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Students coming to Rotkreuz (between Lucerne and Zug) from abroad receive a high standard of education. They benefit from a modern building and infrastructure, an inspirational setting and an education that is both academic and practical.
Useful information about coming to and staying in Lucerne, Rotkreuz and Switzerland.
Academic Calendar for incoming students
University Fact Sheet
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Taught-in English bachelor's courses
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Digital Ideation Bachelor program (mainly taught-in German)
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Bachelor’s degree programs taught-in German
Master of Science in IT, Digitalization & Sustainability (taught-in English)
Master of Science in Engineering Profile Computer Science and Data (taught-in English)
Information for incoming students as peperation before coming to study to Rotkreuz. Therefore, we have created this studentguide for you.
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The following admission requirements are valid for incoming students (partner and non partner students) for the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts Information Technology
We are working with the Software Mobility Online for the administration of student exchanges. Students from abroad wishing to spend a semester at the Lucerne School of Computer Science and Information Technology undergo the following registration process:
If you are a student from a non-partner institution, you are most welcome to apply via our study abroad program for a semester or two. More information on visiting students program.
Exchange students from partner universities are excempet from paying tuition fees at the Lucerne School of Computer Science and Information Technology.
Students from non-partner universities, so called Freemover, pay the applicable tuition fees of the Lucerne School of Computer Science and Information Technology. The tuition fee amounts approx. CHF 1000.- (for EU and NON-EU students) for one semester.
Grants from the Swiss European Mobility Program (SEMP; replaces Erasmus) are available to students attending one of the participating EU partner universities. Students are also free to apply for a grant in their home country or find another way of financing their studies. Students should contact their universities for details of grants.
Exams typically take place at the end of the semester. Some modules base their final grades on assignments, presentations or interim exams during the semester rather than on end-of-module exams.
The School awards European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) credits throughout its programs. 30 ECTS credits at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts correspond to 15 in North America and 60 in the UK.
The decision regarding the crediting of work carried out rests with the student’s home university. The International Office of the Lucerne School of Computer Science and Information Technology helps students to compile the required documents.
The buddy program enables exchange students to establish contact with local students before and during their stay.
The buddies' role is to prepare a warm welcome for the incoming students, provide them with useful advice about student life in Switzerland and help them to find their feet in Rotkreuz and Luzern. Every incoming student is assigned a buddy. As from the autumn semester 2019, the buddy program will be managed by ESN (Erasmus Student Network) Luzern. Incoming students receive details of their buddy a few weeks before the start of the semester.