Practicalities for the USI community


Università della Svizzera italiana is an official British Council IELTS Registration Partner. The exam IELTS – International English Language Testing System – certifies the level of knowledge of the English language. IELTS was developed by the British Council in collaboration with Cambridge Assesment English. IELTS certification is valid in more that 10'000 organizations in the world, including Università della Svizzera italiana. 

Both USI students and staff as well as external people can register for the IELTS exam at USI.


Sessions in 2021

  • April 10th
  • July 10th
  • December 11th


Sessions in 2022

  • January 15th
  • June 25th (cancelled)
  • December 11th


Exams take place in rooms A11, A12, A13, and A14 in the Red Building in West Campus Lugano.



Registration in via the official form by British Council. The fee is paid directly to the British Council via the official form.

Registration is accepted until two weeks before the date of the session.


For further information contact [email protected].







Updated on: 08 May 2022