University of Lausanne Master Scholarships in Switzerland

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The University of Lausanne (UNIL) scholarships program is now open for application for the 2022-2023 academic year.

The University of Lausanne scholarships are excellence scholarships intended exclusively for students who have graduated from a foreign university and whose academic performance is of the highest level.

The University of Lausanne is currently ranked within the global top 150 of the QS World University Rankings. UNIL has close to 16,000 students, of which around one in four comes from abroad. It also has a strong international atmosphere in its faculty members, with almost one in two coming from outside Switzerland.

About UNIL scholarships

DEADLINE : 1st November 2022.
LEVEL : Master.
FINANCING : $1 740 per month + tuition fee waiver.
OPEN TO : All nationalities.
COUNTRY : Switzerland.

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The scholarship is awarded for the regulatory period of the program chosen by the student.

It amounts to CHF 1,600 per month ($1,740), from September 15 to July 15 (i.e. 10 months per year), for the full duration of the Master’s degree (1.5 or 2 years depending on the Master’s degree chosen).

Students selected for a scholarship will be exempt from course fees.

Eligibility for the University of Lausanne scholarships

To be eligible, the candidate must fulfill the following conditions :

  • Has obtained a foreign university degree deemed equivalent to a UNIL bachelor’s degree.
  • Have a particularly strong academic record.
  • Have a language level of at least B2 in French or at least C1 in English.
  • Not already be enrolled at UNIL.

Candidates may apply to the University of Lausanne Master’s Scholarship even if the equivalent Swiss Bachelor’s degree has not yet been obtained at the time of application. However, the degree must of course be completed and obtained before the start of the chosen Master’s degree at UNIL.

Students who have already completed a Master’s level degree at a foreign university are also eligible to apply.

Eligible programs

Below is the list of Masters programs at UNIL that are eligible to apply. Click on the name of the master’s degree to get more details:

Faculty of Biology and Medicine:

Faculty of Law, Criminal Justice and Public Administration:

Faculty of Geosciences and Environment:

Faculty of Business and Economics :

Faculty of Arts:

Faculty of Social and Political Sciences:

Faculty of Theology and Sciences of Religions:

 Interfaculty Programmes:

It is, however, not possible to apply for the following Masters programs:

  1. Master’s degree from the School of Medicine
  2. Master of Science and Practice in Education
  3. Master of Laws from the Universities of Zurich and Lausanne
  4. Master of Laws in Criminal Sciences, majoring in Judiciary
  5. Master’s degree in Didactics of Physical Education and Sport
  6. Master’s degree in Health Sciences

How to Apply to the University of Lausanne Scholarships

Applicants must send their complete application, unbound, by postal mail only (files sent electronically by email will not be considered) to the following address:

University of Lausanne
Service des affaires sociales et de la mobilité étudiante (SASME)
Unicentre Building
CH – 1015 Lausanne

The application form must be completed on a computer and duly signed by the applicant.

The student should not register online on the UNIL website, but simply provide all the documents requested for their scholarship application. Your application for the University of Lausanne scholarship also serves as an application for admission to the chosen master’s degree (and therefore as your registration file at UNIL).

The application deadline is November 1, 2021. The postmark will serve as proof.

Required Documents

Below is a list of documents that must be included with your application:

  1. The application form completed and signed.
  2. A copy of passport or ID card
  3. A passport size photo inserted in the application form
  4. A complete curriculum vitae
  5. A cover letter
  6. Two letters of recommendation from the applicant’s current or former faculty or employers in a
  7. A copy of the official certificate of the language of instruction of the master’s degree (TOEFL or IELTS for English and DALF or DELF for French).
  8. A single copy of the undergraduate degree. An authenticated/legalized translation of diplomas that are not in French, German, English or Italian is required.
  9. For degrees issued by a State that has ratified the Lisbon Convention, a plain copy of the academic title(s) obtained and all transcripts obtained.
  10. For degrees issued by a state that has not ratified the Lisbon Convention (check here), a certified copy of the academic title(s) obtained, and all transcripts obtained (see how to comply with certified copy requirements).
  11. A copy of the program description for the last semester of the bachelor’s degree, if not yet obtained
  12. A proof of transfer of the administrative fee CHF 200.- (processing fee for any registration file). The amount is paid directly to the account of the University of Lausanne. Please refer to the official website (button “Official website”) for more details.

For any other information about the University of Lausanne scholarships, you can contact them by email [email protected].

For questions regarding translation and carbon copy requirements, please contact [email protected]

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