24 months
7420 EUR/year
7420 EUR/year
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The Master of Science in Informatics from Università della Svizzera italiana (USI) rovides world-class specialization in terms of professional training and academic research.

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The Master prepares students for current and emerging technologies in computer science by deepening their theoretical knowledge and sharpening their practical skills. 

The program is designed for both Bachelor students who wish to complete their  education and professionals seeking to refresh their knowledge and sharpen their skills. 

The Master of Science in Informatics from Università della Svizzera italiana (USI) combines the study of fundamental aspects of computer science with a practical hands-on approach, preparing professionals for successfully pursuing a career in research and development across any application domain.


Informatics is both the infrastructure and the engine of today's society. In Switzerland, it plays a key role in industry (pharma, manufacturing of machinery, chemistry, etc.) as well as in the service sector (banking, insurance, trade, transport, administration, etc.). The national education and research institutions have acquired a considerable reputation worldwide, in particular in the field of Information Technology. 

Many IT companies, some of them world leaders, have or are planning to have research and development centres in Switzerland.  

Considering this, graduates in Informatics have excellent opportunities on the job market. The demand for well-educated specialists in Informatics is very high and is expected to grow even more.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Algorithms & Complexity
  • Distributed Systems
  • High Performance Computing
  • Information Security
  • Machine Learning
  • Software Engineering
  • Advanced Java Programming
  • Computer Aided Verification

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The formal requirement for admission to the Master's degrees in Informatics is a Bachelor's degree granted by a recognised university in the field of Computer sciences or related disciplines.
  • Candidates with a Bachelor's degree of a recognised University of Applied Sciences may be admitted with 30-60 additional ECTS to be earned during or before the beginning of the programme, with Bachelor courses according to a study program defined by the scientific director. Admissions will be treated on a case by case basis.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    7420 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7420 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    7420 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7420 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • National: CHF 2000 
  • International: CHF 4000 

Living costs for Lugano

1516 - 2134 CHF /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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