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Applicants should hold one of the following academic degrees:

Bachelors or higher degree from a university or Federal Institute of Technology Diploma awarded by a university-level professional school or an equivalent title plus adequate professional experience;

Professionals with significant experience in the intercultural field and who do not hold academic titles can be admitted on the basis of their professional curriculum.



Applications to the 9th edition of the master starting March 2019 are not open yet. If you would like to receive updates, please send us an email. We will be pleased to give you more information about it.

If you are interested in joining our current edition and earning a DAS (Diploma of Advanced Studies) or CAS (Certificate of Advanced Studies), this is still possible. Please contact us. We will be happy to advise you on how to design your course of study to suit your personal and professional goals 

Students requiring a visa for Switzerland are strongly urged to apply as early as possible. The visa process can take up to 3 months.

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You are required to send by email the following documents at mic [at] usi [dot] ch:

Filled digital documents in the application package;

A digital passport picture.



Copies of all the forms with official transcripts of the required diplomas and certificates are to be sent by mail to the address below:

Università della Svizzera italiana
Master of Advanced Studies in Intercultural Communication (MIC)
Via Buffi 13
CH-6900 Lugano



Included in the program tuition are the costs of the study materials distributed in class and test fees. Not included are costs for books, accommodation and travel expenses.

MAS tuition fee - CHF 19'500

DAS tuition fee - CHF 13'000

CAS tuition fee - CHF 6'500

Single modules - CHF 1'200


The tuition includes a CHF 2,500 registration fee to be paid after the official admission. That amount is part of the total tuition fee.

Participants may apply for the option of spreading the payment of their tuition over a period of up to three years at 0%.

Partial Scholarships are also available based on personal qualifications, motivations and financial situation.