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Settembre
2022
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2022
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Settembre
2022
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09.
2022
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Maggio
2023
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05.
2023

Mobilità internazionale

L’Università della Svizzera italiana ha diversi accordi bilaterali con Università prestigiose al di fuori dell'Europa, più precisamente negli Stati Uniti e in Sud America.
La procedura d’iscrizione al programma di scambio internazionale segue gli stessi criteri dell’iscrizione al programma SEMP.

 

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  • International Exchange - OUTGOING students

    Requisites

    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

     

    Duration

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

     

    Procedure

    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.

     

    Program of studies

    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.

     

    Language

    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.

     

    Terms of enrolment

    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.

     

    Health insurance

    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. 

     

    Accommodation

    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.

    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.

     

    Report and end of stay

    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.

     

  • International Exchange - INCOMING students

    All students in the International program are officially candidates from their university of origin, which must be partners of the Academy of Architecture based on a bilateral agreement.

     

    Deadlines autumn semester

    Applications must reach the Academy by May 1.
    Course timetables will be published by the Faculty a few weeks before the start of courses.
    International students should not enroll in the design studios and lecture courses before the semester starts. They will be enrolled in the first week of the semester.
     

    Deadlines spring semester

    Applications must reach the Academy by November 1.
    Course timetables will be published by the Faculty a few weeks before the start of courses.
    International students should not enroll in the design studios and lecture courses before the semester starts. They will be enrolled in the first week of the semester.

    As soon as a student has been officially nominated by his/her home university, the International Relations and Mobility Service of the Academy of Architecture will forward the login and password.

    The International Relations and Mobility Service of the Academy of Architecture also requires the following documentation in paper form:

    • Copy of the confirmation of registration (generated automatically by the online application) signed by the coordinator of the student’s home university
    • Recent copy of the official transcript
    • Photocopy of passport
    • 2 passport sized photos
    • Photocopy of health insurance card

    The application form must be approved and signed by the representative of the student’s home university.

    The complete application should be sent to the International Relations and Mobility Service of the Academy of Architecture by regular mail (NOT by e-mail or fax).
    The student will receive written confirmation (plus other important information) when the dossier has been evaluated.

     

    How to register

    In order to assist students and ensure their stay at the Academy is as useful and enjoyable as possible, the International Relations and Mobility Service publishes a brochure in English containing practical information dealing with points such as: accommodation, health insurance, residence permit and much else.
    For more information: [email protected]

     

    End of stay

    No later than one month before the end of their stay at the Academy of Architecture students are encouraged to write a report on their period of study following the suggested guidelines and send it in digital format to this lin