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About UNIL

University of Lausanne (UNIL) — public non-profit university. It is located in Lausanne, Switzerland. The higher education institution was founded in the 16th century and is one of the oldest institutions in the country. UNIL is an active member of Rectors' Conference of the Swiss Universities (CRUS), European University Association (EUA), OpenCourseWare Consortium (OCW).

QS World University Rankings collects data on the best institutions in the world, according to which UNIL is on top-220. This is one of the best universities in the world. Judged by 13 aspects of Times Higher Education World University Ranking (THE), it conquered 143 place among top institutions.

UNIL does research in different fields of study and offers master and doctorate programs.

Location
Lausanne, Switzerland
Establishment year
1537
Students
16,083
International students
3,897

Place in ratings

By subject
SubjectPlace in QS 2023
Accounting & Finance101-150
Life Sciences & Medicine157
Social Sciences & Management230
Arts & Humanities297
Natural Sciences401-450
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UNIL tuition fees

The academic calendar at UNIL is divided into two semesters. For convenience, tuition fees are calculated per year. Tuition fees at UNIL are equal for locals and foreigners, and start from 607 USD per year. The university provides tuition assistance to some students through financial aid programs. They are available to both locals and foreigners. On the official website of the university, you can find all the up-to-date information on tuition fees and available scholarships.

It is necessary to pay attention to other costs: accommodation, transportation, study materials, food, and personal expenses.

Academic calendar
Semesters
Financial Aid
Yes
Bachelor
Local2,826USD/year
Foreign1,311USD/year
Master
1,119USD/year
Doctorate
607USD/year

Study programs at UNIL

Journalism & Media
Public Management and Policy
Study degree
MA
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
CAE, IELTS
Study field
Economics & Business Management
Social Sciences & Management
Journalism & Media
Exam scores
CAE — 180, IELTS — 6.5
Engineering & Technology
Sustainable Management and Technology
Study degree
MSc
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
IELTS
Study field
Economics & Business Management
Engineering & Technology
Exam scores
IELTS — 6.5
Law
International Business Law
Study degree
LLM
Study form
Full-time
Duration
3 months
Exams
IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Law
Exam scores
IELTS — 7.0, TOEFL PBT — 600, TOEFL iBT — 100
Medicine
Medical Biology
Study degree
MSc
Study form
Full-time
Duration
18 months
Exams
IELTS
Study field
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Medicine
Exam scores
IELTS — 6.5
Computer Science & IT
Information Systems
Study degree
MSc
Study form
Full-time
Duration
18 months
Exams
IELTS
Study field
Computer Science & IT
Exam scores
IELTS — 6.5
Social Sciences & Management
Economics
Study degree
MSc
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
IELTS
Study field
Social Sciences & Management
Exam scores
IELTS — 6.5
International Master of Public Administration
Study form
Full-time
Duration
36 months
Exams
IELTS
Study field
Economics & Business Management
Social Sciences & Management
Exam scores
IELTS — 6.5
Public Management and Policy
Study degree
MA
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
CAE, IELTS
Study field
Economics & Business Management
Social Sciences & Management
Journalism & Media
Exam scores
CAE — 180, IELTS — 6.5
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences
Behaviour, Evolution and Conservation
Study degree
MSc
Study form
Full-time
Duration
18 months
Exams
IELTS
Study field
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences
Exam scores
IELTS — 6.5
Earth Sciences
Study degree
MSc
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
IELTS
Study field
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences
Exam scores
IELTS — 6.5
Environmental Sciences
Study degree
MSc
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
IELTS
Study field
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences
Exam scores
IELTS — 6.5
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Actuarial Science
Study degree
MSc
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
IELTS
Study field
Economics & Business Management
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Exam scores
IELTS — 6.5
Medical Biology
Study degree
MSc
Study form
Full-time
Duration
18 months
Exams
IELTS
Study field
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Medicine
Exam scores
IELTS — 6.5
Economics & Business Management
Actuarial Science
Study degree
MSc
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
IELTS
Study field
Economics & Business Management
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Exam scores
IELTS — 6.5
International Master of Public Administration
Study form
Full-time
Duration
36 months
Exams
IELTS
Study field
Economics & Business Management
Social Sciences & Management
Exam scores
IELTS — 6.5
Public Management and Policy
Study degree
MA
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
CAE, IELTS
Study field
Economics & Business Management
Social Sciences & Management
Journalism & Media
Exam scores
CAE — 180, IELTS — 6.5
Sustainable Management and Technology
Study degree
MSc
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
IELTS
Study field
Economics & Business Management
Engineering & Technology
Exam scores
IELTS — 6.5
Other programs
Medicine
Humanities and Social Sciences of Medicine
Study degree
PhD
Study form
Full-time
Duration
36 months
Study field
Medicine
Humanities
Life Sciences
Study degree
PhD
Study form
Full-time
Duration
36 months
Study field
Medicine
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences
Humanities
History and Philosophy of Economics
Study degree
PhD
Study form
Full-time
Duration
60 months
Study field
Social Sciences & Management
Humanities
Humanities and Social Sciences of Medicine
Study degree
PhD
Study form
Full-time
Duration
36 months
Study field
Medicine
Humanities
Social Sciences & Management
Economics, Subject Area Management
Study degree
PhD
Study form
Full-time
Duration
48 months
Study field
Social Sciences & Management
Economics & Business Management
Economics, subject area Political Economy
Study degree
PhD
Study form
Full-time
Duration
48 months
Study field
Social Sciences & Management
History and Philosophy of Economics
Study degree
PhD
Study form
Full-time
Duration
60 months
Study field
Social Sciences & Management
Humanities
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Earth Surface Processes and Paleobiosphere
Study degree
PhD
Study form
Full-time
Duration
36 months
Study field
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Mineral Sciences
Study degree
PhD
Study form
Full-time
Duration
36 months
Study field
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences
Earth Surface Processes and Paleobiosphere
Study degree
PhD
Study form
Full-time
Duration
36 months
Study field
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Life Sciences
Study degree
PhD
Study form
Full-time
Duration
36 months
Study field
Medicine
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences
Mineral Sciences
Study degree
PhD
Study form
Full-time
Duration
36 months
Study field
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Economics & Business Management
Actuarial Science
Study degree
PhD
Study form
Full-time
Duration
36 months
Study field
Economics & Business Management
Business Analytics
Study degree
PhD
Study form
Full-time
Duration
36 months
Study field
Economics & Business Management
Economics, Subject Area Management
Study degree
PhD
Study form
Full-time
Duration
48 months
Study field
Social Sciences & Management
Economics & Business Management
Finance
Study degree
PhD
Study form
Full-time
Duration
36 months
Study field
Economics & Business Management
Other
Life Sciences
Study degree
PhD
Study form
Full-time
Duration
36 months
Neuroscience
Study degree
PhD
Study form
Full-time
Duration
36 months
Social Psychology
Study degree
PhD
Study form
Full-time
Duration
36 months
Other programs
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Bachelor degree at UNIL

You cannot enter a Swiss university immediately after the 11th grade. Before admission, foreign students must study for 2 years at a university in their native country.

Master's degree at UNIL

To confirm your level of English, you must pass IELTS or TOEFL. The minimum TOEFL score for admission is 100. IELTS — 6.5 or higher.

IELTS
6.5
TOEFL iBT
100
TOEFL PBT
600

UNIL campus

The educational institution has a suburban campus. This means that students study close to a big city and can quickly get to it by public transport. At the same time, this location allows you to create a close-knit student community, since all events are held on campus. The university has a library, in the collection of which you will find not only textbooks and scientific works, but also works of the classics, modern literature and much more. UNIL regularly accepts students for international exchange programs, providing both local and international students with the opportunity to come into contact with different cultures and gain unique experience.

Campus Type
Suburban
Library
Yes
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What to do after graduation

A job seeker visa allows graduates to stay in the country for up to 6 months. UNIL graduates find jobs quickly, partly because the university has a good reputation among employers according to the QS World University Rankings. Look for more immigration options in our article.

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