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Informatics, Ph.D.

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A successful Ph.D. Informatics from Università della Svizzera Italiana (USI) student will gain a broad knowledge and understanding of the general field of informatics, as well as an in-depth specialization in an area of interest. 

Working with one or more Faculty members, the student will contribute original, useful, and scientifically valid ideas in their chosen area of research. In addition, students will develop the professional skills that will be needed throughout their career.


Most students in the Ph.D. programme are supported as assistants. The support covers tuition and provides a salary. Responsibilities of assistants include both teaching and research duties. Generally students receive support as long as funds are available and the student is making adequate progress through the programme

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Advanced Topics in Machine Learning
  • Algorithms & Complexity
  • Computational Biology and Drug Design
  • Data Design & Modeling
  • Deep Learning Lab
  • Distributed Algorithms
  • Engineering of Domain Specific Languages

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

Admission into the PhD program is with official consent of the Faculty of Informatics subject to the general rules and procedures of the University

To be admitted, the prospective PhD student must have completed a Master degree in computer science, informatics, mathematics, or a closely related field prior to joining the program (but not necessarily prior to applying to the program).

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Lugano

  • 1516 - 2140 CHF/month
    Living Costs

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


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