Master of Advanced Studies in

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ADMISSION (open for 2020-2022 cohort)

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 program starting September 2020 are now open!

Application deadline: July 31, 2020

Early bird discount: 5% for application and payment of a non-refundable deposit of CHF 3’000 by May 31, 2020.

Please download our application package below and send back all filled-in forms by email at  mic [at] usi [dot] ch :

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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Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Candidates who meet the initial requirements will be invited for a Skype/phone interview for further assessment. 

Once admitted, students must pay a registration deposit before they can receive their visa invitation letter.

Copies of all the forms with official transcripts of the required diplomas and certificates are to be sent by e-mail at mic [at] usi [dot] ch or by mail to the address below:

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



MAS tuition fee - CHF 19'500

DAS tuition fee - CHF 13'000

CAS tuition fee - CHF 6'900

Single modules - CHF 1'500


Tuition fees include the costs of the instructional material distributed in class and test fees.

Not included are costs for books, visa, travel expenses and accommodation in Switzerland and abroad.

For MAS and DAS application, a non-refundable deposit of CHF 3’000 is required to receive the official admission documents. Participants who pay in full by June 30, 2020, are eligible for a 8% discount on their tuition.

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