Students coming to Rotkreuz 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.
Important Dates for incoming students
IT and Business Bachelor courses in English
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Exchange Students in the Digital Ideation Bachelor's
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Bachelor’s and master’s degree programs – (taught in German)
Master of Science in Engineering - With specialization in Information and Communication Technologies
Since 2019 the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts is 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 Information Technology undergo the following registration process.
Students of universities that are not part of the School’s partner network are welcome to apply for an exchange semester. In order to receive the registration link, the student should please send the following information and docuemnts to the School’s International Office (firstname.lastname@example.org):
If the student requires a visa to enter Switzerland, the application should be submitted as far in advance as possible.
As a rule, exchange students from partner universities are excused from tuition fees. Detailed information regarding tuition fees will be provided by the student’s university. “Free-mover” students pay the applicable tuition fees of the Lucerne School of Information Technology.
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 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.