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- Discounts and special 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. USI reserves the right to decline publishing offers deemed unfit.
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).
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 cost. More information: www.desk.usi.ch/en/swisscare.
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.
Thanks to the collaboration with the City of Lugano, USI students and employees can apply for a MyLugano Card, the digital card that gives you discounts and benefits at more than 240 partners based in Lugano.
Signing up is simple: just download the app My Lugano (available on for Android and Apple) and follow the instructions for Università / Ente convenzionato. The fee (CHF 4.-- for 1 year and CHF 10 for 5 years) is fully converted LVGA and loaded to the user's wallet, ready to be used at the many partners.
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).
BLUE card: www.medicusinfo.eu/negozio/membership-blue/
STUDENT card: www.medicusinfo.eu/negozio/membership-student/
For full information:
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.
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:
Promotore Salute Ticino
T +41 91 911 15 38
With more than 90 areas of expertise, AXA also offers support in all insurance areas.
Via Taddei 2
The Bar Diamond, located just a stone’s throw away from the Lugano campus, offers a 10% discount on beverages to USI students.
The establishment has a large outdoor veranda, free Wi-Fi, a giant video screen to watch football and hockey matches and other special events.
The discount is obtained by presenting a valid USI identification badge when placing the order.
Batmaid Pulizie Domestiche
Via Canova 15
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.
Via Nassa 22
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 email@example.com
Via Antonio Fusoni 5
tel +41 91 922 00 60
The restaurant Botero offers a 15% discount à la carte and wine list to students, professors and staff.
Anything not specifically mentioned is to be considered excluded.
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
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.
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.
Via Pioda 8, 6900 Lugano
tel. +41 91 923 33 73
Valid for students, professors and staff for all destinations (offer cannot be combined).
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
Up to 30% discout for USI students and staff.
The offer is valid all year, and includes other benefits:
To book your rented vehicle, contact Europcar Lugano:
phone 091 971 01 01
Reference for the offer: 53888814
The discount is granted upon presentation of a valid USI personal ID badge.
Via L. Taddei 1
tel +41 91 971 5880
fax +41 91 972 6814
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.
Corso San Gottardo 8/A
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:
For a quote please contact Ivan Zampaglione, Sales Manager, at
Phone: +41 76 402 32 28
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:
Only cash, or Postcard / Maestro payments are accepted.
Via Trevano 78
Offer for students, faculty and staff:
To benefit from the special USI offer please refer to insurance advisor Daniele Camnasio at the Generali Lugano, in Via Trevano 78.
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.
Via delle Scuole 15
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 (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.
tel.: 091 971 38 16
Via Pioda 4
tel +41 91 924 22 35
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.
Mobiliare Svizzera Società d'assicurazioni
Agenzia generale Lugano
Piazza Cioccaro 2
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:
Single- and multi-family homes, residential and commercial buildings
Furniture, theft outside the home worldwide, electronic helmets, cyber security
single and family, special risks (hunting, mountain guides, horse racing)
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
vehicles of any kind
trip cancellation, 24/24 assistance, vehicle assistance, legal protection for trips
Private law (contracts, labour, neighbourhood, inheritance, expropriations, tax law, etc.), traffic law, landlord's law
To take advantage of this promotion, please contact the General Agency:
firstname.lastname@example.org - 091 224 24 24.
To benefit from this offer, please contact email@example.com – 091 224 24 24.
“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.
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.
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)
For more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Via Cantonale 1
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.
Any additional WE account: chf 40-
For more information: https://medinexgrancia.ch.
Unisex hair salon
Via Camoghé 1
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.
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: www.oltrelingua.com
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..
More information: www.osi.swiss
Via Bozzoreda 37
tel. +41 91 940 30 30
Offer valid for students and staff:
Viale Carlo Cattaneo 15 - 6900-Lugano
Tel / What'sApp: 079 3447747
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@example.com) or WhatsApp to +41(0)79 3447747 specifying the chosen product, Customer's name, delivery time and delivery method.
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
Via al Chioso 28,
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.
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.
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 Take Away Asiatico YUMMY Lugano
Via Madonnetta 27
tel 091 229 19 30
Students can benefit from a CHF 2 discount on Bento menus. The menu is updated weekly.
Provide a valid USI badge at the register.
Menus can be viewed on the Instagram page https://www.instagram.com/yummylugano.
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.
via Bagutti 2a
phone 091 923 76 93
Free registration fees = a 250 CHF discount on all teaching programs activated by the school*.
École Suisse d’Allemand offers:
* 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 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.
Via Monte Bre 10 Lugano
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.
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
Piazza Dante 8
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.
Strada Ponte di Valle 8
+41 79 414 36 25
Via cantonale 59
+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).
Free registration fees = a 250 CHF discount on all teaching program activated by the school*.
Wall Street English Lugano offers:
* 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@example.com, specifying that you are entitled to the discount reserved to USI students, or by visiting directly the centre with your student ID card.
Via Pretorio 1 (650m dall’USI)
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)
Take Away store
Strada Ponte di Valle 2
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.
+41 78 744 14 66
Via San Gottardo 99, 6900 Massagno
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:
In order to take advantage of the promotion it is necessary to contact the centre by phone at 0789585282 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or going directly to the centre with a university badge.
Students, professors and employees can benefit.