In order to ensure a high quality of teaching and a good level of interaction, the course is limited to 30 students (extendable, at the discretion of the Master's Direction, to a maximum of 35 participants).


Applications and deadlines

Applications for the 2024/26 intake will open on December 18, 2023
Applications will be received until June 30, 2024
For those who need a visa the application deadline is anticipated to April 30, 2024

Late applications may be considered in case of available positions. 
Admission to MEPIN is an ongoing process, therefore early applications have a larger chance of being successful.

The Master's Board can accept conditional admissions for candidates who are planning to graduate after deadline.

Applications procedure

The admission and selection process is conducted by USI.
Candidates are invited to follow the instructions and fill in the online form 

Documents required for applications

  • copy of qualifications (bachelor's degree, licence, baccalaureate)*
  • certificate of Bachelor's/degree examinations (transcript)
  • certified translation of diplomas (if the dcuments are not already in Italian, German, French, English or Spanish)
  • curriculum vitae
  • letter of motivation drafted by the candidate**
  • copy of an identity document
  • copy of the residence permit for foreign candidates already resident in Switzerland.
*If the applicant has not yet fulfilled the conditions for obtaining the Bachelor's, Licence or Degree, a copy of the qualification may be submitted later, but no later than the beginning of the matriculation period. In this case, the date by which the qualification is expected to be obtained must be specified and a certificate issued by the home university must be submitted.
**A letter of motivation is a written document of no more than one page in which the applicant briefly introduces him/herself and explains the reasons for his/her interest in the Masters.


Enrollment at Università Cattolica (third semester) | Important notes

The enrollment at Università Cattolica will take place after attending the first two semesters at USI.

In order to enroll at Università Cattolica, Bachelor degrees obtained at any non-Italian University must be accompanied by the Dichiarazione di Valore (Certificate of Value) or Diploma supplement (only for applicants who graduated at an EU university).
The Dichiarazione di Valore must be obtained at the Italian Diplomatic Delegation of the Country/Region where students attended their University courses. The Diploma Supplement has to be obtained from the university of origin.

The above does not apply for students with a Swiss Bachelor Degree According to an Agreement between the Swiss Federal Council and the Government of the Italian Republic. (see attachment at the bottom of the page).

NON-EU students need to have a visa to be to the Italian Delegation (Embassy or Consulate) of the country of origin. 

FAQ page for Unicatt applicants

Are you a non Italian applicant? Do you still have doubts regarding your status and what you have to do? 
Check out the FAQ  on the Unicatt dedicated webpage (available in Italian and English).

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