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International Outgoing Students

 

The general requisites for students who wish to participate in the International program are as follows:

  • Be enrolled in a course of study at the Mendrisio Academy of Architecture;
  • Possess the prerequisites according to the Regulations of Studies of the Faculty;
  • Have a knowledge of the language of the country in which they intend to spend the period of study;

Requisites

The period at the host university is either 1 or 2 semesters.

Duration

The Academy of Architecture makes an on-line selection of candidates.

The candidates should submit following documents:

  • portfolio (book) of the best projects completed during the years of bachelor study;
  • letter of motivation.

Deadline of the application: 11 February at 17:00. The results will be communicated at the end of February.
The selection is made only once during the academic year.

Procedure

Before leaving, the selected candidates must define a basic program of studies and present it to the International Relations and Mobility Service. The agreed program (learning agreement) makes it possible to validate the equivalence of the interuniversity stay spent abroad.
At the end of the stay the exchange will be validated by the Mobility Commission following the presentation of a portfolio of completed projects and a certificate stating the allocation of ECTS credits.

Program of studies

An adequate knowledge of the language in which you will follow the courses abroad is a prerequisite for access to courses offered by the partner universities. In the case of countries whose language is not widely spoken abroad (such as Finland, Holland...), it should be noted that courses are often offered in English and so require a knowledge of this language.

Language

Each host university has its own terms of enrolment.
The International Relations and Mobility Service of the Academy passes the names and application forms to the partner universities. The students selected must then independently consult the host university, download the registration forms, complete them and submit them to the host university before the deadline.
From this time on students are required to keep informed about the preparations for departure.

Terms of enrolment

The selected candidates must be in possession of specific insurance coverage in case of illness and accident. However, it can be possible that the host university offers a special health insurance for the incoming exchange students. 

Health insurance

Accommodation and the rental procedures vary depending on the host country and universities. It is advisable to contact the International Relations and Mobility Service of the Academy of Architecture and of the partner institution to check the requirements.

Accommodation

Having obtained all the relevant information from the host university (beginning of courses, accommodation, welcome activities, language courses...) the student can plan the date of departure and travel arrangements.
On the day of departure it is essential to have the following documents:

  • valid passport for travel abroad;
  • entry visa for study if needed;
  • confirmation of  health insurance coverage if the host university so requires;
  • certificate of enrolment issued by the USI;
  • two passport photos;

contact information (phone, fax, email ...) of the personal responsible for exchanges at the host university, who should be consulted for any information required.

Information about the legislation of the host country should be gained well in advance. In this respect, students are recommended to refer to the Exchange Office of the host university

Arrival abroad

For the recognition of the exams taken abroad it should be borne in mind that each partner university has its own official procedure for the issue of the documentation: usually the Mobility Office of the host university sends the certification of the examinations taken by the student to the director of the Mobility Serviced of the home university, which may be some weeks after the student’s return.
It is the responsibility of the student to verify that the certification of the educational activities completed abroad is delivered to the coordinator of the faculty.

Arrival abroad

For the recognition of the exams taken abroad it should be borne in mind that each partner university has its own official procedure for the issue of the documentation: usually the Mobility Office of the host university sends the certification of the examinations taken by the student to the director of the Mobility Serviced of the home university, which may be some weeks after the student’s return.
It is the responsibility of the student to verify that the certification of the educational activities completed abroad is delivered to the coordinator of the faculty.

Return

Within three weeks of the end of the period of study abroad under the International program, the student must send or deliver to the International Relations and Mobility Service of the Academy, c/o the secretary’s office, a survey on the period of study and a short report.

Report and end of stay



  • Address
    • International Relations and Study-abroad Office

    • Accademia di architettura

    • largo Bernasconi 2

    • 6850 Mendrisio

    • Switzerland

  • Telephone
    • +4158 666 5000
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    • +4158 666 5868
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