Student mobility: introduction
- Academic mobility
Mobility Online is one of the most widely used mobility management tools. Starting from January 2022, Università della Svizzera italiana will equip itself with this tool for the management of incoming and outgoing mobility for study or internship purposes.
Mobility Online provides all the information, documentation and procedures to be performed from the time of registration until the return from the mobility period. Most of the administrative procedures related to mobility are therefore carried out within Mobility Online. On this page, you will find further useful information and supporting documentation for the correct use of the platform.
The link to apply for a study exchange in the academic year 2024-2025 is as follows:
LINK ONLINE FORM (applications closed on 11 February. The next call will open after mid-August).
Please note the following:
Exchange as a Freemover
Students interested in spending an exchange period at a university with which USI does not have a bilateral agreement are kindly requested not to use the link to the online form but to contact the International Relations and Study Abroad Service in order to receive the appropriate link for registering for this programme.
The new responsive portal is the main tool for browsing the partner universities. The portal allows the search with a number of different filters and criteria; among those, the study programmes at USI. Each university presents first-hand information for exchange students.
The universities are divided by Faculty and the information displayed always includes the number of places for the agreement and the level (bachelor and/or master). Furthermore, additional information may be outlined, such as whether the agreement is a structured one or if it is exclusively available for one study programme.
The link "More information" next to the name of the university will bring you to the Fact Sheet. We strongly recommend reading the Fach Sheets carefully because they contain very useful information for exchange students. For example, the academic calendar, the link to the course catalog, the language requirements, the information about accommodation, and much more.
On the online application form in Mobility Online you will need to indicate the Faculty and the study programme you are attending at USI. The system will offer you only the universities to which you are entitled to apply. If you have identified an institution but you don't see it on the list, you may get in touch with [email protected] for a further check.
Once the procedure is completed, a Work Flow is automatically generated. The Work Flow is a step-by-step procedure to be followed and all the steps must be performed in order to proceed with the process.
Each time a step is completed, a green tick appears. The steps can be completed by the candidate (upload of documents, confirmations, completion of information) or by the International Relations and Study Abroad Service (verification of uploaded documentation, confirmation email, selection result, etc.). If a step is informative only or can be executed more than once, no green tick appears and the checkbox remains black.
Documents can be uploaded at different times but must be provided within the registration deadline!
The Learning Agreement is a fundamental document that USI students must prepare as an integral part of their exchange period. It confirms the acceptance of the courses followed at the partner university and, consequently, guarantees the recognition of the exams taken in exchange.
The management of the Learning Agreement can be different depending on the Faculty and the study programme. The International Relations and Study Abroad Service has therefore prepared a user manual so that students can complete the Learning Agreement effectively and correctly. You do not need to read the entire document, but please read carefully the chapter concerning the study programme you are enrolled in.
We remind you that ECTS points earned with language courses will not be transferred. Only bachelor students at the Faculty of Communication, Culture and Society can discuss a possible (yet not guaranteed) transfer of some specific language course credits with the director of studies.
The document has been drawn up in Italian or in English for the study programmes taught in one or the other language respectively.
The Departmental Coordinators are responsible for approving the Learning Agreement. In order to proceed, they receive an automatic email directly from Mobility Online when a Learning Agreement is ready to be checked. There is therefore no need for the candidate to make direct contact, but in the case of specific questions about courses or exams when compiling the Learning Agreement, the candidate can refer to the following coordinators:
|Academy of Architecture
|Bachelor in Architecture
|Mr. Stefano Bastianelli
|Faculty of Communication, Culture and Society
|Bachelor in Communication
|Bachelor in Lingua, letteratura e civiltà italiana
|Prof. Silvia Cariati
|Master in Communication, Management and Health
|Ms. Teresa Cafaro
|Master in Corporate Communication
|Dr. Alessandra Zamparini (Ms. Chiara Krüsi)
|Master in Lingua, letteratura e civiltà italiana
|Prof. Marco Maggi
|Master in Marketing and Transformative Economy
|Dr. Ksenia Silchenko (Ms. Chiara Krüsi)
|Master in Media Management
|Dr. Antonio Nucci
|Master in Philosophy
|Dr. Paolo Gigli
|Faculty of Economics
|Bachelor in Economics
|Prof. Edoardo Beretta
|Master in Economics
|Prof. Patricia Funk
|Master in Finance
|Ms. Katia Mué
|Master in International Tourism
|Prof. Lorenzo Cantoni
|Master in Management
|Ms. Chiara Krüsi
|Master in Public Management and Policy
|Prof. Marco Meneguzzo
|Faculty of Informatics
|Bachelor in Informatics
|Prof. Laura Pozzi
|Master in Artificial Intelligence
|Dr. Piotr Didyk
|Master in Computational Science
|Prof. Ernst-Jan Camiel Wit/Prof. Olaf Schenk
|Master in Financial Technology & Computing
|Prof. Marc Langheinrich
|Master in Informatics
|Prof. Kai Hormann
|Master in Management & Informatics
|Prof. Marc Langheinrich
|Master in Software and Data Engineering
|Prof. Cesare Pautasso/Prof. Gabriele Bavota
|Faculty of Theology
|Bachelor in Philosophy
|Dr. Paolo Gigli
|Master in Philosophy
|Dr. Paolo Giglia