Starting academic year 2017/2018, the Università della Svizzera italiana offers 15 students a Bachelor study place in Medicine. Those 15 Bachelor students will be matriculated at USI, but they will spend the whole tree year Bachelor education at University of Basel as host-students. Therefore, the University of Basel defines the academic program, whilst the USI will issue the Bachelor diplomas. The Bachelor in Medicine will be taught in German language.
Positions at Swiss medical schools are limited. Students can apply for these positions via www.swissuniversities.ch, following the official registration process (application deadline is 15 February). Since study positions are limited, the admission to the Bachelor in Medicine at USI requires the candidate to pass the aptitude test successfully.
These students will then continue their education at the USI for the 3 Master-years.