +41 76 228 87 25 or e-mail at info@splendorisuite.com

    360° view of the rooms

  • Student Event Association

    sea@usi.ch

     

    The SEA CARD costs 10 CHF and is designed for USI students. It makes it possible to save up to 5000 CHF a year thanks to its partners.

    Find the complete list of partners at http://www.sea-switzerland.com/partners.

  • Wall Street English Lugano

    www.wallstreetenglish.ch

    Piazza Dante 8, 6900 Lugano

     

    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 lugano@wallstreetenglish.ch, specifying that you are entitled to the discount reserved to USI students, or by visiting directly the centre with your student ID card.

  • Zurich Assicurazioni

    www.zurich.ch

    Wälti Daniel
    Consulente

    Zurich, Agenzia Generale Fausto Fontana SA
    Via G. Curti 10
    6900 Lugano
    Svizzera
    tel        +41 91 912 42 62 (internal)
    tel        +41 91 912 42 71 (direct)
    email   daniel.waelti@zurich.ch

     

    Exclusive student discounts granted when contracted through Daniel Waelti:

    • 10% discount on contracts for new insurance products, except for life insurance policies, such as for motor vehicles, liability, home insurance, etc.
    • 5% discount on policy renewals on policy renewals previously contracted through Daniel Waelti
  • Sports discounts

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

    www.sport.usi.ch

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Updated on: 25/08/2017