Ph.D. On Campus


Università della Svizzera italiana (USI)

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The Ph.D. Informatics from the Università della Svizzera Italiana (USI) promotes the development of new professionals interested in academic or industrial research careers. 


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

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Advanced Topics in Machine Learning
  • Algorithms & Complexity
  • Bioinformatics
  • Computational Biology and Drug Design
  • Computer Aided Verification,
  • Cyber-Physical Software Engineering
  • Data Design & Modeling
  • Deep Learning Lab
  • Distributed Algorithms
  • Engineering of Domain Specific Languages
  • Enterprise Resource Planning Lab

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On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

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

Other requirements

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 - 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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